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Zeiss Unveils Nano Primes

The T1.5 lenses for mirrorless full-frame cameras are initially available with Sony E-Mount and will ship in May.

ASC Staff

Zeiss has unveiled the Nano Primes, high-speed (T1.5) cine lenses made specifically for mirrorless full-frame cameras. They are initially available with Sony E-mount.

The lenses — 18mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm — feature a compact, lightweight design suited to any set or location. Consistent positioning of the focus and iris rings across all focal lengths ensures quick, simple lens changes. The calibrated focus scales are easy to read, and a long 280-degree focus rotation aids precise focus pulling. In addition, the iris ring features 90-degree 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. Nano Primes are ready for the simple exchange of additional mounts thanks to the Zeiss Interchangeable Mount System.

“Thanks to the close-focusing distance and the high speed of T1.5, Nano Primes enable images with an extremely shallow depth of field, even in the wide-angle range,” says Zeiss Cinematography Products Manager Christophe Casenave. “The elegant bokeh and the harmonious focus fall-off ensure a versatile look that meets different artistic requirements. With a similarly gentle sharpness and aesthetic focus fall-off, the Nano Primes are an ideal complement to the Supreme Primes.”

Here is a demo film for the Nano Primes directed by Jon Joffin, ASC, and shot by him and Brendan Steacy, ASC, CSC:

Zeiss Nano Primes can be ordered now for delivery in May. The lenses are available individually or as a complete set; the latter includes a lens case and costs $25,950.

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