The full frame Sony Venice cinema camera is a perfect match for the fast, compact and iconic M 0.8 lenses. Originally designed for full frame coverage, the Leitz M 0.8 lenses take full advantage of the Venice sensor in a way that highlights all the characteristics that make these lenses unique in the world of motion picture optics.
Unlike most cinema lenses, the Leitz M 0.8 lenses are uncorrected for interesting characteristics like field curvature, edge fall off, and flare control. The characteristics of the lenses are much more similar to those of what are often called vintage cinema lenses. These effects are most noticeable toward the edges of the image circle, which pairs beautifully with the Venice sensor.
The Leitz Sony Venice M-Mount requires no camera modification with the exception of replacing the existing PL mount via the 6 screws. Camera firmware version 2 enabling the use of E mount lenses is required and is available.