Oberkochen/Germany | 30 April 2019 | ZEISS Consumer Products
With the release of the ZEISS Ventum 2.8/21, ZEISS presents a particularly lightweight wide-angle lens that enables long-range shots that are rich in detail. The focus is on the use of drones. “To enable more efficient workflows for industrial customers, the ZEISS Ventum 2.8/21 had to be compact and lightweight without compromising on quality,” says Michael Pollmann, product manager at ZEISS. “Thanks to its special design with a fixed focus, the ZEISS Ventum 2.8/21 weighs just half that of the comparable ZEISS Interlock Compact 2.8/21.” Thanks to its low weight, the drone consumes less energy and can remain airborne for longer.
The ZEISS Ventum 2.8/21 was designed for full-format cameras with E-mount and an image circle of up to 43 millimeters. Its fixed focus is set up to cover a maximum area of focus: at aperture F8, for instance, all objects between a distance of around three meters and infinity are reproduced in high definition. This allows the drone to fly at different heights without the pilot having to worry about readjusting the focus. “What’s more, the lens offers high levels of contrast, resolution and color fidelity across the entire imaging area,” says Pollmann. “This saves time in data acquisition and data processing, resulting in higher-quality images.” Furthermore, ghosts are minimized thanks to the ZEISS T* antireflective coating.
These properties make the ZEISS Ventum 2.8/21 suitable for a multitude of drone applications, but also for stationary applications outdoors: inspections and surveys, three-dimensional model creation, damage assessments, monitoring of events, and much more.
In an industrial setting, a lens must be able to withstand all weathers. “The whole design must therefore be dust- and weather-resistant,” says Pollmann. “The ZEISS Ventum 2.8/21 is protected against the finest dust and splashes. Even extreme temperatures and high humidity are no problem for this lens.”
The ZEISS Ventum 2.8/21 is available now. The recommended retail price is 1,500 euros (plus 19 percent sales tax). A list of distribution partners can be found on the ZEISS website; further technical data is available on request.
Further information is available at: www.zeiss.com/ventum
Product photos of the ZEISS Ventum 2.8/21 are available here.
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 5.8 billion euros in its four segments Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (status: 30 September 2018).
For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.
With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future far beyond the optics and optoelectronics industries. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.
With approximately 30,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 of its own sales and service companies, more than 30 production sites and around 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.
Further information at www.zeiss.com
ZEISS Consumer Products combines the company's business with camera and cine lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes and hunting optics. The unit is represented at sites in Oberkochen and Wetzlar. ZEISS Consumer Products is allocated to the Consumer Markets segment.