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ZEISS lenses for cinematography have helped to create distinctive images in many famous movies, e.g. «Lord of the Rings», and have already received three Technical Academy Awards.
Camera lenses from Zeiss are used by millions of photographers all over the world: in SLR or rangefinder cameras, in Sony compact cameras or in Nokia cell phones. Cine lenses from Zeiss have helped to create distinctive images in many famous movies, e.g. «Lord of the Rings», «King Kong» or «Perfume», and have already received two Technical Academy Awards.
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Zeiss LWZ.3 Lens
The new ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100 mm/T2.9-3.9 T zoom lens (ZEISS LWZ.3) offers you superior image performance in any imaginable shooting situation. Whether you’re shooting a short film, TV movie, commercial, corporate video or TV drama, soap or high-end documentary under the most difficult conditions, the ZEISS LWZ.3 is a powerful, handy and trustworthy companion on the front of your camera.
The ZEISS LWZ.3 is equipped with an easy-to-operate, interchangeable mount system. It enables you to switch quickly from a typical cine-style PL-mount to four other mounts (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, MFT)*. A truly great feature that promises a flexible and scaleable investment in today’s rapidly developing camera market.
The focal length range between 21 and 100 mm supplies you with a wide scope of choosing the perfect angle and the ability of capturing a unique moment any second, without the time-consuming procedure of changing lenses.
The ZEISS LWZ.3 zoom lens is a robust and reliable featherweight(our scale said 4.85 lb. w/caps on) in its class but nevertheless supporting you with superior performance at the same time. A rugged, splash-proof housing gives you enough freedom even in ambitious shooting conditions – both indoors and outdoors. Each ZEISS LWZ.3 has individually calibrated, smooth, continuously precise scale. The robust gears and fixed gear positions allow you to easily attach follow focus or wireless lens control systems.
On a bustling set you will definitely appreciate the cine-style ergonomics of the ZEISS LWZ.3. A rugged, splash-proof housing gives you enough freedom even in ambitious shooting conditions – both indoors and outdoors. Each ZEISS LWZ.3 has individually calibrated, smooth, continuously precise scale. The robust gears and fixed gear positions allow you to easily attach follow focus or wireless lens control systems.
"Recipe" by Bill Bennett, ASC, shot with the ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T
Compact Prime CP.2 Lenses
Shot with CP2 lenses
One of the most important aspects of a successful production is the competence and diversity of your team. Whether you’re shooting a commercial where exquisite color rendition and high contrast is important, or a tense, dramatic sequence in low light situations for a feature film, Compact Prime lenses offer you the performance you need to get the scene right. With a wide range of focal lengths, full-frame coverage, fantastic image quality, great flare suppression and precise focusing through the large rotation angle, Compact Prime lenses give you a flexible set of tools to make your film shine. With its long history in both photo and cine lenses, Zeiss is dedicated to supporting filmmakers and allowing you to benefit from the highest possible image quality in any situation.
- Interchangeable Mount
- Full frame coverage (CP.2 18mm only APS-H)
- Robust cine style housing with the ability to utilize follow-focus
- Standard focus and iris gear positions
- Five different mounts available (PL, EF, F, E and MFT mount)
- Consistent front diameter (except of 50 Macro)
- Longer focus rotation and a manual focus and iris
- Calibrated focus scales
|Compact Prime CP.2
||Aperture||Close Focus1||Length2||Front diameter||Weight||AOV3|
|CP.2 15 mm/T2.9||T 2.9 to T 22||0.3 m / 12''||86 mm / 3.39''||114 mm / 4.5''||0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs||79°|
|CP.2 18 mm/T3.6||T 3.6 to T 22||0.3 m / 12''||80 mm / 3.15''||114 mm / 4.5''||0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs||69°|
|CP.2 21 mm/T2.9||T 2.9 to T 22||0.24 m / 10''||80 mm / 3.15''||114 mm / 4.5''||1.0 kg / 2.2 lbs||61°|
