Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 Lenses hits the DSLR Market!

ZeissThumb Adding to the popularity of the convergence revolution, Zeiss launches a new set of cine style lenses specifically targeting the DSLR hybrid market. These lenses are designed for shooters who are accustomed to cinema style shooting and extreme accuracy in focus and greater aperture control.

These new lenses are the only cine style lens to fit directly to DSLR’s without adapters or modification of the camera and will revolutionize the industry by bringing professional level lenses to the independent DSLR filmmaker. Another big advantage, the new Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 Lenses covers the full sensor area of the Canon 5DMKII.


Zacuto is the first high-end camera accessories manufacturer to have an integrated system to support this new lineup of ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 professional lenses for HDSLR convergent cameras. Zacuto’s new DSLR Baseplate System, debuting at the NAB show in Vegas, mounts to the camera and lens using the standard 1/4 20” screw and ¼ 20 lens support, which gives you two mounting points for rock solid support to the camera & attached prime lens, while still remaining quick releasable.




Canon 5DMKII with ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 Lens and Zacuto’s new DSLR Baseplate System and DSLR Cinema Kit the “Double Barrel” with Z-Finder Pro 2.5x.

“One of the issues with these DSLR cameras in general, is the weak mounting on the bottom and when pulling focus, the whole camera would tilt,” says DP Jens Bogehegn. “So Zeiss engineers have added a 1/4 20” mounting hole on their lens as a secondary support. The Zacuto DSLR Baseplate System is designed with exceptional versatility in mind so that lens support like this can be added to keep the camera rock solid when you are torquing on the lens.”

Of course when it comes to the new Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 lenses for DSLR cameras, interchangeability is a key factor in cinema style shooting and independent filmmaking.  Zacuto’s new DSLR Baseplate System comes with a quick release red knob and “with a twist of the knob and a flip of a lever, your camera and lens is off in seconds allowing you to easily change lenses.”



DSLR Cinema Kit the “Double Barrel” shoulder mounted rig is fully balanced and comes standard with duel handgrips, DSLR handle and a follow focus unit. Additional DSLR Cinema kits are also available and compatible with the ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 Lenses. Following the NAB launch, these lenses will be available through the Zacuto Rental Department and online store. The full line of DSLR kits are available now for pre-orders. Visit the Zacuto Store for a complete listing of the new NAB introductions.

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13 Responses to “Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 Lenses hits the DSLR Market!”

  1. Michael Buffa on April 12th, 2010 1:41 pm

    Wow, this is just awesome. I love the new Zacuto gear and the Zeiss glass to go with it. Time to start saving

  2. Andrew Howe on April 12th, 2010 4:07 pm

    Is lens lust a sin?

  3. Michael on April 12th, 2010 4:19 pm

    hah looking good!

  4. Tero Ahlfors on April 14th, 2010 10:15 am

    Let me guess… These will cost a metric shit-ton?

  5. figments on April 14th, 2010 8:12 pm


  6. Bony Sylvestre on May 6th, 2010 4:46 am

    a combien doit on estimé tout cet arsenal.

  7. Jiri Vrozina on June 9th, 2010 5:24 pm

    Too Sloooow….T2.8 and T2.1 and no real Wide Primes….what about sone nice Zeiss Zoom let say 15-50mm T2.6 and 14mm FishEye??

  8. Augusto Alves da Silva on June 20th, 2010 5:52 pm

    Great lenses…as soon as they released the CP1 I thought about buying them. Suddenly when I was about to spend the money the CP2 are announced. I just got disappointed because the lenses that used to be 1.5 where set to 2.1…that is not fair. I understand that it is a huge advantage to have the lens barrels all the same size on all focal lengths but I don´t think I will get much difference from the CP2 to the ZF which I already have with cinemod by Duclos lenses and at 1.4 (50mm and 85mm) and 2.0 (28mm and 35mm) and that are amazing lenses. I wonder if it is still worth the swap. If they were all 1.5 I wouldn´t even blink. Let´s wait and see.

  9. aniruddha on June 2nd, 2011 7:32 am

    like this camera

  10. Anonymous on July 29th, 2011 1:45 pm

    do u have footage of 5d+cp2LENS combination….

  11. Anonymous on July 29th, 2011 1:47 pm

     u can post ur answer to my mail id:,
    thanking u….

  12. masoud on February 25th, 2012 7:30 am

    is prefect selection for DP

  13. Rob Ellis on March 19th, 2012 5:12 pm

    Check out this great DSLR mounting system for the CP2 prime lenses. Great work guys! #LoveIt #IndieFilm #DSLR