At this past IBC 2013, Carl Zeiss announced a new lens to be added to their award winning CZ.2 family. The Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 features Zeiss’ interchangeable mount system, allowing you to use them on PL, EF, F, MFT, and E mounts.
As with many Compact Zooms, the new CZ.2 15-30 retains Zeiss’ compact design and lightweight body, while still delivering full frame coverage. 4K fans will also be pleased to know that is has been made to correspond with the larger format. Zeiss has even made sure that the new CZ.2 is colormatched with their entire Prime line of lenses.
While retaining “…all the features of a cine-style lens…”, Zeiss looks at the CZ.2 15-30 as “…closing a gap in the wide-angle range in our family of cine zooms…”, offering “…the greatest possible flexibility so that there are no limits to their creativity — even in cramped shooting situations”. The Zeiss’ New Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lens – The CZ.2 15-30 has been specifically made versitile to allow its use in any production, form the smallest indie short to the biggest budget production.
Here is an excerpt from their press release:
The wide-angle lens Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 is the newest member of the ZEISS zoom family. From September 13-17, ZEISS will show a mock-up of this lens for the first time at its booth F58 in hall 11 during the IBC in Amsterdam, Europe’s most important trade fair for film, television and radio production and delivery. ZEISS and its partner ARRI will also present the world debut of the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic MA 100/T1.9. This will expand the number of focal lengths for the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses available on the market to four.
“With the Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 we are closing a gap in the wide-angle range in our family of cine zooms,” says Michael Schiehlen, Director of Sales of ZEISS Camera Lenses. “This offers sophisticated clients the greatest possible flexibility so that there are no limits to their creativity — even in cramped shooting situations.” The new zoom complements the existing Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 and CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 lenses with a wide-angle zoom in the focal-length range of 15-30 mm.
The new Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 will be available at NAB 2014 at a yet undisclosed price. For more information please see the video above, and be sure to go to www.zeiss.de.