|CP.2 25 mm/T2.9||T 2.9 to T 22||0.17 m / 7''||80 mm / 3.15''||114 mm / 4.5''||0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs||53°|
|CP.2 25 mm/T2.1||T 2.1 to T 22||0.26 m / 10''||80 mm / 3.15''||114 mm / 4.5''||0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs||53°|
|CP.2 28 mm/T2.1||T 2.1 to T 22||0.24 m / 10''||80 mm / 3.15''||114 mm / 4.5''||1.0 kg / 2.2 lbs||48°|
|CP.2 35 mm/T2.1||T 2.1 to T 22||0.3 m / 12''||80 mm / 3.15''||114 mm / 4.5''||1.0 kg / 2.2 lbs||39°|
|CP.2 50 mm/T2.1||T 2.1 to T 22||0.45 m / 18''||80 mm / 3.15''||114 mm / 4.5''||0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs||28°|
|CP.2 85 mm/T2.1||T 2.1 to T 22||1 m / 3'3''||80 mm / 3.15''||114 mm / 4.5''||0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs||17°|
|CP.2 100 mm/T2.1 CF||T 2.1 to T 22||0.7 m / 2'6''||132 mm / 5.19''||114 mm / 4.5''||1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs||14°|
|CP.2 135 mm/T2.1||T 2.1 to T 22||1 m / 3'3''||149 mm / 5.86''||114 mm / 4.5''||1.6 kg / 3.5 lbs||11°|
|CP.2 50 mm/T2.1 Macro||T 2.1 to T 22||0.24 m / 10''||132 mm / 5.19''||134 mm / 5.3''||1.4 kg /3.0 lbs||28°|
Sensor Size Comparison of Cinema Picture Cameras
Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lenses
Shot with 15-30mm Compact Zoom lens
$19,900. The new Compact Zoom CZ.2 lenses are as versatile as they are powerful and incorporate features never seen before on lenses of this kind. They are handy, compact, ready for 4k and even offer full-frame coverage. With their zoom lengths of 15-30mm, 28-80mm, and 70-200mm, they give you a wide range of creative options.
Their compact size and light weight make them the ideal companions for even the most ambitious applications, including handheld, Steadicam and projects in confined spaces. And thanks to their robust, cine-style housing (which also allows for the use of a follow-focus system), their full-frame coverage and interchangeabale mounts, they will be reliable partners for years to come.
- Interchangeable mount
- Full-frame coverage (36 x 24 mm)
- No focus shift over the zoom range
- Robust cine-style housing
- Circular shape of iris
- Great flare suppression
- Calibrated focus scales
The size and weight of the Compact Zoom CZ.2 make the lens perfect. It makes the lens perfect for steadicam and handheld shots. In addition, small size and light weight ensure a very efficient shooting pace on the set.
|Compact Zoom CZ.2|
||T 2.9 to T 22||T 2.9 to T 22
||T 2.9 to T 22|
||15–30 mm||70–200 mm
|Close focus distance
||0.55 m / 1’10”||1.52 m / 5’
||0.83 m / 2’8”|
|Horizontal angle of view
||198 mm / 9.92”||250 mm / 9.84”
||196 mm / 7.72”|
|Front diameter||114 mm / 4.49”||95 mm / 3.7”
||95 mm / 3.7”|
|Weight||2.6 kg / 5.7 lbs||2.8 kg / 6.2 lbs
||2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs|
Zeiss presents the new Distagon T* 2,8/15 super wide angle lens
The super wide angle Distagon T* 2,8/15 will be available with an EF (ZE) or F bayonet (ZF.2). With an extra-large angle of view of 110 degrees in combination with a fast f/2.8 aperture, the lens enables the features for dramatic perspectives and performance demanded by the most ambitious landscape and architectural photographers. With a unique ability to capture events in a natural and extraordinary manner, it is also an ideal companion for advertising, journalism and commercial photography.
Thanks to the extreme angle of view of the lens, the fore and background can be creatively emphasized in landscape and architecture photography. These applications will also benefit from the large depth-of-field, which provides a wide range of image sharpness from close-up up to infinity. With a close focus of 0.25m (10”) – combined with a wide angle view, photographers can work in tight spaces, while also allowing focus on close-up details. Distortion is extremely well controlled, producing naturally proportioned photographs which are not typical of many other super wide angle lenses. "With the Distagon T* 2,8/15, Zeiss sets the standard in super wide angle photography," says Dr. Michael Pollmann, Consumer Lenses Program Manager in the Camera Lens Division of Zeiss AG. "Even at full aperture it achieves outstanding detail rendition and opens up room for extremely imaginative design."
