Zeiss Canon Mount Compact Primes. Spring 2010.

February 18th, 2010
Zeiss Canon Mount Compact Prime.

Zeiss Canon Mount Compact Prime.

In response to the demand for cinema style lenses for the new breed of DSLR’s, Zeiss is working on a prototype Canon mount Compact Prime Set. The Compact Primes are similar to the Zeiss ZE/ZF line of still photo lenses favored by film makers for their manual focus and image quality. The Zeiss Compact Primes are made in Germany with hand picked glass. Unlike the Zeiss ZE /ZF line which is made by Cosina of Japan. Zeiss is also working on a support mount for the new line of cinema lenses to work seamlessly with any Canon DSLR. The planned shipping date is May 2010. Vincent Laforet does a great job of breaking down the Zeiss Compact Primes on his blog. Check it out Here.

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 subodh kumar
subodh kumar
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January 18th, 2017

How I can use zeiss compact Prime CP.2 lens with my canon dos 550 SLR camera? Please advice.

 subodh kumar
subodh kumar
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January 18th, 2017

How I can use zeiss compact CP.2 lens with my canon DOS 550 SLR camera? please suggest.

Matt Efsic
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February 21st, 2010

These lenses will not be smaller. They will be considerably larger (and faster). They will be professional primes at professional prices (discount professional prices). I saw the rep a Entertainment Tech Expo on Thursday. His description of the lens mount was a modular system. The mount will be interchangeable (PL, EF, F, etc) 4 screws will set the mount onto the lens. According to Zeiss’ press release the lenses will debut at NAB in April.

doczaius
doczaius
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February 19th, 2010

where’d the pricing info go?

RomanM
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February 19th, 2010

Lovely of them to do, but I don’t have 4500 for a lens, which is what the great Zeiss Compact Primes go for. They deliver amazing quality though.

richardrock
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February 18th, 2010

Awesome.

antiplastik
antiplastik
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February 18th, 2010

HORNY HORNY!

jmrluna
jmrluna
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February 18th, 2010

What is the difference between this lenses and the normal zeis? That they will be smalleR?

jared
jared
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February 18th, 2010
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Larger than the ZE primes, with uniform front filter threads. The focus gears also line up in the same place, so you don’t have to adjust your follow focus for lens changes.

jmrluna
jmrluna
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February 19th, 2010
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Thank you very much Sir.

sanj
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February 18th, 2010

Err, it says 6 for “under $20,000”. So, probably 6 for $19,995. While I’m sure this is great news for some, I’m not in a position to drop $3,500 on a lens.

sanj
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February 18th, 2010

Man I hope these will be affordable. Sounds awesome.

doczaius
doczaius
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February 18th, 2010

…cost?

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