New High-Speed CP.2 Cine Lens Features a Maximum T2.1 Aperture and 25 mm Focal Length; CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 Zoom Is Full Format 4K

Responding to demand from cinematographers who need larger apertures while working with high-speed compact Primes, Zeiss will introduce the new Compact Prime CP.2 25/T2.1 lens at IBC next week in Amsterdam. The company will also show a new full-format 4K CZ.2 Compact Zoom lens, the second Compact Zoom in its new series introduced at NAB in April.

The new Compact Prime lens is the successor to the Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 25/T2.9, which the company will continue to sell as supplies last. Anna Rausch, Zeiss Cine Lens product manager, said in a statement that DPs had asked for an additional CP.2 lens with a maximum aperture of T2.1 for the 25mm focal length range. "Our optical experts have virtually eliminated the chromatic aberrations on these lenses through a special design and selection of materials," she added. "We can now offer a constant max T-Stop of 2.1 for all of our CP.2 lenses in the focal length range of 25-135mm." Zeiss says this will give DPs more options for playing with depth of field and will also make lighting setups simpler.

Cinematographers like the CP.2 lenses for their 14 fixed focal lengths, from 15 to 135mm, and their flexibility. The lenses come with interchangeable mounts for PL, EF, F, MFT and E camera systems, work with standard follow-focus attachments and are just as home on HDSLR and HD video cameras as they are on pro cine cameras.

The new Compact Zoom CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 is aimed at a wide variety of shooting setups and is closely aligned with the Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 that premiered at NAB.

For more information: Carl ZeissAG.