Carl Zeiss

Hands-on Review
Throughout the course of 2014, a number of notable SLR lenses were released, running the gamut from optically refined, fast primes to versatile and long-reaching zooms, with all other realms covered in between. While the lens releases varied from manufacturer to manufacturer and system to system, a number of distinct themes became recognizable, which act as foundation points from which to compare... READ MORE
27
Share
1 month ago
Hands-on Review
Last year Zeiss released the original Otus, the 55mm f/1.4 that set a new benchmark to which other SLR lenses would be compared for quite some time. The Otus quickly attained an almost mythic status and as this optic, with its owl-... READ MORE
2
Share
3 months ago
Hands-on Review
By their nature, it is easy to assume the Zeiss Cinemizer OLED 3D glasses are just for personal entertainment—gaming and unobtrusively enjoying movies, or as a portable... READ MORE
2
Share
6 months ago
Hands-on Review
To capitalize on the ever-increasing resolution of image sensors, lens manufacturers continue to come up with new optical designs and other lens technologies that allow greater low-light capability and aberration-corrected imagery. Among the standout advances in this year’s roundup of noteworthy SLR camera lenses are a budget-friendly wide-angle zoom intended for full-frame shooters, telephoto... READ MORE
9
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

The number of fast, wide aperture prime optics we carry at B&H has grown over the past year, and in a market that has become increasingly populated by slower, variable-aperture zooms, this is encouraging news.

6
Share
2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Sometimes technology gets in the way of quality. The convenience of features such as autofocus and optical image stabilization are hard to dispute, but some of the best glass in the world can be found in manual focus lenses that contain no electronics whatsoever. Such is the case with M-mount and M42-mount lenses made by Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander.

12
Share
2 years ago
Hands-on Review

There’s something rather thrilling about being able to examine something up close, and it can be anything, a common object or otherwise. If it’s in print form, so much the better, because when viewing prints—especially larger prints—you don’t have to squint through a viewfinder to see it.

9
Share
2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Woe to those who haven’t been awed by the impact of peering through a good binocular. And double-woe to those who aren’t aware of the fact a good—make that a terrific binocular—need not set you back a king’s ransom.

1
Share
2 years ago
News

Further aligning itself with the needs of independent filmmakers, Zeiss announced at NAB two interchangeable-mount additions to its Compact Prime CP.2 family of cine primes. Joining one end of the lineup is a super-wide Distagon 15/T2.9, and complementing the other end is a Sonnar 135/T2.1 telephoto.

0
Share
2 years ago
News

Zeiss’s new Distagon T* 2.8/15 combines two aspherical lenses and five special glass elements to correct extraordinarily for chromatic aberration and distortion. Since distortion is inherent to lenses of this focal length, this reduction provides a noticeable difference from past designs and sets a new standard for super-wide lenses.

0
Share
2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Sometimes technology gets in the way of quality. For example, the finest wristwatches made today are self-winding units with jewels used as pivot points. They’re mechanical works of art assembled by hand, and you won’t find a battery or quartz crystal inside any of them.

16
Share
2 years ago
Hands-on Review

The number of fast, wide-aperture prime optics we carry at B&H has grown over the past year, and in a world that has become increasingly populated by slower, variable aperture zooms, this is encouraging news.

19
Share
3 years ago
News

Ask any cinematographer (or any still photographer for that matter) who manufactures the best lenses in terms of image quality, construction and design, and the answer will invariably be “Carl Zeiss.” But until now, videographers shooting with professional HD camcorders have had to cheer from the sidelines.

0
Share
3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Sony has further enhanced its already impressive lineup of Alpha a-Mount series optics with the addition of three new fixed focal length prime lenses—a Zeiss Distagon T*  24mm f/2 ZA SSM, DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM and a Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM.

1
Share
6 years ago