Tired of guessing which lenses will and won’t cover a specific sensor? Stress no more, I’ve revised the Image Circle Database that so many of you have been asking for. It’s an ongoing project that I update periodically as lenses come through the shop (there’s a lot of them). With the rate that manufacturers are designing and releasing new lenses, this database will be updated as a downloadable PDF often. If there is a specific lens you would like researched for image circle, please list it below in the comments. The Database is going to stick to primarily cinema lenses or at least those used for cinema often. Check out the details below.
As is the case with just about any zoom lens, the image circle is larger at the telephoto end than it is a the wide end of the zoom. Therefor, each zoom lens has two image circles listed – one for each end of the zoom. There isn’t a given point in the zoom where the image circle decreases while zooming wide. Some lenses may vignette a mere millimeter or two before reaching the wide end of the zoom and some might gradually creep in with a soft vignette. It all depends on the design. If you have any specific questions, feel free to drop a comment below and I’ll do my best to research a lens further if it’s in-stock or in for service at Duclos Lenses. Thanks again to everyone for the continued encouragement to revise and publish the updated Image Circle Database.