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As a filmmaker who uses Micro 4/3 cameras, your lenses need to give you absolute quality and control. Enter Veydra Mini Primes.
199 backers pledged $272,017 to help bring this project to life.

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Veydra Mini Prime Micro 4/3 Mount Cinema Lenses for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Panasonic GH4

As a filmmaker using Micro 4/3 cameras, you know the pain of having to use lens mount adapters or still photography lenses. Professional quality Micro 4/3 cinema cameras like the Panasonic GH4 and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera offer you incredible quality and control. Isn't it time your lenses give you that same quality, performance, and control? The Veydra Mini Primes are exactly what we've all been waiting for.


What is Veydra?

Veydra is a premium cinema lens made specifically for filmmakers using Micro 4/3 cameras.  

Veydra Mini Prime lenses all feature 

  • Resolution that exceeds 4K
  • Cinema 0.8 module focus and iris gears
  • Consistent front 80mm outside diameter & 77mm filter threading
  • Similar length for quick lens changes
  • Constant T2.2 aperture for easy lighting set ups
  • Plated brass mounts for durability.

Veydra offers an unparalleled cinema quality prime lens line at a competitive price.  You can own a complete set of Veydra Mini Primes for the price of one full frame high quality cinema lens.

What makes Veydra Mini Prime lenses different?

Veydra was born from over 40 years of cinema lens design and marketing experience. We saw a clear lack of purpose built cinema optics for the Micro 4/3 format.  

Owners of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and Panasonic GH4 cameras have previously had to use lens adapters, imitation cinema geared stills lenses, or regular stills lenses with limited features to achieve their motion picture filmmaking needs.  

Veydra Mini Prime lenses bring high quality cinema optics that exceed 4K resolution in a purpose built size and mount for the Micro 4/3 format.

Every cinema quality necessary detail has been brought to reality in these lenses including a smooth 300 degree focus range, constant T Stop, 9 blade iris for a round pleasing bokeh, high quality aluminum housings, plated brass mount for long term durability, 77mm filter threads for easy filter changes, and mattebox compatible 80mm front diameter for all lenses.

All of these details combine to make lenses that should cost many times the price offered here.

Veydra 12mm Mini Prime
Veydra 12mm Mini Prime

Veydra Mini Prime 12mm T2.2 M4/3 The Veydra Mini Prime 12mm T2.2 is a wide focal length for Micro 4/3 cameras.  Equivalent to the field of view for a 24mm lens in Full Frame 35mm stills format, this lens allows for wide angle views such as scene establishing shots or handheld/aerial gimbal use.

Veydra 16mm Mini Prime
Veydra 16mm Mini Prime

Veydra Mini Prime 16mm T2.2 M4/3 The Veydra Mini Prime 16mm T2.2 is a mid to wide focal length for Micro 4/3 cameras.  Equivalent to the field of view for a 32mm lens in Full Frame 35mm stills format, this lens is great for everyday and handheld/aerial gimbal use.

Veydra 25mm Mini Prime
Veydra 25mm Mini Prime

Veydra Mini Prime 25mm T2.2 M4/3 The Veydra Mini Prime 25mm T2.2 is a standard focal length for Micro 4/3 cameras.  Equivalent to the field of view for a 50mm lens in Full Frame 35mm stills format, this lens most closely replicates a natural human eye field of view.

Veydra 35mm Mini Prime
Veydra 35mm Mini Prime

Veydra Mini Prime 35mm T2.2 M4/3
The Veydra Mini Prime 35mm T2.2 is a standard focal length for Micro 4/3 cameras.  Equivalent to the field of view for a 70mm lens in Full Frame 35mm stills format, this lens is perfect for portrait shots or interviews.

Veydra 50mm Mini Prime
Veydra 50mm Mini Prime

Veydra Mini Prime 50mm T2.2 M4/3
The Veydra Mini Prime 50mm T2.2 is a telephoto focal length for Micro 4/3 cameras.  Equivalent to the field of view for a 100mm lens in Full Frame 35mm stills format, this lens is perfect for detail, portrait and longer shots where a tight field of view is required.

When will Veydra Mini Prime lenses be available?

With the help of this Kickstarter, we will fast track delivery of the Veydra Mini Prime 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses for shipment in January 2015.  The Veydra Mini Prime 12mm will ship in June 2015.

How To Back This Project

Veydra needs your help to fast track delivery of this new revolutionary optics brand.  

We are offering a significant discount on these all new lenses and will continue to offer new lens innovations in the future with your help to back this project.  

We’ve made it simple with the five reward levels below;

  • $1 =  Special thanks on our website.
  • $25 = Veydra T-Shirt and an extra surprise shipped with your shirt. Plus thanks on our website.
  • $699 ($899 to $1199 value) = Choose any one Veydra Mini Prime Lens. Get the Veydra t-shirt and special thanks on our website.
  • $2499 ($3695 value) = Get the first Veydra Mini Prime lens set of four focal lengths.  Includes 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses. Plus a Veydra t-shirt and thanks on our website.
  • $3199 ($4895 value) = Get it all.  Set of five Veydra Mini Prime lenses.  Includes 12mm (Ships June 2015), 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses plus a Veydra T-Shirt and thanks on our website.

Risks and challenges

We are already very far along in the development process and are looking for help from the Kickstarter community to fast track shipment of the Veydra Mini Primes.
Any challenges we face after successful funding of the project will be met with full attention to detail with a mind for getting the lenses shipped as quickly as possible.
Our team has over 40 combined years of cinema lens design, sales, and marketing experience so we have business partners who can help us overcome any unforeseeable issues.

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    "I can't swing a lens reward right now but I want to try the lenses later"

    You get everything in the T-Shirt Reward plus a 4 day rental from LensProToGo.com of the Veydra Mini Prime 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm Lenses in February to April 2015. Rental subject to terms and conditions of LensProToGo.

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    "I'm throwing money at my screen but nothing is happening!"

    Yeah, internet is like that. But fear not, you can pick ANY Veydra Mini Prime and AFTER we manufacture it we'll get it in your hot sweaty hands. Plus use your swank new Veydra t-shirt to dry off. Bask smugly in your own glory when we reveal to the world a special thanks to you on our website.

    (Choose any one Veydra Mini Prime Lens: 12, 16, 25, 35, or 50mm)

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    "OMG, yes. Now. Gimmie ASAP"

    Be among the very first to have a Veydra Mini Prime lens set. Includes the 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses. Plus an exclusive Veydra t-shirt custom cut to your standard body type (S, M, L, XL, 2XL). And of course you get the honor of being among the backers given special thanks on our website.

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    "I'm a pro. I need all the lenses. Gives them to me!"

    Get it all. Set of five Veydra Mini Prime lenses. Includes 12mm (Ships June 2015), 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses plus the Veydra T-Shirt you've been hearing so much about. As a pro you live and die by your good name, so take special pride in knowing you will receive gushing thanks on our website along side the other wonderful backers of this project.

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