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The 25-100mm t/2.9 Cine Lightweight Zoom only covers Super35 sensors. The optical design consists of 20 elements in 16 groups, and the lens has 9 aperture blades, so in theory, it should produce nice bokeh. The minimum focus distance of the lens is 60cm (23.6″).
Unlike some cine lens in the market which are re-engineered from a photo zoom lens, the Laowa Cine lens is a brand new purpose built cinema lens. Laowa claims that it is truly parfocal, meaning the focus will never shift when you zoom in or zoom back out. It is designed to have nearly zero focus breathing throughout the whole zoom range.
Laowa has always had a reputation for making unique lenses, and in somewhat of a shock, they are now making a 25-100mm T2.9 PL zoom lens. The lens has a 25-100mm range and is a constant T2.9 aperture. It features a stepless, t-stop independent aperture ring with an industry standard 0.8 mod /32 pitch gears. The 270° focus rotation allows for precise focus pulls and the iris is clickless, enabling smooth iris transitions. Laowa is calling it a lightweight cinema zoom. At ~2.5kg (5.5lb) it is a reasonable weight for a PL zoom lens with this magnification.