At the NAB Show 2013, Digital Journal spoke with Michael Schiehlen, Director of Sales at Zeiss Camera Lens Division where he showed us the latest set of Compact Prime lenses.
Carl Zeiss lenses are highly regarded in the film making and photographic industry and are known for their Master and Ultra Prime lenses used mainly to shoot big block buster movies.
The Compact Prime 2 (CP2) lenses are attractive for independent filmmakers because of the capability of shooting at high resolutions while being affordable. Designed with SLR lens technology, Zeiss is proud to state that the Compact Prime 2 lenses have proven to shoot at resolutions up to 6K for digital cinematic cameras with large sensors such as RED and Canon.
Switching between traditional film and digital PL cine cameras and HDSLR cameras is no longer an issue. The Compact Prime CP.2 lenses’ improved functionality means improved ergonomics compared to standard SLR lenses, standard housing dimensions, standard focus and iris gear positions, a consistent front diameter, a robust construction, longer focus rotation and a manual focus, thereby providing the flexibility users demand. With precision and speed - Compact Prime CP.2 lenses are the perfect tool for Independent filmmakers, professional still photographers expanding their services or large studios using HDSLR’s as a second camera for TV and feature film productions.--Zeiss.com
The targeted market for CP2 lenses are indie filmmakers shooting indie films, music videos, weddings or for film equipment rental houses. The interchangeable mounts makes CP2 lenses flexible for owners or rental houses to switch the mounts to work with different types of cameras. The precise focus rotation, the cinestyle housing and the no-click silent aperture are what makes the CP2 lenses stand apart from their SLR cousins.
For more information about Zeiss CP2 lenses, watch the video with the exclusive interview or go to Zeiss' website.