The Zunow Cine Wide Attachment is the latest by the optics converter manufacturer. It promises x0.75 conversion with minimal light loss.
Zunow is known for its wide-angle converters, such as the DWA-075 for DSLR lenses or the WCX-100 for 4K zooms. The latest offering from Zunow is the CWA-114, an attachment specifically made with larger-diameter cinema lenses in mind.
Zunow Cine Wide Attachment: The CWA-114
The Zunow Cine Wide Attachment makes the focal length of your wide-angle cinema lens 0.75x larger through a 130mm front element that offers a minimal distortion of 1%, an almost maximum light transmission of 97% and 4K coating for maximum resolution from corner to corner. It aims to quickly offer a wide-angle option without the need to change lenses.
But what does this mean in numbers? Some of the examples provided by Zunow include:
- FUJINON 20-120mm T3.5, which becomes a 15-75mm T3.6.
- Canon 17-120mm T2.95-3.9, which becomes a 14-75mm T3.0-4.0 (with vignetting at 12.75-14mm).
- ZEISS 21-100mm T2.9-3.9, which becomes a 15.75-75mm T3.0-4.0.
Judging from the numbers above, it seems that although the Zunow can help you achieve those precious extra few millimetres at the wide end, it is optimised to offer a maximum of 15mm for best performance.
With its clip-on design and 114mm body diameter, the Zunow Cine Wide Attachment should be compatible with most lenses. Bear in mind, though, that as a high-end solution for high-end lenses, the CWA-114 has a high-end weight to it as well, coming in at 1.29 kg/ 2.82 lbs.
Do you shoot with wide-angle cinema lenses often? Could you see yourself benefitting from something like the CWA-114? Let us know in the comments below!