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April 16, 2012

Zeiss launches 70-200mm T2.9 full frame Cine lens and three T1.5 Cine primes

Zeiss fans unite and quite possibly liquidate your asserts! Zeiss has just announced a brand new 35mm full frame Cine Zoom lens, the 70-200mm T2.9 along with three Cine Primes, the 35mm T1.5, the 50mm T1.5 and the 85mm T1.5.

A short interview with a Zeiss representative at NAB 2012 in Las Vegas, along with short sample footage from the 70-200mm T2.9 zoom lens is posted at Wide Open Camera. The Zeiss dude mentioned a price of $20,000 (15K euro) [updated] for the 70-200 full frame lens.

More Zeiss lenses are coming by the end of the year (maybe a couple of zooms) said the Zeiss representative at the end of the interview at Wide Open Camera. Please note this is a Photokina year! [see Trade Show Calendar].

The Zeiss dude also commented on why the 70-200mm lens was full frame, mentioning the new 2012 full frame models. Tea-leaf readers may also think that he may perhaps be potentially hinting at more full frame camera action, although, as always with tea-leaf reading, the future is in the eye of the beholder.

These new lenses come less than two weeks after Zeiss revealed the 15mm T2.9 and 135mm T2.1 Cine primes.

For a refresher and/or introduction to the differences between F-stops and T-stops, check this recent article by Ming Thein.

Zeiss video interview at Wide Open Camera
You can also watch the interview in full-size at Vimeo or check the embed below...

Wide Open Camera Interview with Carl Zeiss Lenses - NAB 2012 from jared abrams on Vimeo.

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