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 connoisseur of fine motion picture lenses, Matthew has spent over half his life servicing, refining, selling, manufacturing, and collecting cinema lenses from around the world. Chief Operating Officer of Duclos Lenses and Founder of TheCineLens.com, Matthew has been contributing to the motion picture industry for over 15 years, and to this site for over 5 years.

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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