Zeiss will exhibit its new Zeiss Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 lens at this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, from April 7 to 10. This new lens will extend the Zeiss' wide-angle cine-style zoom squad, thus complementing the lenses already in stock, such as the Zeiss CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 and Zeiss CZ.2 70-200mm T2.9. Armed with this set of 3 zoom lenses, cinematographs can reach their maximum and surmount any obstacle without recourse to switching lenses, which tends to be pretty time-consuming. On account of the fact that there is no lens switching, the process of taking photographs takes place considerably more quickly and different shots can be made from the same perspective, which is of paramount importance to sophisticated filmmakers.
The lens Zeiss Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30mm T2.9 will be available in stores from August at a cost of €17,900, or approximately $23,900. Moreover, it will be available in a set with the two aforesaid lenses, Zeiss CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 and Zeiss CZ.2 70-200mm T2.9, for €44,999, i.e. $59,900.
What the said National Association of Broadcasters show will also be significant for, among other things, is the fact that a new Master Anamorphic MA 135mm T1.9 will be launched, which was developed as a result of the cooperation between the companies Arri and Zeiss. Therefore, Arri will be the exclusive distributor of this model.
The news was taken from ZEISS.