Located in hall 11, booth D75, visitors to the Carl Zeiss booth will also have an opportunity to test the Compact Prime CP.2 and Lightweight Zoom LWZ.2 lenses on different cameras.
“As the premier international meeting place for our industry, the IBC not only gives us the chance to present our broad array of lenses, but also our strong competence in this field. In addition, we look forward to broadening our dialogue with film enthusiasts of all ages,” said Michael Schiehlen, Director of Sales for the Camera Lens Division of Carl Zeiss AG. “Everything we will show at our booth is a response to an important industry trend: the increasing integration of photography and cinematography. These days, professional videos can even be shot with compact HDSLR cameras.”
Particularly well suited to meet this trend are the Compact Prime CP.2 lenses, available in nine fixed focal lengths (from 18 mm to 100 mm) and which will take center stage at the Carl Zeiss booth. Equipped with an interchangeable mount system for the common mounts PL, EF, F, MFT and E, the Compact Prime CP.2 lenses are compatible with almost all HDSLR and cine cameras. Since their introduction in 2010, these lenses have been well received by filmmakers for their robust construction, precise lens gearing for standard follow-focus systems, long 300° focus rotations and uniform barrel dimensions.
For those just entering the HD video segment, the ZEISS SLR lenses are an attractive alternative. The lenses are available individually, or as a set of five with a custom-made transport case for easy transport. The set of five contains the following lenses with F (ZF.2) or EF bayonet (ZE): Distagon T* 2,8/21, Distagon T* 2/28, Distagon T* 2/35, Planar T* 1,4/50 and Planar T* 1,4/85. With this lens set, Carl Zeiss is responding to the strong increase in demand from the HD video segment for lenses with precise manual focus. In total, there are ten SLR fixed focal lengths available, ranging from 18 mm to 100 mm. Moreover, thanks to their high mechanical and optics quality, they are perfectly suited for both still photo and HD video applications.