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Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (PL Mount)

B&H # ZECP2T2150PL Mfr # 1835-434
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You Pay: $3,990.00
Product Highlights
  • Interchangeable Mount
  • First Cine Lens w/DSLR Mount Option
  • Full Frame 35mm Coverage
  • Calibrated Lens Scales
  • 14-Blade Iris
  • Lightweight
  • Markings in Feet

The Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (PL Mount) is part of the second generation of CP cinema lenses that were the first to offer full-frame 35mm coverage of large sensor DSLRs (such as the Canon 5D Mark II). What distinguishes the CP.2 from its PL-mount-only predecessor is its interchangeable lens mount, which allows the included cinema-standard PL mount to be easily swapped out for an optional Canon EF or Nikon F mount. For the first time, a single, affordable, professional quality lens can be used on both cinema and still cameras, opening up creative possibilities that keep your rig lightweight, versatile, and on budget.

Interchangeable Mount
The Compact Prime CP.2 lenses are the world's first cine lenses designed for use with DSLR cameras. The interchangeable mount guarantees high flexibility for present and future use in any situation and for a wide range of camera platforms.

  • Allows a mix of DSLR systems with traditional cine cameras, for maximum flexibility on set
  • No need for adapter solutions anymore
  • Three different mounts available (PL, EF and F mount)
Ready for the Future
The Compact Prime CP.2 lenses cover a full-frame image format without vignetting. Combined with the interchangeable mount, the Compact Prime CP.2 offers the possibility to upgrade to any number of existing or future cine and still cameras while still utilizing the same set of lenses.

  • Full-frame coverage (24 x 36 mm) for focal lengths 21 to 100 mm
  • Common aperture of T2.1 for the standard lens set
  • Sweet spot effect with APS-C sensors
Unique 14-Blade Iris
The iris opening of the Compact Prime CP.2 lenses is created by 14 high precision blades. It stays consistently round and symmetrical over the entire T-stop range. This translates into natural and pleasing out-of-focus highlights and a smooth bokeh. Together they help create and capture special moments on film.
High Optical Performance
The modern lens design as well as the cine manufacturing process and tight tolerances ensure low distortion, high resolution and excellent color rendition for sharp, punchy images.

  • High resolution and contrast
  • Low distortion
  • Color matched
Great flare suppression through T* anti-reflex coating and internal light traps
Calibrated lens scales
Standard focus and iris gear positions
Stable exposure due to manual operated aperture
Robust and reliable cine style housing
Longer focus rotation and a manual focus
Consistent front diameter from lens to lens
Mount Interchangeable PL
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture T2.1
Elements/Groups 7/6
Front Lens Diameter 114mm
Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.) 18" (0.45m)
Length 3.15" (8cm)
Weight 2 lbs (0.9kg)
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (PL Mount)
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    ZeissCompact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (PL Mount)
     
    4.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Improves picture quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Close up filming (3)
      • Panoramic filming (3)
      • Shooting indoors (3)
      • Shooting outdoors (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Great Lens

      By Phantom Flex

      from New York

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (PL Mount):

        Great lens believe the hype. Putting this on a Canon DSLR camera is a little silly.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful lens

        By Zeiss Enabler

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Improves Picture Quality
        • Quality

        Cons

        • Big

        Best Uses

        • Close Up Filming
        • Panoramic Filming
        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (PL Mount):

        I understand that the housing is what you're paying for, but after working with a 21 and 35 cp2s from Zeiss and a 50 1.2 from canon, I finally broke down and bought this lens, and I glad I did! I have done side-by-side comparisons of this lens vs the canon 50 1.2, and this lens has a color that is bright, beautiful, and crisper than canon's lens. This lens on the blackmagic cinema camera is just a phenomenal setup for long shots at ~115mm equivalent, which is long, but it works equally well on an fs100 with adapter or on the 5d mark iii which is an ideal shoulder shot interview lens. You really can see the difference, and the workflow of having the same size lenses in a rig is worth every penny. Obviously if you need

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        5.0

        Lens of the Highest Quality

        By Varicam

        from Connecticut

        About Me Film Professional

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Close Up Filming
          • Panoramic Filming
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (PL Mount):

          Having recently (2012) used the entire gamut of Zeiss CP lenses on a professional shoot I hope to give some perspective about the quality of these lenses, and their purpose.

          First, one doesn't normally look to casually buy a lens, and find themselves looking to buy this. You either purchase them as a set under the aim of starting a serious production, or production company/business, or you rent the set, as many pros do. This makes it difficult, if not impossible to review just this single lens, without referring to the entire set.

          Having said that here is what you get with a Zeiss CP lens: It's incredibly sharp, there is no visible chromatic abberation or distortion. The lens is fast at 2.1. The build quality of the lens, it's focus and aperture rings, all of it, is of the highest possible quality. The PL is a pro mount for cameras such as the new Canon C300/500, Arri Alexa, or Red cameras. Or film cameras.

          This is not a DSLR lens. It's not a lens for a Sony F700 or Panasonic AF100 (without an adapter). But if you do wish to adapt your camera for it, you'll be highly impressed with it's quality.

          This is not a lens with image stabilization. It is not an autofocus lens. It is a serious, professional cinema lens of the highest order. So, now that I've pounded that in, if you're in the market for it, you cannot go wrong with the Zeiss CP lenses.

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          4.0

          Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens

          By David

          from Denver

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Picture Quality
          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Close Up Filming
            • Panoramic Filming
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (PL Mount):

            This is a great lens for shooting film style.
            The focal length is wonderful.
            If only it could zoom.

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            (7 of 65 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            B&H Lies

            By Scott

            from Seattle

            Comments about Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (PL Mount):

            I called before I ordered my Zeiss Len just to make sure the 2-4 weeks was a good estimate, they lied and continued to lie each week when I called to get status. After 11 weeks they said they shipped it. We'll see.

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