Now, this is what I’m talking about. Finally a Zeiss Zoom with Canon EF mount. This should make up a little for the 7D firmware French Update. The new LWZ.2 15.5mm-45mm T2.8 with cine gears is exactly what the HDSLR community has been waiting for. I guess Canon missed the boat on this one. No mention of price that I could find yet. Killer Glass for the DSLR’s. Less barrel distortion than still zooms.
▪ Three different mounts available ( (PL, EF and F mount)
▪ Compact, lightweight zoom ideal for Steadicam, handheld and remote work
▪ Super color matched with all ZEISS cine lenses
▪ Highest optical performance despite compact build
T* XP coating ensures flare resistance
Click Here To Read The Boring Press Release.
Zeiss Canon Mount Compact Prime.
In response to the demand for cinema style lenses for the new breed of DSLR’s, Zeiss is working on a prototype Canon mount Compact Prime Set. The Compact Primes are similar to the Zeiss ZE/ZF line of still photo lenses favored by film makers for their manual focus and image quality. The Zeiss Compact Primes are made in Germany with hand picked glass. Unlike the Zeiss ZE /ZF line which is made by Cosina of Japan. Zeiss is also working on a support mount for the new line of cinema lenses to work seamlessly with any Canon DSLR. The planned shipping date is May 2010. Vincent Laforet does a great job of breaking down the Zeiss Compact Primes on his blog. Check it out Here.