Schneider-Kreuznach presented its new range of Xenon full-frame primes at IBC, including their T2.1/25mm wide angle and a T2.1/100mm telephoto lens.
The lenses have been developed especially for DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors for video shooting and can also be used with professional cine cameras.
The full-frame lens series comprises five fixed focal lengths: T2.1/35mm, T2.1/50mm and T2.1/75mm will be available from the second half of 2013, while a T2.1/25mm wide angle and a T2.1/100mm telephoto lens are due to hit the shops in early 2014. The series will soon be expanded with a macro lens and further 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.
All lenses are suitable not only for Nikon and Canon DSLR full-frame cameras with corresponding F or EF bayonet mounts, but also professional film cameras with a PL-mount. All of the lenses in the series are color-matched. Whether for commercials or feature films, Xenon full-frame primes provide film makers with optimum performance and reliability in all situations.
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 primes.
Further product features of all Xenon full-frame prime lenses include:
A standard aperture of T2.1 as well as identical external dimensions and positioning of the controls in all lenses.
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 www.schneiderkreuznach.com