The ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses combine cinematic large-format coverage and high speed aperture in a small, lightweight lens. Their look is characterized by a gentle sharpness and a very smooth transition between the in-focus and out-of-focus areas. The Supreme Primes give the creator absolute control over the image by revealing subtle nuanced details in deep shadows and bright highlights.
- The Supreme Prime lenses are not replacements for the ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime or Ultra Prime lenses. Instead, they are full-frame lenses from ZEISS developed for the digital high-end cinematography market.
- Zeiss strives to have the most neutral color reproduction in the market. Therefore, the Supreme Prime lenses will be easy to combine with footage from the CZ.2 zoom lenses, MP or UP prime lenses.
- The Supreme Prime lenses are ideal for the ARRI Alexa LF, RED Monstro VV, Sony Venice, or the Canon C700 FF.
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Opening Up New Dimensions: ZEISS Supreme Prime Lenses
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 46.2 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.
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.
Cinematographer: Paul Cameron. Shot with ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses and SONY Venice
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.
Cinematographer: Akira Sako. Shot with ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses and SONY Venice
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. The ZEISS specific distortion and vignetting data makes shooting grids redundant and accelerates compositing and stitching in post-production.
Made in Germany, Used and Maintained Around the Globe
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.