Veydra MFT Mini Primes GH4 Lens Test. First Look Video.


Here is the lens test we did for the new Veydra Mini Primes. We only had the 16mm, 25mm, 35mm and 50mm all T2.2. The 12mm will jump out next year. We shot all of this with a Panasonic GH4 at 4K. We put these puppies up against some really killer glass and it performed quite well. It was nice to have a proper metal manual focus and iris lens for a change. The Veydra Mini Primes felt like a reduced size Zeiss Super Speed. Robust feel with solid gearing throughout.

The color was also outstanding. All lenses matched perfectly throughout the set. Flare control was also great as you can see in the video. A nice smooth Bokeh all around. It was nice to be a able to repeat focus off the lens and not a monitor. Plenty of room on the barrel for smooth focus pulls. Not this 1/4″ stuff you get from an AF lens.

We tried to treat this like an old school feature check out. Color charts, focus charts some bulb tests and a quick outside shot at dusk. We hope this helps you get a better feel for this glass. We really enjoyed using it and can highly recommend it for cinema work with MFT cameras. A set of four primes will set you back around $2500. A single lens will run you about $700.

Here is a link to the Kickstarter page.

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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.


Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Mike

    Hi Jared,
    Great test, thanks for making it available so quickly. I have one question. Is there some chromatic aberration (purple) on the spirals of the notebook? Particularly with the 16mm and 25mm examples. Is it possible there was a difference in lighting set ups? The lenses are sharp in every shot and the color rendition looks great, especially in the Liquor Store. Very excited about true cine primes for m/43. Thanks again!