Zeiss has announced two new compact prime lenses that will start shipping out by the end of this year: the CP.2 15/T2.9 and CP.2 135/T2.1. These lenses will be compatible with PL, EF, F, MFT and E mounts, and will be priced at $5,700. It seems like the lens manufacturer is on a roll, having just announced the Distagon T* 2,8/15 lens towards the end of last month.
This latest announcement was made during the NAB Trade Show that is currently being held in Las Vegas. The new cine prime lenses are an attempt by the company to expand its product range in the Compact Prime CP2 series.
The up-and-coming lenses will come with new focal lengths of 15mm and 135mm, which will allow filmmakers a great deal of flexibility when taking their shots.
Michael Schiehlen, Sales Director of the Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division, stated: “The two new focal lengths round out our existing range of nine lenses between 18mm and 100mm at both ends of the spectrum. We have expanded our product range with the two new focal lengths in accordance with our customer feedback and in the course of working with photographers and filmmakers.”
The company also issued a press release providing additional details about its two latest lenses:
Compact Prime CP.2 lenses are ideally used on film sets for shooting in small, confined spaces. The Compact Prime CP.2 15/T2.9 super wide angle lens provides a broad field of coverage and is perfect for use in confined spaces or to provide dramatic panoramas to help set the scene.
The Compact Prime CP.2 135/T2.1 lens is the longest lens ever added to the Compact Prime CP.2 product line. With its focal length of 135mm and the shallow depth-of-field that comes from using a telephoto, the cameraman can maintain a relatively long distance from the subject while also isolating the subject from the background area.