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Intro image for article ZEISS eXtended Data: Lens Metadata Gets Smarter
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Beginning with the ARRI/ZEISS LDS Ultra Primes in 2001 and Cooke's S4/i primes in 2004-2005, many cinema lenses have been able to transmit a lens’ focal length, serial number, current aperture, and the current focus distance via digital encoders wired to the focus and iris rings on their barrels. Many of these metadata-enabled lenses have also featured a multi-pin Lemo port to allow for this data stream to be sent directly to an on-camera monitor (such as the Starlite series of displays from Transvideo). The information would then be shown as an overlay, along with picture, to aid First ACs in focus-pulling and disseminating lens info throughout the set.
Intro image for article Cine Gear 2018: ZEISS Supreme Primes
Tech News
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.
Intro image for article ZEISS Announces New Supreme Prime Lenses
Tech News
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.