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)