Monday, April 9, 2012

Latest Carl Zeiss Prime Lens Unveiled Recently

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The Compact Prime Lens lineup of Carl Zeiss saw the addition of a new ultra-wide and tele-lens recently. The latest addition to the Carl Zeiss prime lens lineup were a 15mm and a 135mm Prime lenses, which can reportedly be used for video, cine and DSLR cameras.

The new Carl Zeiss prime lenses will be available for video and DSLR users by the fourth quarter of the year. Owners of Nikon and Canon DSLRs can use the lenses using an adapter even as it features the PL-mount, which is widely used in the movie industry, as well as the Micro Four Third cameras of Panasonic and Olympus.

The same Carl Zeiss prime lenses can also be used on the E-mount of the Sony NEX cameras.

The Carl Zeiss Prime Lens lineup highlights the meeting point for the video and photography markets, which was led by the release of the Canon 5D Mark II DSLR a couple of years ago. The Canon DSLR pioneered the use of DSLRs for video recording aside from the basic still photography applications.

The latest Canon 5D Mark II will continue the trend even as it offers better shooting capabilities in low-light situations which facilitates shooting in such situations instead of waiting for better lighting. The upcoming Nikon D800 offers better video features compared to the Canon DSLR as it provides high-quality HDMI output.

The CP.2 15/T2.9 compact Carl Zeiss Prime Lens weighs around 900 grams while the CP.2 135/T2.1 weighs around 1.6 kilograms. The two compact Carl Zeiss Prime Lenses are expected to be released by the fourth quarter at a price tag of $5,700.

The compact Carl Zeiss Prime Lenses were unveiled by Carl Zeiss during the National Association of Broadcasters event that was held in Las Vegas.

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