Cinematographer & Filmmaker
Corey Steib
Veydra Mini Prime Lens Review
by Corey Steib on May 3rd, 2016

Hi to all filmmakers all across the world, I know I have not posted a blog on my website in a while as I have added a new baby boy to my family which has taken up most of my time. Now that he is a little bigger I can finally try and jump back into writing blogs and doing video reviews. With that being said I wanted to start off by doing a video review on the Veydra Mini Prime Lenses by Ryan Avery
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Ryan over the past few years and I don't think that you will meet anyone who is nice, honest and more passionate about filmmaking then him. I first met ryan when he was still working for film tools at NAB 2014 and we started talking about the good old days (2003/2004) and how we both have seen the industry change so fast in just a few years. As we fast forward to December of 2014, Ryan and a team of partners launched a kick start campaign for there new line of mini prime lenses.   

The Story Behind The Lens

‚ÄčIn late December 2014, the kickstarter ended with 199 of you contributing $272,017.00 to realize these incredible cinema lenses. Thanks to you the Veydra Lenses Mini Prime set for M4/3 and mirrorless cameras were successfully funded. Veydra is a premium cinema lens brand born from over 40 years of combined cinema industry design and marketing experience. Veydra has designed and/or manufactured designs for several major cinema related products companies on the market today. 

Purpose built for cinema acquisition applications, all Veydra lenses feature constant volume focus, 0.8 cinema pitch gears on the iris/focus rings, constant T-Stop, and common front diameter for quick lens changes in a production environment. All Veydra lenses exceed 4K resolution and are constructed of the finest aircraft grade aluminum and optical glass elements with multi-coating for color consistency. Veydra lenses are designed with quality and value in mind. All Veydra products are priced at the absolute minimum retail price to help you achieve your creative vision.

Why Mini Primes

So you maybe asking yourself "Why Mini Primes"? Well in my humble opinion, why not :), the one thing that I love and you will also hear this in my video below is that the weight of the lens. But on tope of that is the price and knowing that you will get a very well made product for it, just like a camera you must find what works best for you and what type of work that you do.  

My Video Review 

A Very Special Thanks

I want to give a very special thank you to Ryan and his team behind the scenes for all of there hard work and allowing me to use there lense and give feedback on what I think. This is with any other manufacture and or product that I have used because if you don't push the limits of it in the field then how will you know it's strengths and weaknesses. I have used and reviews a lot of product over the years and the one thing I love is how the industry has embraced change so fast but they have to or else they may fall behind. But let's get back to telling the story no matter what your product of choice is. 

And Remember, Happy Shooting. 


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