ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3

When you turn motion into emotion.

Being a filmmaker, every single shooting day awaits you with its individual, unforeseen challenges. Even if you plan your shoot carefully, unexpected moments are sometimes just what you need. It’s your ambition to capture our world’s unique, unreproducible moments. What could be more important to you than a powerful toolset?

The focal length range between 21 and 100 mm supplies offers the ability of capturing a unique moment. The optimal one-fits-all solution for demanding productions.

The new ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100 mm/T2.9-3.9 T* zoom lens (ZEISS LWZ.3) offers you superior image performance in any imaginable shooting situation. Whether you’re shooting a film, commercial, corporate video, television drama, soap or high-end documentary under the most difficult conditions, the ZEISS LWZ.3 is a powerful, handy and trustworthy companion on the front of your camera.

The Circle

Director: –
Cinematographer: Adi Geisegger
Shot On: ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 | SONY FS7

The Circle (Behind the Scenes)

Director: –
Cinematographer: Adi Geisegger
Shot On: ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 | SONY FS7

Through the Thick

Director: –
Cinematographer: Nino Leitner
Shot On: ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 | RED Dragon | SONY A7S | Phantom Flex 4K

Through the Thick” (Behind the Scenes)

Director: –
Cinematographer: Nino Leitner
Shot On: ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 | RED Dragon | SONY A7S | Phantom Flex 4K

Triton Blue – a short documentary of aircraft engineers

Director: Hiro Matsuzaki
Cinematographer: Hiro Matsuzaki
Shot On: ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 | Panasonic VariCam LT

Compact and lightweight design

The ZEISS LWZ.3 zoom lens is a robust and reliable featherweight in its class but nevertheless supporting you with superior performance at the same time. Whether you are shooting a short film, a soap opera, a feature film or a run-and-gun documentary - even in the most difficult conditions, the ZEISS LWZ.3 zoom lens is a trustworthy and powerful companion.

The look – made for professional cinema applications

An innovative and sophisticated lens design results in a tremendously lightweight lens, still accompanied by the outstanding optical performance you are familiar with using ZEISS lenses. Your shots will stand out with pin-sharp structures, vibrant colors and high contrast. Nicely shaped out-of-focus lights, a lovely bokeh and focus roll-off produce the desired cinematic look and feel of a scene. 

Freedom even under harsh shooting conditions

On a bustling set you will definitely appreciate the cine-style ergonomics of the ZEISS LWZ.3. A rugged, splash-proof housing gives you enough freedom even in ambitious shooting conditions – both indoors and outdoors. Each ZEISS LWZ.3 has individually calibrated, smooth, continuously precise sca. The robust gears and fixed gear positions allow you to easily attach follow focus or wireless lens control systems.

A future-proof investment thanks to interchangeable mounts

The ZEISS LWZ.3 is equipped with an easy-to-operate, interchangeable mount system. It enables you to switch quickly from a typical cine-style PL-mount to four other mounts (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, MFT)*. A truly great feature that promises a flexible and future-proof investment in today’s rapidly developing camera market.

One lens for all needs - a wide scope of usability

The focal length range between 21 and 100 mm supplies you with a wide scope of choosing the perfect angle and the ability of capturing a unique moment any second, without the time-consuming procedure of changing lenses. The shift of focus while zooming in and out, especially common with still photography zoom lenses, is no issue with the ZEISS LWZ.3.

Technical Data

Focal length

21 - 100 mm (Parfocal Lens Design)

Aperture range

2.9 to 22

Lens elements | Groups

22 | 18  

Close Focus1

0.8 m | 2'8"

Rotation angle of focusing ring (∞ – MOD)

294°

Zoom rotation angle

100°

Aperture rotation angle

48°

Front diameter

114 mm | 4.49"

Length2

226 mm | 8.9"

Weight

2.0 kg | 4.4 lbs

Aperture blades

11

Coverage

ANSI Super 35 | 31.1 mm

Mounts

PL, EF, E, MFT, F

 

Super 353

Normal 354

APS-C5

MFT6

Horizontal Angle of View

61 - 14°

55 - 12°

56 - 13°

45 - 9°

Remarks:
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")
4) 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")
5) 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")
6) 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")

ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3

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