Three new high-speed, full-frame prime lenses – an 18mm T1.5, 40mm T1.5, and 200mm T2.2 – have been added to the ZEISS Supreme Prime series of cine lenses. “Since launching these lenses, we have been in constant contact with customers worldwide and will continue to work on further enhancing this family. We added the 40mm lens in order to respond flexibly to our customers’ desire to close the gap between the 35mm and 50mm focal length”, said Christophe Casenave, responsible for Cinema Products at ZEISS.
The ZEISS Supreme Prime series now consists of 14 prime lenses with fixed focal lengths between 15mm and 200mm and maximum apertures from T1.5 to T2.2. Eleven of the 14 lenses have a fast T-stop of T1.5. The Supreme Primes are known for its outstanding quality, light weight, and the versatile look of its images.
Perspective, Focus & Bokeh Demo
ZEISS Supreme Primes are designed to cover large-format camera sensors and are compatible with the latest camera models, such as the Sony Venice, ARRI Alexa (Mini) LF, and RED Monstro. The versatility of the lenses to create different visual looks – due to the smooth depth of field and elegant bokeh – make them perfect for a variety of different film productions.
“We designed the ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses specifically for high-end productions. Since their launch, the lenses have been used in a variety of high-budget commercials and music videos, as well as in feature films and TV series,” continued Casenave. Select productions include:
Angle of View Comparison with Fixed Camera Position. Shot on SONY VENICE 6K.
ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses are significantly lighter and more compact than comparable lenses on the market. Most focal lengths weigh approximately 3.5 pounds. “In addition, ZEISS Supreme Primes are unbelievably rugged and reliable,” said Casenave, highlighting the advantages of the high-end series of cine lenses.
The new lenses are equipped with the ZEISS eXtended Data metadata technology launched in 2017, meaning they provide frame-by-frame data on lens vignetting and distortion in addition to the standard metadata provided by Cooke’s /i technology1 protocol. This streamlines workflows, particularly for VFX and virtual production.
The three new lenses are available immediately from ZEISS Cinema lens dealers and will be shipped starting September 2020.
The ZEISS Supreme Prime lens with 15mm T1.8 will be on the market by mid-2021.
Further information is available at www.Zeiss.com/Cine/SupremePrime.