I came up through the ranks as a camera assistant, so Zeiss glass was very familiar to me. When the Canon 5D MK II finally came out. I naturally looked for some good used Zeiss lenses. www.keh.com has a great selection. The Zeiss ZF Nikon mount glass was out but they were just beginning to release the Canon EF mount lenses. The Zeiss ZE’s. I always knew about the coating but never knew what the T* (Pronounced T-Star) meant. Cinema5D cameraman Chris Collins got the chance to ask Zeiss Rep Richard Schleuning what that little T* symbol on the front of the lens meant. The formula dates back to 1935. Richard does a great job of describing the anti-reflective coating and how it works for cinema.
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
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