Last 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.
You may have already read up on these lenses when they first came out, but Zeiss does us a solid by compiling the videos to demonstrate their performance. Below are just a few of the videos comparing the lenses, but all 16 can be viewed here.
To preface this first video, it was shot with lenses ranging from 15mm to 135mm and the Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200/T2.9, in order to demonstrate the "different angle of view of each focal length."
This video was shot using a myriad of different lenses: CP.2 21/T2.9, CP.2 25/T2.9, CP.2 28/T2.1, CP.2 35/T2.1, CP.2 50/T2.1, and CP.2 100/T2.1 CF.
Shot with the CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Macro:
Finally, this demo reel footage was shot using the CP.2 85mm/T1.5 Super Speed lens and a Sony PMW-F3.
What do you think about the sample footage? What is your experience using CP.2 primes/zooms? Let us know in the comments.