The following video presents ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD lenses:
“Tailored for today’s cinema and beyond.“
Zeiss recently announced the CP.3 XD Cine Lens Family has equipped its new ZEISS CP.3 XD compact lens family with ZEISS eXtended Data.
- The Zeiss CP.3 XD Cine lens family consists of ten prime lenses between 15 and 135 millimeters covering full-frame.
- ZEISS eXtended Data:
- A unique technology that provides information about the lens’ distortion and shading characteristics in real time to speed-up the workflow on set and in post-production
- Lens settings are digitally captured on every frame, avoiding the need to manually record the lens settings for every shot
- Documentation of the lens’ characteristics enhances creativity by allowing more complex shots to be handled in post-production
- The maximum speed of the seven focal lengths between 25 and 135 millimeters is T2.1, the 15, 18 and 21 millimeter lenses have a speed of T2.9.
- With a front diameter of 95 millimeters, the lenses are light-weight and compact.
- They are well-suited for hand-held filming or shooting with gimbals, Steadicam or drones.
- Manual focus is now noticeably smoother. It is comparable with the ZEISS Master Primes and can also be operated with a small motor.
- The focus rotation angle is 300°.
- The lenses are equipped with an interchangeable mount so that they can be used on almost any camera.
Also available, ZEISS CP.3 is the version without metadata.
- Zeiss CP.3 lenses have advanced lens coatings, painted lens rims and special light traps within the barrel to eliminate unwelcome veiling glare and flares. “The result is higher contrast, richer blacks and more saturated colors.”
Ranging from 15 mm to 135 mm, the ten focal lengths available in the ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 or CP.3 XD series cover all applications from wide-angle to telephoto.
- Initially, a limited number of ZEISS CP.3 XD and CP.3 lenses will be available at dealers.
ZEISS CP.3 XD
New ZEISS CP.3 XD Cine Lens Family: “Hollywood Technology for Everyone”
The ten compact prime lenses provide metadata and enable the correction of distortion and shading. For the first time, even low-budget productions can employ visual effects.
No matter if it is Star Wars, Harry Potter or Avatar: these days, just about every film features special effects. For many small film productions, having visual effects in their movie would be a dream come true. Unfortunately, making the image fit the look of the footage has required expensive tools – until now. At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, ZEISS presented new metadata technology that makes this possible: the company has equipped its new ZEISS CP.3 XD compact lens family with ZEISS eXtended Data.
ZEISS eXtended Data supports and enhances /i-Technology