Today, DZOFILM brings its Marlin 1.6x expander to the public. Extending the effective focal length and image circle by 1.6x, Marlin can convert Super 35 Pictor Zoom lenses or other lenses on your hands to cover Full Frame or Vista Vision. Let’s take a more detailed look into DZOFILM Marlin 1.6x expander.
With Marlin 1.6x expander, users could convert Super 35 lenses to cover Full Frame or Vista Vision. This expander enlarges focal length and the diameter of the image circle by a factor of 1.6x with only 1.5 stops light loss.
Marlin 1.6x expander not only maintains superior image quality without degrading resolution, but also ensures S35 lenses to use on FF and VV cameras, which enriches the use of lenses without changing the field of view.
Based on DZOFILM unique rings, there is no need for shimming or mount replacement when users calibrate minor back flange (Excl. PL-PL and PL-LPL versions).
Constructed with detachable supporting base and stainless steel mount, Marlin 1.6x expander is pretty solid. Each expander weighs no more than 0.7kg and the length is only 109mm.
PL-E/RF/L/LPL/PL total 5 different mounts.
Marlin is specially designed for our Pictor Zoom series, which allows to use Pictor Zoom lenses on full frame cameras without vignetting. Yet it can also work with most lenses in the market. The distance from the flange plane of PL mount lens to the rear shall less than 19.64mm. (Marlin Adapter Clearance Check tool can be downloaded and check the suitability)
Price and Availability
The price of PL-E, PL-RF, PL-L expanders are $1159, while PL-LPL, PL-PL versions are $1699.
DZOFILM will start to ship Marlin 1.6x expanders in early July.