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.
“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.