Schneider Optics Cine - Xenar III 18mm/T2.2 EF M

The CINE-XENAR III Wide Angle Lens is an 18mm built with a EF-mount and a focus scale in meters. This lens shares the same optical and mechanical characteristics as the other lenses in the set, making switching between lenses seamless.

These lenses feature a Telecentric imaging design, the same dimensions, and focus/iris gear positions. The focus ring rotates through 270°, and this lens features an aperture range of T2.2 to 16. Each lens is optically coated to improve transmission and contrast, and features an 18-blade iris, for a natural and pleasing Bokeh. This lens features a EF mount with a focus scale in meters.



  • EF mount for digital and 35mm film cameras
  • PL mount available
  • 31.5mm image circle for coverage of 2K/4K/5K Cinema, and Canon 7D
  • Telecentric optical design for better performance with digital cameras
  • Ultra Close Focus (UCF) down to 25cm/11” from sensor plane
  • Virtually no breathing
  • All lenses are color matched
  • Flare suppression through internal light traps and Schneider-Kreuznach High Performance coating
  • Easily interchangeable calibrated focus scales (feet/meter)
  • 100mm x 0.75 filter thread
  • 104mm outside diameter
  • Low distortion
  • Iris with up to 18 blades for an exceptional bokeh effect
  • Protective lens coating against dust and humidity
  • More Information
    Model CX-1072712
    In Depth
    Lens Mount EF-mount
    Focal Length 18 mm
    Aperture T2.2 to 16
    Close Focus 11" (0.26 m)
    Horizontal Angle of View ANSI Super 35: 69.7º
    DIN Super 35: 67.7º
    Normal 35: 63.2º
    Image Circle: 1.24" (31.5 mm)
    Lens Gears Focus: 0.8 pitch, 123 tooth
    Iris: 0.8 pitch, 118 tooth
    Total Length 7.1" (180.34 mm)
    Front Lens Diameter 4.1" (104 mm)
    Filter Thread M100 x 0.75
    Weight 4.54 lb (2.06 kg)
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