Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime Lenses
April 24, 2013
SANTA MONICA, CALIF.—Schneider Optics
has added a new family of prime lenses designed and built for digital
cinematography with full-frame sensor HDSLR and other professional cameras.
The first focal
lengths being introduced in the Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime series are
35mm T2.1, 50mm T2.1 and 75mm T2.1. They are available in Nikon F, Canon EOS or
PL mounts. Additional wide angle and telephoto lenses will be added soon.
full-frame lenses are designed for 4K resolution (4096 × 2304 pixels) and cover
the 45mm image circle usable on Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 cameras.
3.3-pound lens offers optical and mechanical design for optimized operation,
performance and reliability. The circular 14-blade aperture is engineered for a
smooth and consistent bokeh. The precision constant volume focusing design
ensures that breathing is minimized, and with a 300-degree barrel rotation, the
manual focus markings offer accuracy and repeatability. The lenses are also
color-matched for consistency.
compatibility with industry standard cine-style accessories, the Xenon
FF-Primes feature identical external dimensions and positioning of focus and
gear rings in each focal length. The oversized focus and distance scales are
readable on both sides of the lens. To accommodate filters and other
accessories, each lens has a 100mm front diameter and a standard 95mm thread.