ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD Lenses

Tailored for today’s cinema and beyond.

Digital technologies have transformed traditional filmmaking and refashioned the market. New and innovative technologies in both production and post-production have paved the way for a more versatile, cost effective and advanced workflow. The ZEISS CP.3 family is the latest contribution from ZEISS to support creative and progressive filmmaking with an affordable, future-proof and premium quality lens set.

The ZEISS CP.3 lenses offer the perfect combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit the clean, crisp characteristics ZEISS is known for, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage. The ZEISS CP.3 XD version features innovative and ground-breaking lens data technology to speed-up and simplify the workflow on set and in post-production.

The ZEISS eXtended Data is a unique technology which is based on the /i* Technology and provides information about the lens’ distortion and shading characteristics in real time. With the ZEISS CP.3 XD lenses, even small productions on a limited budget gain access to the advanced techniques common in state-of-the-art, big budget films, commercials and television shows.

Case 10-86 (Behind the Scenes)

Director: Clinton Jones
Cinematographer: Jan-Michael Losada
Shot On: ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses | RED Epic-W

Exploring the beauty of Wales

Director: –
Cinematographer: –
Shot On: ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses | RED Dragon | ARRI Alexa Mini

The Floor is Lava

Director: Clinton Jones
Cinematographer: Jan-Michael Losada
Shot On: ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses | RED Epic-W

The Floor is Lava (Behind the Scences)

Director: Clinton Jones
Cinematographer: Jan-Michael Losada
Shot On: ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses | RED Epic-W

Chemist - Artist - Architect

Director: –
Cinematographer: Adi Geisegger
Shot On: ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses | ARRI Alexa Mini | Phantom Flex 2K

Chemist - Artist - Architect (Behind the Scenes)

Director: –
Cinematographer: Adi Geisegger
Shot On: ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses | ARRI Alexa Mini | Phantom Flex 2K

True cine look

The ZEISS CP.3 lenses feature advanced lens coatings, painted lens rims and special light traps within the barrel to eliminate unwelcome veiling glare and flares. The result is higher contrast, richer blacks and more saturated colors.

ZEISS eXtended Data technology

The ZEISS eXtended Data technology adds new opportunities to simplify and increase the accuracy of the image capture and processing workflow. ZEISS eXtended Data unifies two data sets: key lens data based on the open /i* Technology standard and supported by a wide range of cameras and accessories, plus ZEISS specific lens data that contains precise lens characteristics.

Ultimate cine ergonomics

The ZEISS CP.3 lenses are a professional toolset that simplifies your work on set. They are easy to handle, allow for fast changeover of equipment and give you great creative freedom to make your ideas come to life.

Compactness redefined

The compact and light-weight design enables you to use different stabilizing systems and to have a compact camera setup that is ideal for shooting in narrow spaces and for capturing dynamic shots.

ZEISS eXtended Data technology

Simplify and increase the accuracy of the image capturing and processing workflow. ZEISS eXtended Data unifies two data sets: key lens data based on the Cooke /i* Technology and the ZEISS distortion and shading lens data. After recording on set together with the video files, they can be applied in post-production for compositing for example by using the ZEISS developed lens plugin.

Technical Data

  Aperture Close Focus1 Length2 Front diameter Weight Horizontal Angle of View

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fullframe3

APS-H4

Super 355

Normal 356

APS-C7

MFT8

CP.3 & CP.3 XD 
15 mm/T2.9

T 2.9 to
T 22

0.3 m
12"

83.7 mm
3.30"

95 mm
3.7"

0.87 kg
1.9 lbs

100°

90°

79°

73°

73°

60°

CP.3 & CP.3 XD 
18 mm/T2.9

T 2.9 to
T 22

0.3 m
12"

83.7 mm
3.30"

95 mm
3.7"

0.86 kg
1.9 lbs

89°

80°

69°

63°

64°

51°

CP.3 & CP.3 XD 
21 mm/T2.9

T 2.9 to
T 22

0.24 m
10"

83.7 mm
3.30"

95 mm
3.7"

0.82 kg
1.8 lbs

81°

71°

61°

55°

56°

45°

CP.3 & CP.3 XD 
25 mm/T2.1

T 2.1 to
T 22

0.26 m
10"

83.7 mm
3.30"

95 mm
3.7"

0.82 kg
1.8 lbs

72°

62°

53°

47°

48°

38°

CP.3 & CP.3 XD 
28 mm/T2.1

T 2.1 to
T 22

0.24 m
10"

83.7 mm
3.30"

95 mm
3.7"

0.84 kg
1.9 lbs

65°

57°

48°

43°

43°

34°

CP.3 & CP.3 XD
35 mm/T2.1

T 2.1 to
T 22

0.3 m
12"

83.7 mm
3.30"

95 mm
3.7"

0.80 kg
1.8 lbs

54°

47°

39°

35°

35°

28°

CP.3 & CP.3 XD 
50 mm/T2.1

T 2.1 to
T 22

0.45 m
18"

83.7 mm
3.30"

95 mm
3.7"

0.77 kg
1.7 lbs

40°

34°

28°

25°

25°

20°

CP.3 & CP.3 XD 
85 mm/T2.1

T 2.1 to
T 22

1.0 m
3'3"

83.7 mm
3.30"

95 mm
3.7"

0.88 kg
1.9 lbs

24°

20°

17°

15°

15°

12°

CP.3 & CP.3 XD 
100 mm/T2.1 CF
9

T 2.1 to
T 22

0.7 m
2'6"

126.5 mm
4.98"

95 mm
3.7"

1.01 kg
2.2 lbs

20°

17°

14°

13°

13°

10°

CP.3 & CP.3 XD 
135 mm/T2.1

T 2.1 to
T 22

1.0 m
3'3"

126.5 mm
4.98"

95 mm
3.7"

1.15 kg
2.5 lbs

15°

13°

11°

Remarks:
1) Close focus distance is measured from the image plane
2) Front to PL mount flange
3) Horizontal angle of view for a full-frame camera (aspect ratio 1:1.5, dimensions 36 mm x 24 mm / 1.42“ x 0.94“)
4) Horizontal angle of view for an APS-H camera (aspect ratio 1:1.81, dimensions 30.2 mm x 16.7 mm / 1.19“ x 0.66“)
5) 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“)
6) Horizontal angle of view for a Normal 35 Academy camera (aspect ratio 1:1.37, dimensions 22 mm x 16 mm / 0.87“ x 0.63“)
7) Horizontal angle of view for an APS-C camera (aspect ratio 1:1.50, dimensions 22.3 mm x 14.9 mm / 0.88“ x 0.59“)
8) Horizontal angle of view for a Micro 4/3 (MFT) camera (aspect ratio 1:1.33, dimensions 17.3 mm x 13 mm / 0.68“ x 0.51“)
9) CF: Close focus capability

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD Lenses

Brochure

Mount Change Instructions

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses

Depth of Field Tables

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses

Firmware Update

ZEISS CP.3 XD, Supreme Prime and Supreme Prime Radiance Lenses

For the firmware update a special connection kit is needed consisting of the lens connector, a DC power supply, the RS232 plug and a USB /RS232 converter. This kit is available at the ZEISS Service stations and can be ordered from the ZEISS Customer Care Center.

ZEISS Lens Data Revision Tool for CP.3 XD 18/T2.9

If your ZEISS CP.3 XD 18/T2.9 lens only sends static shading data while opening and closing the aperture, the use of the Lens Data Revision tool is recommended.

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