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NAB 2013 Lens Roundup: What's New from Zeiss, Canon, Schneider, Cooke, Angénieux & More

04.10.13 @ 3:16PM Tags : , , , , , , , , ,

It’s been an exciting week so far, with announcements to please and shock just about everyone. With camera technology changing every time we turn our backs, it’s hard to keep up — but quality glass is built to stay. Read on for the latest lens tech and a concise round-up of the new lenses that showed their faces at NAB 2013.

Canon 35mm Cine Prime:

  • T-stop TBA
  • Joins Canon’s family of the 14mm T3.1, 24mm T1.5, 50 T1.3, 85 T1.3, 135 T2.2 cinema primes
  • Availability unknown

Carl Zeiss 28-80mm Compact Zoom:

  • T2.9
  • Full Frame Coverage
  • Interchangeable lens mounts
  • 4.5 lbs
  • $19,900
  • Available in July

Schneider Xenon FF Primes:

  • Common aperture of T2.1
  • Full frame coverage
  • 35mm, 50mm, 75mm
  • Nikon F, Canon EF or PL
  • 3.3 lbs each
  • Available end of the year

ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphics:

  • Common speed of T1.9
  • 35mm, 50mm, 75mm
  • Shipping in May

Zunow Imperial Series Primes:

  • Common aperture of T1.5
  • 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm
  • 12mm T2.8 and 120mm T2.0 coming in the future
  • Availability unknown

Scorpio Anamorphic Primes:

  • T2
  • 2x Squeeze
  • A full set announced covering 24mm-300mm
  • Availability unknown

Angénieux 2S Anamorphic Zooms:

  • 56-152mm T4
  • 2x squeeze
  • No breathing
  • PL or PV mount
  • 4.8 lbs
  • Available early 2014
  • Two more lenses in the works to cover 30-240mm

Cooke 2x Anamorphic/i Primes:

  • Common speed of T2.3
  • 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100, and 135mm
  • PL mount
  • /i Lens metadata

Hot damn, that’s a lot of good looking glass. Which ones will be the winners? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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