Turning lenses into cine lenses11 September 2016
Conventional camera lenses can now be turned into cine lenses that work precisely with a follow focus, thanks to the new Zeiss Lens Gear rings.
They come in four sizes (mini, small, medium and large – priced from about €150-€175), and work with all Zeiss Milvus, Otus and Loxia lenses.
The hardened aluminium rings can be attached without tools (by turning two opposing rings) and are supplied with a rubber-covered band, the GumGum, which features an adhesive surface, so that the inner diameter can be reduced accordingly, to support further lenses (the size range goes from 60mm to 93mm). It also protects against scratches or other damage to the focus ring.
The three f1.4 Otus DSLR lenses and six Milvus lenses are also now available in cased cine sets.
There are also two new additions to the Arri/Zeiss Master Anamorphic family: the MA 28/T1.9 and the MA 180/T2.8, bringing the total range to nine lenses. The MA180 offers a very short minimum object distance of just 1.5m, while both lenses promise natural colour rendition of skin tones.