Lens Recommendations
Wave uses a passive, locking lens mount compatible with E-mount lenses and adapters. There is no electrical connection to the lens, so lenses with electronic focus or aperture control are not supported. Sony E-mount lenses with electronic focus or aperture control are not compatible with Wave: With no power input, the lens elements move on their own. Likewise, there is no autofocus.
Wave is intended for use with manual lenses that cover a S35 sensor. Faster lenses (with lower wide-open f-number or T-stop) are preferable for shooting at high frame rates, where more light is needed.
Because of its short flange focal distance, E-mount can be readily adapted to almost any other mount. Some good lens options for Wave are listed below with sample videos shot on Wave, if available.
Lens
Adapter
Features
Sample Video
Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D
-
Wide Angle
Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
FD to E-mount
Low Cost
Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro
-
1:1 Macro
Canon CN-E Cine Primes
EF to E-mount
Fast Primes
Fujinon MK 18-55 T2.9
-
Zoom
Fujinon MK 50-135 T2.9
-
Zoom
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