ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (EF Mount)

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (EF Mount)

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (EF Mount)

B&H # ZECP2T2150EF MFR # 1835-436
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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
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ZEISS CP.2 50mm T2.1 (ft) Overview

  • 1Description

The ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (EF 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 Canon EF mount to be easily swapped out for an optional Nikon F or cinema-standard PL 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
In the Box
ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (EF Mount)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    ZEISS CP.2 50mm T2.1 (ft) Specs

    Focal Length 50mm
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Format Full Frame
    Maximum T-Stop T2.1
    Minimum Focus Distance from Image Plane 1.5' / 0.45 m
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 6 Groups
    Front Diameter 114 mm
    Length 3.15" / 8 cm
    Weight 2.0 lb / 0.9 kg
    Packaging Infowavtcauyyqwdcxcartdt
    Package Weight 3.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 9.2 x 9.0"

    ZEISS CP.2 50mm T2.1 (ft) Reviews

    Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (EF Mount) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens Remarkable Product... I have tested this product while working on a forest scene with several actors on an up coming film production. The pictures are remarkable, clear, and sharp. Thank you B&H for the education on this lens.
    Date published: 2012-08-01
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    question

    Is it compatible with canon 7D mk2?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 Cine Lens (EF Mount) is able to cover the 7D Mark II's APS-C without effort since it is designed to cover the much larger Full Frame format. So the answer is yes, it is very much compatible with the 7D Mark II.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    Can I use this on an a7 with a metabones mkiv adapter?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, you can use the Metabones Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Lens Mount Adapter Mark IV to mount this lens on a a7. However, keep in mind that this lens is all manual thus the electronic pass through of the Metabones has no effect. If you have Canon EF lenses as well then you are good. However, if you plan to use only manual lenses then I recommend the rugged Novoflex Adapter for EF Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera. This will be able to hold that heavy lens in precise alignment and you save a little money.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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