Carl Zeiss Presents New Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lens at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam
OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 08/30/2012 --
Carl Zeiss will display the new cine zoom lens Compact Zoom
CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 at the IBC in Amsterdam, the leading
international trade show for film, radio and television, from
September 7 to 11, 2012 in hall 11 booth G64. The new Compact
Zoom CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 by Carl Zeissis a cine zoom
lens ideally suited to a wide variety of shooting situations.
It is easy to handle, compact and versatile. It takes pictures
in 4K resolution - in full format. This is the second Compact
Zoom CZ.2 lens from Carl Zeiss, complementing the Compact Zoom
CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 presented in April at the NAB Show 2012 in Las
Vegas for the longer focal length range. For color rendition,
contrast and other parameters such as great flare suppression,
calibrated focus scales, consistent aperture over the zoom
range, round iris the new CZ.2 family is closely aligned to one
another, making these lenses ideal for attaining a con- sistent
optical performance when changing lenses.
With a length of 196 millimeters and weighing in at 2.5 kg
(5.5lbs), the Compact Zoom CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 is sleek and lean.
Thanks to the five different mounts (PL, EF, F, MFT and E),
this new zoom lens from Carl Zeisscan be easily
adapted to numerous camera systems both now and in the future,
as well as on HDSLR cameras, HD video cameras and professional
"Thanks to the interchangeable mount and the 36 x 24mm
image-circle illumination, the new Com- pact Zoom CZ.2
28-80/T2.9 is highly versatile and a future proof investment,"
says Michael Schieh- len, Director of Sales of the Camera Lens
Division of Carl ZeissAG. "With focal lengths from
28 to 80mm and outstanding image performance, it offers
professionals as well as ambitious cinema- tographers a lot of
room to explore their creativity in many types of shooting
situations. The Com- pact Zoom CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 has already
proven that there is no comparable zoom family on the market
with full frame coverage and interchangeable mount."
With its slim build, the Compact Zoom family follows the
current market trend towards smaller and lighter lenses that
are perfect for handheld cameras, Steadicam systems, or for
shooting in tight spaces. The Compact Zoom CZ.2 is espe- cially
comfortable to use thanks to its ergonomi- cally designed and
partly rubber-coated surface, which allows both precise manual
focusing as well as mechanical focusing via follow-focus
systems. The Carl ZeissT* anti-reflective coating
ensures maximum contrast and color rendition by minimizing
stray light and ghosting within the lens. The Compact Zoom CZ.2
lenses delivers flare- free results and has no focus shift over
the whole zoom range.
During the IBC, Carl Zeisswill display in a huge
glass case all of its camera lenses that are currently
available on the market - lenses that guarantee images of the
highest quality, whether used on Hollywood movie cameras, HDSLR
or HD video cameras.
The Compact Zoom CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 will be delivered in the
second quarter of 2013. The recommended retail price is €14,900
or US$19,900 (excluding VAT)*.