Zeiss introduces set of Supreme Prime Radiance lenses
November 7, 2019

Zeiss introduces set of Supreme Prime Radiance lenses

OBERKOCHEN, GERMANY — Zeiss (www.zeiss.com) has unveiled the Zeiss Supreme Prime Radiance lenses, a new set of seven high-end cinematography lenses. The lenses are based on the high-speed Zeiss Supreme Prime lens family with the benefit of the new T*blue coating, which offers a distinctive look and consistent flares without any compromises. 

The new lenses are available as a set of seven focal lengths of between 21 and 100 millimeters, all with a maximum aperture of T1.5. This makes it possible to capture subtle nuances, even in poor light. In addition to their flare behavior, the new lenses offer all the benefits of the Zeiss Supreme Primes. Thanks to their image circle diameter of 46.3 millimeters, they cover the current large-format cinematography sensors and are as such compatible with the latest camera models, such as the Sony Venice, Arri Alexa LF and Mini LF, and Red Monstro. Moreover, they feature a front diameter of 95 millimeters with consistently positioned focus and aperture rings. They weigh around 1,500 grams on average. 

The lenses are equipped with the Zeiss eXtended Data metadata technology launched in 2017, providing frame-by-frame data on lens vignetting and distortion in addition to the standard metadata provided using the Cooke/i technology protocol. This simplifies and speeds up workflows, particularly for VFX and virtual production. 

“The Zeiss Supreme Prime Radiance lenses deliver stunning, consistent flares across all focal lengths that cinematographers can create at will,” says Christophe Casenave, product manager for cinema products at Zeiss. “The new lens family has been infused with Zeiss’s experience and passion for premium-quality cinematography lenses – combined with its aspiration to support filmmakers throughout the creative process.” 

The Supreme Prime Radiance lenses are available to order through March 31st, 2020. The seven focal lengths – 21 mm T1.5, 25 mm T1.5, 29 mm T1.5, 35 mm T1.5, 50 mm T1.5, 85 mm T1.5 and 100 mm T1.5 – are available exclusively as a set from Zeiss Cinema dealers. The lenses will be delivered from April 2020 after the end of the ordering period.