Thypoch Expands its 35mm and 28mm Lenses to Z, E, X, and RF Mounts

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Thypoch, which debuted as a brand last September with the Simera 35mm f/1.4 and Simera 28mm f/1.4 lenses for Leica M-mount, is expanding its camera support to Nikon Z, Fujifilm X, Sony E, and Canon RF.

The company says its choice to expand beyond Leica M-mount is a direct response to users who have “expressed a desire for more versatility in their lens options.” In expanding its mount support, Thypoch adds that it is committed to maintaining the performance of the lenses as they work on M-mount by fine-tuning the new mount solutions so they perform optimally for every camera option.

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The company says it has improved the user experience in two ways. Firstly, the ergonomic crescent-shaped focus tab on these new Nikon Z, Fujifilm X, Sony E, and Canon RF lenses adds what Thypoch says is a “significant improvement” to the manual focusing experience.

“It’s a game-changer for focusing, replacing the old infinity lock with a design that makes focusing smoother and more intuitive, enabling photographers to achieve precise focus on their subjects with greater ease and comfort,” the company says.

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That’s a big win because the infinity lock was a significant point of consternation that PetaPixel‘s Chris Niccolls noted in his time with the Simera 35mm f/1.4 lens for M-mount earlier this year.

Thypoch also removes what it characterizes as “subtle resistance” at the 0.7 meter and closer point on the focus ring, which it says is more of the experience that photographers who aren’t using a rangefinder camera would expect.

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The rest of the lens experience is retained such as the automatic depth-of-field scale, the maximum aperture of f/1.4, and the close focusing distance of 0.45 and 0.4 meters (for the 35mm and 28mm, respectively). The clicked and de-clicked aperture modes, which are symbolized by the icons “sun” and “moon,” also remain and Thypoch says the de-clicked option is of particular interest to support filmmakers.

As with the M-mount options, the Simera 35mm and 28mm f/1.4 for Nikon Z, Fujifilm X, Sony E, and Canon RF mounts are priced at $649 (609 euros), which includes a square lens hood and both a front and a rear cap. Thypoch will first release the Simera lenses for Nikon Z-mount on May 20 with the Fujifilm X, Sony E, and Canon RF mount options becoming available in mid-June.

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