Leitz Cine, (formerly known as CW Sonderoptic), used the occasion of IBC to announce the development of a new set of twelve prime lenses designed for Full Frame/Vista Vision format as well as a new pair of cinema zoom lenses also designed for large format cinematography. The prime set will feature twelve lenses ranging from 18mm to 180mm with a common aperture of T1.8. Although they are not expected to be available until 2020, pre-orders are being accepted now with a price expected to exceed $50,00US per lens.
Leitz also announced that they will produce their first ever zoom lenses which will also cover Full Frame/Vista Vision formats. The pair of zooms will be a wide 25-75mm and a 55-125mm. Both feature a consistent T2.8 aperture with no ramping throughout the range. They are slated to deliver in 2019 at an estimated price of $50,000US per lens, or roughly the same as each individual lens in the set of primes.