Schneider-Kreuznach has launched a completely new series of full-frame lenses, the “Xenon full-frame primes.” They have been especially developed for DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors for video shooting and can also be used with professional cine cameras. The new lenses will be available from the second half of 2013.

Xenon full-frame primes 50mm

The series initially comprises three fixed focal lengths: T2.1/35mm, T2.1/50mm and T2.1/75mm. All lenses are suitable not only for Nikon and Canon DSLR full-format cameras with corresponding F or EOS bayonet mounts, but also professional film cameras with a PL mount. The product series will soon be expanded with wide angle and telephoto focal lengths.

“This series of prime lenses has been especially designed for full-frame sensors and meets users’ exceptionally high demands in terms of optical performance and ease of use,” says Daniela Kesselem, product manager at Schneider-Kreuznach. The lenses are color matched. Whether for commercials feature films, Xenon full-frame prime lenses provide film makers with optimum performance and reliability in all situations.

Xenon full-frame primes 75mm

The full-frame lenses are designed for 4K resolution (4096 × 2304 pixels). They can be used with standard professional cine accessories like rigs, follow focus or matte boxes. Special features required for filming such as minimized breathing, a harmonious bokeh or reduced stray light have been optimized in the Xenon full-frame prime lenses.

Further product features of all Xenon full-frame prime lenses include:

A maximum aperture of T2.1 as well as identical external dimensions and positioning of the controls in all models
A circular aperture with 14 blades to ensure a harmonious bokeh
Robust cine-style lens mechanics
Manual, precise and reproducible focus settings with a 300° angle of rotation
Larger focus and distance scales for easier focusing even with greater distances, readable on both sides
M95 filter thread
Exchangeable bayonet interface

For more information, see Schneider-Kreuznach, or Schneider Optics for more information about their new Video Xenon T 2.1 / 25, Video Xenon T 2.1 / 50, Video Xenon T 2.1 / 75 lens range.
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