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ZEISS Introduce 10 Prime Lenses For Videographers

ZEISS has introduced a new CP.3 XD Cine Lens Family over at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

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ZEISS CP.3 XD Cine Lens Family

 

ZEISS has announced that they have teamed up with MasterLockit and Pomfort to introduce a new family of Cine lenses that make it easier for low-budget production companies to use special effects. 

The new lenses feature ZEISS eXtended Data - technology that stores the lens distortion and shading metadata for every frame that's captured. All /i-Technology metadata is also recorded, including the focus distance, aperture value and depth of field, which is supported by most cameras. ZEISS says this makes the technology ideal for working with visual effects: by using the metadata, it just takes a few clicks to modify the image generated on the computer to fit the lens characteristics, and to then splice it together with the footage to create a realistic image. Distortion and shading can be corrected or even amplified in post-production.

The ZEISS CP.3 XD Cine Lens Family features 10 compact prime lenses that range from 15 to 135mm and the maximum speed of the seven focal lengths between 25 and 135mm is T2.1 while the 15, 18 and 21mm lenses have a speed of T2.9. 

With a front diameter of 95mm, the lenses are lightweight and compact, making them particularly well-suited for hand-held filming or shooting with gimbals, Steadicam or drones. Manual focus is noticeably smooth. In fact, according to ZEISS, it is comparable with the ZEISS Master Primes and can also be operated with a small motor. The focus rotation angle is 300° and the lenses are equipped with an interchangeable mount so that they can be used on almost any camera. 

In addition to the ZEISS CP.3 XD, there is also a version available without metadata: the ZEISS CP.3. 

Initially, a limited number of ZEISS CP.3 XD and CP.3 lenses will be available at authorised ZEISS dealers, around September / October, for the following RRPs:

  • 15 mm/T2.9 XD - £5,563 
  • 18 mm/T2.9 XD -  £5,041 
  • 21 mm/T2.9 XD -  £4,345 
  • 25 mm/T2.1 XD -  £4,345 
  • 28 mm/T2.1 XD -  £4,345 
  • 35 mm/T2.1 XD -  £4,345 
  • 50 mm/T2.1 XD -  £4,345
  • 85 mm/T2.1 XD -  £4,345 
  • 100 mm/T2.1 XD -  £5,041 
  • 135 mm/T2.1 XD -  £5,563 

 

  • 15 mm/T2.9 - £4,263
  • 18 mm/T2.9 -  £3,741 
  • 21 mm/T2.9  - £3,045 
  • 25 mm/T2.1 -  £3,045 
  • 28 mm/T2.1  - £3,045 
  • 35 mm/T2.1 -  £3,045 
  • 50 mm/T2.1 -  £3,045 
  • 85 mm/T2.1  - £3,045 
  • 100 mm/T2.1  - £3,741 
  • 135 mm/T2.1  - £4,263 

 

For more information, visit the ZEISS website and watch the video below. ZEISS fans may also want to take a look at our ZEISS Milvus lens reviews: 

Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T*, Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Distagon T* and  Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2.0 Apo Sonnar T*.

 

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