Four new lenses have been added to the ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance family. The 18 and 135 millimeter focal lengths expand the existing spectrum in the telephoto and wide-angle ranges, while the new 40 and 65 millimeter lenses strengthen the standard range. The series now comprises eleven focal lengths, all of which feature a maximum aperture of T1.5 and high speed.
New additions ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance - 18mm, 40mm, 65mm, 135m.
However, their main feature -- as well as the difference from the ZEISS Supreme Prime series without Radiance -- is the special look designed for flares, achieved consistently across all focal lengths and without loss of contrast using a newly developed T* blue coating.
Like the Supreme Prime lenses, the Radiance lenses cover current large-format cine sensors with an image circle diameter of 46.3 millimeters and are compatible with current camera models, such as the Sony Venice, ARRI Alexa LF and Mini LF, and RED Monstro. With a front diameter of 95 millimeters with consistent position of focus and iris rings, they allow smooth and reliable focusing. The average weight of the ruggedly built lenses is approximately 1,600 grams.
The lenses are equipped with ZEISS eXtended Data metadata technology, which was introduced in 2017: in addition to Cooke /i technology data, they also record data on vignetting and distortion of the lens with frame accuracy. This simplifies and accelerates workflows, especially for VFX and Virtual Production.
The ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance lenses are available as a set, with shipments scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2021. Prices are not disclosed.