Zeiss on full-frame-capable lenses

Compact Prime CP.3 and Cinema Zoom CZ.2

Large sensors are all the rage. Sony has just announced its new digital movie camera Venice – the first of its kind to feature a full-frame sensor. Arri, Red and Panavision have all recently launched cameras with image sensors that are considerably larger than what used to be the standard 35 mm.

Quelle: Zeiss

Zeiss claims to have predicted this trend back in 2009, which prompted the release of the full-frame-capable cine lenses – and has continued to advance this segment ever since. Large sensors offer filmmakers a host of benefits. They boast a wider dynamic range and deliver an organic look. That’s why Zeiss also opted for lenses suitable for full-frame cameras in its latest range, the Zeiss CP.3 XD with metadata technology, launched in April 2017.

Universal solution

In light of the new demand of high resolution cinema cameras with large sensors, the request for corresponding interchangeable lenses has also seen a sharp increase as the company stated on their own account. Not all of them fit and satisfy the requirements of the large sensors that require lenses with the ability to project a larger field of view. With its CP.3 and CZ.2 families of lenses, the company wants to offer a universal solution in this regard.

Zeiss CP.3 Lenses

The Zeiss CP.3 lenses offer a combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit clean, and crisp characteristics, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage. The Zeiss CP.3 XD version features innovative lens data technology to speed-up and simplify the workflow on set and in post-production.

Zeiss Cinema Zoom Lenses

Zeiss Cinema Zoom lenses feature interchangeable mounts, and therefore offer the possibility to upgrade to any number of existing or future cine and still cameras while still using the same set of lenses. Additionally, they all cover a full-frame image format without vignetting.