Zeiss Releases Compact Zoom CZ.2 Cinema Lenses


If you’re a cinematographer, Zeiss has given you another reason to drool today. While many shooters try to go for primes, they always want at least one zoom lens just in case.

Today, Zeiss has announces their new CZ.2 cinema zoom lenses meant to accompany their compact prime lenses. And so far, they’ve got a 28-80mm T2.9 and 70-200mm T2.9 cinema zoom. They will have interchangeable mounts for Canon EF, Nikon F, PL, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E Mount. Amongst this, Zeiss is also playing up the claims of no focus shift while zooming (which is a major problem) a circular shapes iris, 4K capability, full frame coverage and that they’ll be color matched to their primes.

In a test that ABELCine did though, the color of rendering seems to be different–which means that you’ll need to white balance again in the camera to ensure that your editors don’t want to slaughter you alive.

Not much else has been released on the lenses though, but we’ll be sure to update you when we have something. A sample image video and the ABELCine comparison are after the jump.

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