Zeiss has been on a roll over the past few years. Their ZF.2 lenses became an overdue success and with those came the Compact Primes CP.2 and the Light Weight Zoom LWZ. They’ve recently announced their short line of high speed CP.2 lenses deemed Super Speeds as well as their new 70-200mm Cine-Zoom and even a range of professional anamorphic primes at NAB this year. Their product line-up just gets better and better with no hint of stopping anytime soon.
IBC 2012 is right around the corner and in typical Zeiss fashion, they have some goodies to announce that they’ve teased well ahead of time.
“We are using the IBC to exclusively present two new cine lenses that perfectly complement our existing portfolio. We will publicize more information and news during the IBC.”
Zeiss doesn’t give any more details other than a product line-up including two silhouettes for the mystery lenses yet to be announced. Their press release goes into more about their new 15mm T2.9 and 135mm T2.1 CP.2 lenses as well as their 70-200mm T2.9 tele-zoom. Based on the photo hint, the two new additions will be a new CP.2 focal length, either a faster CP.2 to add to the Super Speed set or a new focal length not yet seen, as well as a mid-range Cine-Zoom. This would make perfect sense as the market for lightweight mid-range zoom lenses for cinema application has been extremely high-end in the form of an Angenieux, or extremely poor in the form of a Red zoom. If anyone can conjure up a mid-range, high quality zoom at a reasonable price, Zeiss can. I would imagine this lens is something in the 24-70mm range.
Doesn’t much matter what the lenses are right now. IBC should be a load of fun for any motion picture industry attendee, including myself, and Zeiss never fails to deliver. Be sure to check back and subscribe often as I will be updating on the spot from IBC with photos and more product specs. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think Zeiss new mystery lenses will be.