ZEISS has announced a new family of high-speed cine prime lenses, (T1.5 throughout,) made specifically for mirrorless full frame cameras . The new Nano Primes are designed to be compact, lightweight, and offer a pleasing, versatile look that is adaptable for a wide range of shooting situations. Available in six focal lengths (18mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm), the matched set conveniently covers wide-angle to telephoto. The optical design of the Nano Primes is specifically for mirrorless full frame cameras. Their close focusing capability and high speed enable images with an extremely shallow depth of field, even in the wide-angle range. The universally applicable look can also be combined with the higher-end ZEISS lenses, such as the Supreme Prime family.
Consistent positioning of the focus and iris rings across all focal lengths ensures quick and uncomplicated lens changes. The calibrated focus scales are easy to read and a long 280° focus rotation aids precise focus pulling. In addition, the iris ring features 90° rotation and a non-linear scale to enable fine aperture adjustment. Thanks to the integrated electronic interface, metadata such as focal length, focus distance and aperture value are transmitted to the camera in real time. Additional lens data for distortion and vignetting is available in the ZEISS CinCraft ecosystem and thus for post-production (CinCraft Mapper) as well as in the recently introduced CinCraft Scenario camera tracking system. Although initially available only in Sony E-mount, Nano Primes are ready for the simple exchange of additional mounts thanks to the ZEISS IMS (Interchangeable Mount System).
The ZEISS Nano Primes can be ordered immediately. The six focal lengths – 18mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 75mm T1.5 and 100mm T1.5 – for E-mount cameras are available individually or as a complete set including a lens case at a set price of $25,950US with deliveries starting in May 2024. Further information can be found at www.zeiss.com/cine/nanoprime