SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH Launches Xenon Full-Frame Primes For Cinema



We haven’t heard a whole lot from Schneider, but today they’re announcing new cinema lenses designed for full frame DSLRs. The new series is being called their Xenon Full Frame primes–and they’re targeting Canon EOS and Nikon F DSLR users in particular. Don’t worry PL Mount acolytes–you’re getting your version too. The full-frame lenses are designed for 4K resolution (4096 × 2304 pixels) and boast other features such as 14 blade apertures for bokeh as smooth as nutella, 300 degree angle of rotation with the focusing and aperture rings, 102mm filter thread and an exchangeable bayonet system.

The press release we received cited a 35mm T2.1 and 75mm T2.0 offering to start, but some Jedi Mind Hacks via Google told us that an 18mm T1.9, 25mm T2.2, 50mmm T2, and 95mm T2 will also be available. This same source is also telling us that the lenses will have 18 aperture blades and not 14. We currently don’t have any more information and as it is, it seems to be conflicting. But we’ll update once we have more. We can expect lots more to come out of NAB 2013 in the next couple of days or so; stay tuned!

Editor’s Correction: The link we provided was for another lens announcement. We apologize for the confusion.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.