Zeiss is adding another four prime lenses to its popular cinema line. From now on, Supreme Prime Radiance Lenses will be available in 18mm, 40mm, 65m, and 135mm focal lengths, but there are also some changes and improvements aimed at making your footage even better.
The Supreme Prime Radiance lenses already exist in 21mm, 25mm, 29mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 100mm. With the newest additions to this family, Zeiss also introduced the reworked and improved T* coating. It allows you to make the flares planned and reproduced, but also to maintain contrast and avoid transmission loss that would occur with uncoated lens elements. In the video below, you can see the comparison between the new ZEISS Supreme Radiance lenses and regular ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses.
The ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance lenses cover a large-format sensor. The maximum aperture is T1.5, making them suitable for low-light situations. Here are the technical specifications of all lenses from this line, so you can compare them:
It’s possible that we’ll see the 15mm, 150mm, and 200mm added to this line as well, although there’s no word on it for now. The new line of primes is available as a set, but you’ll need to get in touch with B&H to learn about the purchasing details. It’s only available for “professional customers.” You can also find out more on Zeiss’ website where you can explore rental or purchasing options.
[via No Film School]