NAB 2018: Full Frame Cinema Camera? Carl Zeiss Has It Covered!

Zeiss and full frame image capture are no strangers to each other, with full frame lenses being an offering from Zeiss since 2009. Now, they’ve expanded their full frame lenses beyond just stills to include video, something we spoke about with Zeiss’ Snehal Patel, where he explained Zeiss’ latest full frame lens series, their new offices in Los Angeles and more.

Perhaps above all their other lenses, the new Zeiss CP.3 lenses exemplify full frame coverage. The ZEISS CP.3 lenses offer the perfect combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit the clean, crisp characteristics ZEISS is known for, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage. The ZEISS CP.3 XD version features innovative and ground-breaking lens data technology to speed-up and simplify the workflow on set and in post-production.

The ZEISS eXtended Data is a unique technology which is based on the /i* Technology and provides information about the lens’ distortion and shading characteristics in real time. With the ZEISS CP.3 XD lenses, even small productions on a limited budget gain access to the advanced techniques common in state-of-the-art, big budget films, commercials and television shows.

Patel also talked a bit about their new Los Angeles offices, with a show room, screening room and more, making it a perfect place for cinematographers to visit and learn more about Zeiss. It’s as simple as reaching out to set up an appointment, so it’s deffinitely something any cinematographer visiting or already in LA should look into.

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