Hot Deal: ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2 ZE Lens – $749 (reg. $1699, today only)

Zeiss Distagon

ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2 ZE Lens at glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Four Low Dispersion Elements
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Floating Elements System
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm

Only for today (3/4/19) B&H Photo has the ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2 ZE Lens (Canon mount) on sale at $749. Compare at $1,699, it’s a huge saving.

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Early Black Friday Deal: ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE – $999 (reg. $1699)

ZEISS Distagon

ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE lens at a glance:

  • For Canon EF Mount Cameras
  • Works with Both SLRs and DSLRs
  • Very Fast f/2.0 Maximum Aperture
  • Superior Optical Construction
  • 6.7″ (0.17m) Close Focusing Distance
  • 67mm Filter Size
  • Manual Focusing

B&H Photo has the ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE lens (Canon EF mount) on sale at $999. Compare at $1,699. Offer expires 11/30.


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Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens to be announced before Photokina 2018

Otus 100mm

A rumor reported at Nokishita suggests Zeiss will soon release a Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1,4 lens. The announcement should happen before Photokina 2018.

The Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 has an APO Sonnar design, and is said to have already undergone field testing. It will come four Canon and Nikon mounts (sorry Sony folks). Filter diameter is 86mm.

Zeiss Otus lenses are a lot of things but not inexpensive, so expect the Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1,4 to be in the same price range as its siblings.

Save up to $400 on select Zeiss lenses at authorised retailer

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B&H Photo is offering up to $400 discount on select Zeiss lenses. You also get 4% rewards on your purchase.

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ZEISS Supreme Primes announced, a new high-end Cinema lens line-up

ZEISS Supreme Primes

Zeiss announced the development of a new lens line-up, “Supreme Prime”. The first ZEISS Supreme Primes lenses with focal lengths of 25, 29, 35, 50, and 85 millimeters will be available starting on August 1, 2018. The ZEISS Supreme Prime 100 millimeter will be available in December 2018. The set of six lenses, consisting of the focal lengths mentioned above, is available from ZEISS Cinema lens dealers for 108,000 USD. The remaining focal lengths will be released successively until 2020.

The ZEISS Supreme Primes will be presented to the general public for the first time at the CineGear expo in Los Angeles on June 1, 2018.

Zeiss press release:

New High-End Cinema Lens Family ZEISS Supreme Primes

With its 13 high-speed, full-frame, prime lenses for high-quality film productions, ZEISS is focusing on maximum quality, low weight, and significant versatility when it comes to creating superb visual imagery.

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 2018-05-24.

ZEISS has introduced a new family of high-speed lenses for high-end film production: The ZEISS Supreme Prime family consists of 13 lenses with fixed focal lengths between 15 and 200 millimeters, the majority with a maximum aperture of T1.5. “The lenses are designed for film productions of an extremely high quality,” says Christophe Casenave from ZEISS. “They are perfect for high-budget advertising or feature films, for example.” ZEISS Supreme Primes are designed to cover cinematic large format camera sensors and are compatible with all of the latest camera models, such as the Sony Venice, ARRI Alexa LF, and RED Monstro. According to Casenave, the versatility of the Supreme Prime lenses to create different visual looks is due to the gentle sharpness, the aesthetic focus fall-off and elegant bokeh. The lenses are extremely flexible and can be used equally well for science fiction thrillers as well as for dramas.

Compact and Lightweight

“Weighing an average of 1600 grams (3.5 pounds), ZEISS Supreme Primes are significantly lighter and smaller than comparable lenses on the market,” says Casenave. With these compact and lightweight lenses, ZEISS is responding to many camera operators’ desire for compact equipment that stills meets the highest standards of quality. “ZEISS Supreme Primes are unbelievably rugged and reliable. Regardless of whether filming in the desert or in the Arctic, the lenses perform flawlessly. And in the event that something should ever break, our worldwide service network provides fast and professional help.”

ZEISS eXtended Data Metadata Technology

The ZEISS Supreme Primes are equipped with the ZEISS eXtended Data metadata technology. Introduced in 2017, ZEISS eXtended Data provides frame by frame data on lens vignetting and distortion in addition to the standard lens metadata provided using Cooke’s /i technology1 protocol. This greatly speeds up the entire film production’s workflow. When using visual effects for example, with only a few clicks, the lens properties can be removed so that computer-generated effects imagery can be accurately applied to the captured imagery. The lens properties can then be reapplied with the same click of a button and combined with the film material to create a realistic image. Previously, all of the data had to be measured manually so that it could be corrected in post-production. But ZEISS eXtended Data eliminates this time-consuming job.

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