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cp2Last year, Zeiss announced that they were updating their line of CP.2 compact prime lenses, and not long after that they rolled out 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm T/1.5 super speeds. Zeiss is known for making exceptional lenses that won’t completely break the bank (compared to similar quality lenses,) so they’re ideal for independent filmmakers. If you’re in the market for fast, adaptable, great quality lenses, but aren’t exactly sold on which to buy, Zeiss aggregated a bunch of sample videos today comparing their CP.2 Compact Primes and Cine Zooms Lenses. Take a look and judge for yourself. More »

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Zeiss recently added a 15mm T/2.9 and a 135mm T/2.1 to their CP.2 line. Now they’ve decided to bring back the Super Speed name and are coming out with 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm T/1.5 lenses. It seems that the 50mm and the 85mm are the same design as the old CP.1 lenses, except they’ve opened them up to be faster – but the 35mm is supposedly a new design. Zeiss is also introducing a new line of zooms that will accompany their CP.2 line, and the first of these is the CP.Z 70-200mm T/2.9. I talked with Richard Schleuning of Zeiss at this year’s NAB about all of their new products. More »

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Zeiss has officially updated it’s CP.2 line of lenses, adding a cinema version of it’s newly announced 15mm ZF and ZE still primes, as well as a very fast 135mm telephoto lens. Both lenses are incredible pieces of craftsmanship for the amount of money you’re paying, and as always with the CP.2 lenses, they have interchangeable mounts which include PL, EF, F, MFT and E. Speaking of Swiss Army Knife lenses, if you can afford it, these are really the most compatible lenses out there, and the custom back mounts will do a much better job giving a solid hold than an adapter. More »