June 13, 2018

Take a Look at Zeiss Supreme Primes for Full Frame Production

While Zeiss has long had a full frame cinema option with the Compact Primes, the new Supreme Primes aim for the top of the market.

Zeiss has chosen Cinegear 2018 to roll out the new Supreme Primes, the lensmaker's answer to the burgeoning world of full frame cinema production. While Zeiss has long had cinema lenses that could cover full frame sensors, the Compact Primes, those lenses don't necessarily offer the features that top end DPs are looking for as full frame takes over the top of the market.

To address that need, Zeiss has brought its century of experience into the creation of the new Supreme Primes. Despite covering a larger area, these lenses are impressively quite a bit lighter than the Master Primes and feel very comfortable in your hand. With a package price of more than $100,000, these will be rental items for most of us, but as more camera bodies roll out larger sensors it's exciting to have more lens choices, especially from a maker with such a storied history in the cinema space.

Check out all the Zeiss lenses at Adorama.

Tech Specs

  • 46.2 mm image circle
  • 25mm, 29mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm available at launch
  • 15mm and 150mm open to T1.8, 200mm to T2.1., the rest to T1.5
  • eXtended Data Technology
  • Consistent 95mm front element
  • PL, LPL and EF Mount
  • Each lens weighs around 1600 grams (3.5 pounds)

Your Comment


WOWOWOOO, This is incredible. I know this is one of the best but what about price?
If we see the result then this is just amazing and priceless antique piece but if we see our budget of normal job persons then this is too much expensive for me...

June 13, 2018 at 10:00PM, Edited June 13, 10:00PM


I like to think that the person working the camera got pulled off the street and was tossed the camera that was already rolling. I imagine him sweating through his clothes and at a total loss as to how he got himself into this mess. Shell Shocked, just trying to survive. Poor guy.

June 14, 2018 at 4:41AM, Edited June 14, 4:41AM