Friend of planet5D Michael Britt has posted an interesting news item coming out of the Entertainment Technology Expo – Zeiss has unveiled a new lens specifically designed for HDSLRs with an EF lens mount. The item currently shown is of a prototype. The official announcement is due at NAB.
“In response to the high level of interest in using DSLRâ€™s for filmmaking, Carl Zeiss has modified its Compact Prime lenses for use with EF-mount cameras. These new lenses feature a bayonet mount for a direct fit to the EF-mount and do not require any modification of the camera or use of intermediate optics. Since the optics are based on the awarding winning ZEISS SLR lenses, they cover a full 24Ã—36 image format without vignetting. In addition, the lenses feature an interchangeable mount system that can be changed to a PL mount. at any point in the future. This design allows the filmmaker to graduate to any number of existing or future cine cameras and still utilize the same set of lenses. The level of versatility, image quality and value is unprecedented for cine style lenses and brings a professional caliber tool to a wide range of filmmakers.”
There's more info over on Michael's post.
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