The Zeiss Supreme Primes lenses are some of the most sought-after primes and for good reason. They cover large image circles up to 46.3mm, have a fast T-stop aperture, a buttery smooth focus ring, and a quality to the image that renders natural-looking skin tones and colors with a hint of contrast. With their popularity, Zeiss introduced the Supreme Prime Radiance, which is a slightly warmer variation of the original lenses. Zeiss has now expanded the Supreme Prime Radiance to include focal lengths of 18, 40, 65, and 135mm.
The Supreme Prime Radiance lenses have a new coating called T* blue allowing more control over flares while also maintaining contrast that uncoated lenses normally experience. With the Supreme Prime Radiance series, you're getting the best of both worlds: contrast and flare control.
The four new focal lengths join the already existing 21, 25, 29, 35, 50, 85, 100mm Supreme Prime Radiance for a versatile 11-lens prime set. Each focal length shares the same fast T1.5 aperture and build quality of the entire lineup. The one difference is that the 18mm and 135mm have a 114mm front diameter, which will require a different accessory setup.
If the Supreme Prime Radiance line continues to keep pace with original Supreme Primes, you can expect a 15mm, 150mm, and 200mm at some point in the future. You can check out more over on the Zeiss website.
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