ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 Lenses

Compact and Lightweight lenses with Interchangeable Mount System.

One of the most important aspects of a successful production is the competence and diversity of your team. Whether you’re shooting a commercial where exquisite color rendition and high contrast is important, or a tense, dramatic sequence in low light situations for a feature film, Compact Prime lenses offer you the performance you need to get the scene right. With a wide range of focal lengths, full-frame coverage, fantastic image quality, great flare suppression and precise focusing through the large rotation angle, Compact Prime lenses give you a flexible set of tools to make your film shine. With its long history in both photo and cine lenses, ZEISS is dedicated to supporting filmmakers and allowing you to benefit from the highest possible image quality in any situation.

  • Interchangeable Mount
  • Full frame coverage (CP.2 18mm only APS-H)
  • Robust cine style housing with the ability to utilize follow-focus
  • Standard focus and iris gear positions
  • Five different mounts available (PL, EF, F, E and MFT mount)
  • Consistent front diameter (except of 50 Macro)
  • Longer focus rotation and a manual focus and iris
  • Calibrated focus scales

Discontinued and replaced by our new CP.3 lens family:
ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD Lenses

  • Overview

    Switching between traditional film and digital PL cine cameras and HDSLR cameras is no longer an issue. The Compact Prime CP.2 lenses’ improved functionality means improved ergonomics compared to standard SLR lenses, standard housing dimensions, standard focus and iris gear positions, a consistent front diameter, a robust construction, longer focus rotation and a manual focus, thereby providing the flexibility users demand. With precision and speed - Compact Prime CP.2 lenses are the perfect tool for Independent filmmakers, professional still photographers expanding their services or large studios using HDSLR’s as a second camera for TV and feature film productions.

    Compact Prime CP.2 Aperture Close Focus1 Length2 Front diameter Weight AOV3
    CP.2 15 mm/T2.9 T 2.9 to T 22
    0.3 m / 12"
    86 mm / 3.39"
    114 mm / 4.5"
    0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs
    79°
    CP.2 18 mm/T3.6 T 3.6 to T 22 0.3 m / 12" 80 mm / 3.15" 114 mm / 4.5" 0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs 69°
    CP.2 21 mm/T2.9 T 2.9 to T 22 0.24 m / 10" 80 mm / 3.15" 114 mm / 4.5" 1.0 kg / 2.2 lbs 61°
    CP.2 25 mm/T2.1 T 2.1 to T 22 0.26 m / 10" 80 mm / 3.15" 114 mm / 4.5" 0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs 53°
    CP.2 28 mm/T2.1 T 2.1 to T 22 0.24 m / 10" 80 mm / 3.15" 114 mm / 4.5" 1.0 kg / 2.2 lbs 48°
    CP.2 35 mm/T2.1 T 2.1 to T 22 0.3 m / 12" 80 mm / 3.15" 114 mm / 4.5" 1.0 kg / 2.2 lbs 39°
    CP.2 50 mm/T2.1 T 2.1 to T 22 0.45 m / 18" 80 mm / 3.15" 114 mm / 4.5" 0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs 28°
    CP.2 85 mm/T2.1 T 2.1 to T 22 1 m / 3'3" 80 mm / 3.15" 114 mm / 4.5" 0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs 17°
    CP.2 100 mm/T2.1 CF T 2.1 to T 22 0.7 m / 2'6" 132 mm / 5.19" 114 mm / 4.5" 1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs 14°
    CP.2 135 mm/T2.1 T 2.1 to T 22 1 m / 3'3" 149 mm / 5.86" 114 mm / 4.5" 1.6 kg / 3.5 lbs 11°
    CP.2 50 mm/T2.1 Macro T 2.1 to T 22 0.24 m / 10" 132 mm / 5.19" 134 mm / 5.3" 1.4 kg /3.0 lbs 28°

    1) Close focus distance is measured from the image plane
    2) Front to PL mount flange
    3) Horizontal angle of view for an ANSI Super 35 Silent camera (aspect ratio 1:1.33,  dimensions 24.9 mm x 18.7 mm / 0.98“ x 0.74“)

  • Videos

    The Watchmaker by Matthew Allard

    ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 Super Speed Lenses

    In this short film, Matthew Allard portraits a Japanese independent watchmaker, visiting his workshop and documenting his work. Lenses used: ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 (incl. Super Speed).

    CP.2 and CZ.2 Showreel

    ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 Lenses

    Shot with ZEISS Compact Primes CP.2 and ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 lenses. Thanks to all cinematographers who caputured these images with CP.2 and CZ.2 lenses: Matthew Allard, August Bradley, Drew Gardner, Den Lennie, Andreas Schultze, Sebastian Wiegärtner.

    Angle of Views (Theatinerkirche)

    ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 Lenses

    Shot with Compact Prime CP.2 lenses ranging from 15mm to 135mm and the Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 to demonstrate the different angle of view of each focal length. The video was shot with a full frame HDSLR camera in Theatinerkirche in Munich (Germany).

  • Downloads
    Downloads: Brochure ZEISS Compact Prime and Zoom Lenses

    Brochure

    ZEISS Compact Prime and Zoom Lenses
    Downloads: ZEISS Mount Change Instructions

    Mount Change Instructions

    ZEISS Compact Prime Lenses
    Downloads: Depth of field Tables ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 Lenses

    Depth of field Tables

    ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 Lenses
  • Registration
    ZEISS Product Registration - Cinematography Lenses

    Obtain the extended warranty

    Product Registration

    It's now possible to register not only still picture lenses, but also ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 and ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 cine lenses online and therefore receive an extended ZEISS warranty to two years.

    After the product is being registered on the ZEISS website an extended ZEISS warranty is given to end users, owners or operators (only) of ZEISS cine lenses. The online registration of ZEISS cine lenses is possible up to four weeks after purchase.

    The extended warranty from ZEISS is available in a large number of countries, but warranty claims can only be asserted in the country in which the product was purchased.

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