ZEISS Supreme Prime Lenses

Opening up new dimensions.

Consistency is one of the key elements offered by the ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses: that means consistent coverage, color rendering, aperture, size, weight and ergonomics. All the lenses across the family cover full frame and even bigger sensors with an image circle of 46.3 mm. The Supreme Prime lenses are color matched across the full range and most feature a fast T-stop of T1.5.

The small front diameter of 95 mm on almost all lenses and standardized positioning of the focus and iris rings across the whole family facilitate fast and easy equipment changeout. The compact and lightweight design means you enjoy easy and comfortable handling. The ultra-smooth focus rotation of the Supreme Prime lenses even in extreme temperatures allows for small motors to make sure you have an easy setup that’s enjoyable to work with.

Hometown Deja Vu

Director: Peter Pau
Cinematographer: Peter Pau
Shot On: ZEISS Supreme Prime Lenses | RED Monstro VV

Passing

Director: Aisha Schliessler
Cinematographer: Jon Joffin, ASC
Shot On: ZEISS Supreme Prime Lenses | Sony Venice | Phantom 4K | RED Monstro VV

Ties

Director: Laura Stabilini
Cinematographer: Paul Cameron, ASC
Shot On: ZEISS Supreme Prime Lenses | Sony Venice

Tsunageru

Director: Akira Sako
Cinematographer: Akira Sako, JSC
Shot On: ZEISS Supreme Prime Lenses | Sony Venice

Weekend Dads

Director: Jeannie Roshar
Cinematographer: Laura Merians
Shot On: ZEISS Supreme Prime Lenses | ARRI Alexa LF

El Viaje

Director: Serge Saldívar
Cinematographer: Serguei Saldivar, AMC
Shot On: ZEISS Supreme Prime Lenses | RED Monstro VV

Cinematic large-format coverage and high speed

The ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses are designed for cinematic large-format sensor coverage, making them the ideal choice for current and future camera systems. At T1.5 the ZEISS Supreme Primes demonstrate their unsurpassed craftsmanship in tricky low-light environments.

Aesthetic focus fall-off and elegant bokeh

A very smooth transition between in-focus and out of focus areas characterize the unique look of the ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses. This adds richer texture and greater depth to the image.

A versatile look and gentle sharpness

The ZEISS Supreme Primes possess a look, which ensures freedom in creating the look you want to achieve. Especially when capturing crucial textures such as skin tones, the unique quality of the ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses is a gentle sharpness that renders a crisp but organic look.

Efficiency and reliability throughout the entire production

The unique ZEISS eXtended Data technology offers lens metadata critical for VFX-intensive productions and workflows on set. The frame accurate information about focal length, focusing distance, T-stop and depth-of-field enables the camera assistant to work more precisely and eliminates guesswork for the DIT. 

A versatile look and gentle sharpness

ZEISS Cinematography lenses are designed and manufactured at ZEISS headquarters in Oberkochen, Germany. The lenses are assembled manually and engraved with individually calibrated scales. Serviceability is a top priority starting in the initial stages of the development process. ZEISS has built up a global service network in the recent years with authorized service stations offering service according to factory standards in the US, Europe and Asia.

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

  Release Aperture Close Focus1 Length2 Front diameter Weight Horizontal Angle of View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Frame 3

Super 35 4

Supreme Prime
15 mm T1.8

2020

T1.8 to T22

tbd

tbd

114 mm | 4.5‘‘

tbd

tbd

tbd

Supreme Prime
18 mm T1.5

2020

T1.5 to T22

tbd

163 mm | 6.4‘‘

114 mm | 4.5‘‘

tbd

tbd

tbd

Supreme Prime
21 mm T1.5

Shipping

T1.5 to T22

0.35 m | 13.7‘‘

120 mm  | 4.7‘‘

95 mm | 3.7

1.61 kg | 3.55 lbs

79.5°

59.8°

Supreme Prime
25 mm T1.5

Shipping

T1.5 to T22

0.26 m | 10‘‘

119 mm | 4.7‘‘

95 mm | 3.7

1.42 kg | 3.13 lbs

70.8°

52.3°

Supreme Prime
29 mm T1.5

Shipping

T1.5 to T22

0.33 m | 13‘‘

121 mm | 4.8‘‘

95 mm | 3.7

1.61 kg | 3.55 lbs

64°

46.8°

Supreme Prime
35 mm T1.5

Shipping

T1.5 to T22

0.32 m | 13‘‘

119 mm | 4.7‘‘

95 mm | 3.7‘‘

1.40 kg | 3.09 lbs

55°

39.6°

Supreme Prime
50 mm T1.5

Shipping

T1.5 to T22

0.45 m | 18‘‘

119 mm | 4.7‘‘

95 mm | 3.7‘‘

1.22 kg | 2.69 lbs

39°

27.5°

Supreme Prime
65 mm T1.5

Shipping

T1.5 to T22

0.6 m | 2‘

121 mm | 4.8‘‘

95 mm | 3.7‘‘

1.63 kg | 3.59 lbs

30.5°

21.3°

Supreme Prime
85 mm T1.5

Shipping

T1.5 to T22

0.84 m | 2‘9‘‘

119 mm | 4.7‘‘

95 mm | 3.7‘‘

1.42 kg | 3.13 lbs

24°

16.7°

Supreme Prime
100 mm T1.5

Shipping

T1.5 to T22

1.1 m | 3‘9‘‘

119 mm | 4.7‘‘

95 mm | 3.7‘‘

1.7 kg | 3.74 lbs

20.4°

14.2°

Supreme Prime
135 mm T1.5

Shipping

T1.5 to T22

1.35 m | 4‘5‘‘

146 mm | 5.7’’

114 mm | 4.5‘‘

2.27 kg | 5.00 lbs

15.6°

10.9°

Supreme Prime
150 mm T1.8

Q4
2019

T1.8 to T22

1.5 m | 4’11

146 mm | 5.7’’

114 mm | 4.5‘‘

2.27 kg | 5.00 lbs

13.7°

9.5°

Supreme Prime
200 mm T2.2

2020

T2.2 to T22

2 m | 6‘7‘‘

183 mm | 7.2’’

114 mm | 4.5‘‘

tbd

6.28°

4.76°

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 ANSI Super 35 Silent camera (aspect ratio 1:1.33, dimensions 24.9 mm x 18.7 mm / 0.98“ x 0.74“)

ZEISS Supreme Prime & Supreme Prime Radiance Lenses

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ZEISS Supreme Prime Lenses

Depth of Field Tables

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Scale Change Instructions

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