Lens Recommendations

Wave uses a passive, locking E-mount. There is no electrical connection to the lens, so lenses with electronic focus or iris control are not supported. 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 light is at a premium.

Because of its short flange focal distance, E-mount can be readily adapted to almost any other mount. The stock E-mount can be removed and other mount options may be added in the future. RED DSMC mounts are also supported with an optional spacer. 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

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Wide Angle

Canon FD 50mm f/1.4

FD to E-mount

Low Cost

Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro

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1:1 Macro

Canon CN-E Cine Primes

EF to E-mount

Fast Primes

Fujinon MK 18-55 T2.9

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Zoom

Fujinon MK 50-135 T2.9

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Zoom