Zeiss CP.2 & CZ.2 Video Showcase

A lot of folks want to see actual footage instead of just numbers when it comes to the practical look and feel of a particular lens. And as usual, Zeiss delivered. Here is a small collection of short videos that feature different primes and even a few zooms that Zeiss currently offers. The first video is a “Sizzle Reel” with a lot of quick takes from different scenes using different lenses. Zeiss used a range of focal lengths including the 15mm T2.1, 21mm T2.9, 25mm T2.1, 28mm T2.1, 35mm T2.1, 50mm T2.1, 85mm T2.1, 100mm T2.1 CF, 135mm T2.1, and lastly the 70-200mm T2.9 and shot a nice panning shot and a static rotating shot with each focal length. Take a look and gather all you can from this collection of results.

CP.2 Sizzle Reel – © 2012 Carl Zeiss AG

CP.2 Angle of View Comparison – © 2012 Carl Zeiss AG

Zeiss provided a few other quick videos that showcase the versatility of the CP.2 Super Speeds.

CP.2 35mm Super Speed – © 2012 Carl Zeiss AG

CP.2 50mm Super Speed – © 2012 Carl Zeiss AG

CP.2 85mm Super Speed – © 2012 Carl Zeiss AG

Possibly my favorite of the bunch which showcases a variety of CP.2 lenses is a video titled The Foundry. Pay close attention to the range of focal lengths used, from wide encompassing shots, to tight close focus shots.

The Foundry – © 2012 Carl Zeiss AG

Another quick video showcasing the CP.2 100mm Close Focus abilities. While not a true Macro, the CP.2 100mm is an impressive lens for specialty shots.

Flowers, CP.2 100mm CF – © 2012 Carl Zeiss AG

Here are a few links to additional scenes shot with individual CP.2 lenses

18mm: http://vimeo.com/30072835
21mm: http://vimeo.com/30368670
25mm: http://vimeo.com/30719507
28mm: http://vimeo.com/31197891
35mm: http://vimeo.com/31540928
50mm: http://vimeo.com/32196507
50mm Macro: http://vimeo.com/33027222
85mm: http://vimeo.com/33712612
100mm: http://vimeo.com/35203694

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Matthew Duclos

A lens technician by trade, Matthew has spent his life servicing, refining, selling, manufacturing, and collecting cinema lenses from around the world.

2 thoughts on “Zeiss CP.2 & CZ.2 Video Showcase”

  1. Love it! But wish they would have shown the finished Sculpture in the foundry video. That 100mm with the flowers really had a great “3D rendering” quality.

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