ZEISS has added four new lenses to the ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance family first launched in 2019. The 18 and 135 millimeter focal lengths add telephoto and wide-angle specialties to the seven focal lengths available to date while the new 40 and 65 millimeter lenses enhance the standard range for high-end film production. With a maximum aperture of T1.5, all eleven focal lengths stand out for their high speed and distinctive look with consistent flares that can be controlled and used without compromise. The ZEISS T* blue coating was developed especially for this series to allow users to create this look across all focal lengths – without having to sacrifice contrast or light transmission.
Like the ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses, the ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance lenses offer an image circle diameter of 46.3 millimeters covering current large-format cine sensors and are compatible with current camera models such as the Sony Venice, the ARRI Alexa LF and Mini LF, or the RED Monstro. Incorporating a uniform front diameter of 95 millimeters and consistently positioned focus and aperture rings, they feature smooth and reliable focusing, simplifying the task of changing lenses on set. The rugged lenses’ average weight is about 1,600 grams (3.5 lbs).
The lenses are equipped with the ZEISS eXtended Data metadata technology launched in 2017, meaning they provide frame-by-frame data on lens vignetting and distortion in addition to the standard metadata provided by Cooke’s /i technology1 protocol. This simplifies and speeds up workflows, particularly for VFX and virtual production.
The new ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance focal lengths are now available for purchase as a set of four lenses from ZEISS cine lens dealers. Deliveries will start in Q3, 2021. For more information, please visit www.zeiss.com/cine/radiance.