ZEISS Compact Zoom 15-30 mm T2.9


ZEISS will preview a mock-up of their planned 15-30 mm Compact Zoom at IBC. The CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2014 (NAB 2014).

This will be the third member of the successful ZEISS Compact Zoom lens family. The Compact Zooms are 100% “Made in Germany.” Like the Compact Primes, they cover all the way to full frame 24 x 36 mm still format, which means easy coverage of the RED 5K sensor. They complement ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime and Master Prime lenses, using Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to reduce flare and minimize ghosting and veiling glare.

Compact Zoom CZ.2 lenses are meant to work in hostile environments. They have special weatherproof protection to resist dust, spray, heat, and cold.

The “sweet spot” of the new 15-30 zoom is for the 35mm cine format. Like the other CZ.2 Compact Zoom lenses, the 15-30 is intended for high-end features, television, 4K productions, documentaries, and still photography where focus shift is anathema (focus changes when you zoom in or out). Price is expected below 20,000 Euros.

The mock up will be at the ZEISS IBC booth 11.F58.   www.zeiss.com

Here are some preliminary specifications:

  • Aperture range: T2.9 – T22
  • Focal range: 15 – 30 mm
  • Close focus distance: 0.55 m
  • Horizontal angle of view: Full-Frame: 100-62°
  • APS-H: 54-90°
  • Super 35: 46-79°
  • Normal 35: 41-72°
  • APS-C: 42-73°
  • MFT: 33-59°
  • Length: 252 mm
  • Front diameter: 114 mm
  • Weight: 2600 g
  • Interchangeable mounts: PL, EF, F, E, MFT

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