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Zeiss: Cine zoom goes wide

The third of the Zeiss Compact Zoom family, the CZ.2 15-30/T2.9, is due to ship soon, filling the need for a wide-angle zoom in the three lens range.

It costs €17,900 and joins the existing CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 and CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 lenses. The zooms are claimed to match the standards of previous Zeiss prime lenses, and also to be the only cine-style zooms offering full-frame (36x24mm) coverage, so they are compatible with image sensors larger than Super 35mm. When the lenses are used on Super35 cameras, users benefit from a sweet-spot effect, for extra sharpness, light and contrast.

The 4K-compatible zooms use the interchangeable mount system (IMS), and can currently be fitted with five different mounts (PL, EF, F, MFT and E).