The Distagon T* 2,8/15 incorporates two aspheric lenses and special types of glass material with abnormal partial dispersion to provide an extraordinary correction of chromatic aberration. A floating elements design guarantees high image quality from close-focus through infinity. Like the other SLR lenses in the ZE and ZF.2 series, stray light and reflections are well controlled by the Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating and the sophisticated treatment of the lens element edges with special light absorbing paint.
The robust all-metal barrel of the Distagon T* 2,8/15 is designed for decades of reliable service. A long focus rotation and buttery-smooth action is perfect for photographers who want to take control of their picture making, as well as for filmmakers looking for superior focus control. A nine blade aperture provides a nearly circular opening, producing natural looking out of focus details.
The lens shade is integrated into the design and helps to protect the lens surface from unintentional damage. The 95mm filter thread accepts all standard filters, including the recently released Zeiss T* UV and POL filters.
More detailed info from Zeiss here
New Full-Frame Batis Autofocus Lenses from ZEISS
The ZEISS Batis 2/25 and ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 are the first full-frame autofocus lenses for Sony's E-mount cameras to be exclusively developed and distributed by ZEISS. This new family of lenses is particularly suited for the use with Sony's alpha range of mirrorless full-frame system cameras. The two new lenses will be available for purchase now and starts shipping in July 2015.
The Batis family of lenses is the first time ZEISS have launched autofocus lenses for Sony's full-frame E-mount cameras which are ZEISS through and through – in other words exclusively developed and distributed by us, says Dr. Michael Pollmann, Product Manager at ZEISS Camera Lenses. The Sony alpha full-frame E-mount system, which currently consists of the α7 family of cameras, is one of the most innovative camera systems on the market and is becoming an increasingly popular choice for professionals and people considering switching from DSLRs.
ZEISS Batis lenses are available in a wide-angle and portrait focal length and are the perfect match for the existing lenses offered for the system. The ZEISS Batis 2/25 and Batis 1.8/85 lenses will be available for purchase from July 2015 – place your order now!
Zeiss Batis Lenses
Exciting Perspectives in Low Light
Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2/25 ZE and ZF.2
Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2/25 ZE and ZF.2 moderate wide-angle lenses. The large image angle allows photographers to capture exciting perspectives. With its excellent imaging quality at all aperture settings, the lens flexes its muscles particularly for photo documentaries in interior rooms where space is at a premium, as well as for pictures of objects, architecture and landscapes. In many situations, a flash is an unwelcome feature — at family gatherings, in a museum or in a church for example. To capture the mood in such places, photographers gladly do without aggressive lighting and instead work with particularly high-speed lenses that enable short exposure times even under difficult lighting conditions.
The optical experts have now virtually eliminated the chromatic aberrations on these lenses through a special design and selection of materials. Selected types of glass and two aspheric surfaces prevent color fringes from appearing on high-contrast edges. "The Distagon T* 2/25 elegantly combines a compact design with a large initial aperture," explains Christian Bannert, Senior Director of Product Development in the Camera Lens Division at Zeiss AG.
Lens elements meticulously crafted to minimize stray light and reflections in the lens, and the Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to increase light transmission enable high-contrast image rendition and color saturation.
The previously available Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF.2 will continue to be on stock and supplements the new Distagon T* 2/25.Therefore, this new lens is also the first 25-mm lens of Zeiss for the EF-bayonet.
Lenses with EF bayonet and electronic aperture coupling as well as CPU coupling for Canon SLR cameras.
Lenses with F bayonet and mechanical aperture coupling as well as CPU coupling for Nikon, Fujifilm or Kodak SLR cameras.
Lenses with Sony Alpha bayonet, auto focus function and electronic aperture coupling for Sony Alpha SLR cameras.
About the irradiance and apertures of camera lenses
by Dr. Vladan Blahnik, Carl Zeiss AG
Lens aperture is – in addition to film or image sensor sensitivity – responsible for the degree of irradiance striking the image plane. In a detailed technical article ZEISS expert Dr. Vladan Blahnik shows why lens aperture depends upon object distance and explains the underlying mechanisms for several optical designs of ZEISS lenses.
With many concrete illustrations the reader also learns why a lens should be panned around the entrance pupil, why anti-reflection coatings are so important for image quality, how lens focusing with floating elements is realized or why optical designs strongly depend upon the available space as given by the camera layout.
Download the technical article as PDF: Here