Zeiss Cine Zooms sell for $20K each. Are they worth it?

Our friend Den Lennie, of F-STOP ACADEMY, shot “Escape” for Zeiss to showcase their two new Cine Zooms.

You can see both lenses in action, the Zeiss 70-200mm T2.9 Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lens, and the Zeiss 28-80mm T2.9 Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lens.

To see how each lens was used, watch the BTS short Making-of Escape (BTS).

Lennie makes the case for these top-quality zooms – he says they render beautiful images as well as primes and save precious setup time on location.

Escape is a show reel shot with ZEISS cine zooms CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 and CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 in combination with ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime and ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime lenses. Den Lennie the UK based Director of Photography used a RED Epic camera.

Carl Zeiss Lenses – Making-of Escape (BTS)

This Making-of video explains the work with the ZEISS lenses during the shooting.

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)