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Header image for article Cine Gear 2018: ZEISS Supreme Primes

Cine Gear 2018: ZEISS Supreme Primes

I had the chance to stop by the ZEISS booth at Cine Gear 2018 and get my hands on the exciting new line of full format cinema lenses from ZEISS: the Supreme Primes.

As Rich Schleuning, Senior Director for the Americas at ZEISS, says in the video above, "We're on the cusp of something exciting... [full format] gives the filmmaker another creative tool, another choice." As we've covered previously, these new lenses from ZEISS provide many of the features DPs and focus pullers want to see in a "standard" set of cinema primes: common diamater fronts, focus rotation, gear positions, and size/weight across the bulk of the expanding 12-lens set.

With their large image circles, 11-blade apertures, and smooth, organic optical fingerprint that's especially friendly to skin tones, these lenses are poised to be a go-to option for a wide variety of productions and look to become a standard fixture at rental houses worldwide. For more on ZEISS's approach to modern cinema lens design and construction, be sure to watch the video above.

Andy Shipsides


Intro image for article ZEISS Announces New Supreme Prime Lenses
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ZEISS has just announced a new chapter in cinema optics: the Supreme Primes. These full format, large image circle primes build on ZEISS's deep experience in cinema lenses and provide a modern, yet classic, platform that looks to combine the best aspects of classic Super Speeds as well as modern Ultra and Master Primes. Initial availability is scheduled for this fall. Let's dive in and take a closer look at this exciting new option for top-tier full format cameras like the ARRI ALEXA LF, Canon C700 FF, RED MONSTRO, and Sony VENICE.