Thursday, April 27, 2017


   Not to long ago we were fortunate enough to be loaned CP.2 Primes from ZEISS for an important documentary shoot about the Deepwater Horizon disaster. DSLR's were new on the scene and ZEISS was right there from the beginning to provide the best glass in that arena. Now enter the new CP.3 with a versatile field changeable mount, be it ARRI PL, SONY E-Mount, CANON EF and more!

The new eXtended Data Technology (XD),  offers information about the lens’s distortion and shading characteristics and are monitored and shared in real-time!

XD enables crew members on set, with the ability to monitor lens settings in real-time, complete with pre-vis modified images and included search functions and data wrangling. In post, the XD data helps with everything, including fine-tuning, editing, color grading, visual effects, virtual and augmented reality, multi-cam live productions, and projection or 3-D imaging. So in our opinion if you want to bypass obsolescence then the XD enable CP.3 primes are the way to go. 
  • Covers Full-Frame Format
  • ARRI PL Mount
  • T2.1 to T22 Aperture Range
  • Geared Focus and Iris Control Rings
  • Clickless Iris Ring
  • 14-Blade Iris
  • Classic Zeiss Image Rendering
  • Improved Ergonomics Over Last-Gen CP.2
  • New Lens Coatings for Reduced Flaring
  • Lens Scale Marked in Feet or Meters 

STANDBY as we are hoping to get a set of these primes and shoot test footage on a Canon 5D Mark IV, SONY Fs5 and F55 cameras! So be sure to check back with us shortly.