The handgrip can be removed from the lens for use in a more cinema production environment.
The lens includes 12-pin serial communication and Cooke’s /i Technology for PL mount cameras.
Attaching the handgrip unit does not require manual adjustment of the focus, zoom, and iris gears on the lens.
It’s a major hunk of glass with a $33,000 price tag intended for high-end productions. You can see the original press release info here.