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18mm, 35mm, 50mm and 75mm T2.1 Schneider Kreuznach video lenses
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    New SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH DSLR Full-frame Lenses for Film-makers and cinematoghraphers

    KREUZNACH, 02 April 2013 Schneider-Kreuznach has launched a completely new series of full-frame lenses, the “Xenon full-frame primes” . They have been especially developed for DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors for video shooting and can also be used with professional cine cameras. The new lenses will be available from the second half of 2013.

    The series initially comprises three fixed focal lengths: T2.1/35mm, T2.1/50mm and T2.1/75mm. All lenses are suitable not only for Nikon and Canon DSLR full-format cameras with corresponding F or EOS bayonet mounts, but also professional film cameras with a PL mount. The product series will soon be expanded with wide angle and telephoto focal lengths.

    “This series of prime lenses has been especially designed for full-frame sensors and meets users’ exceptionally high demands in terms of optical performance and ease of use,” says Daniela Kesselem, product manager at Schneider-Kreuznach. The lenses are color matched. Whether for commercials feature films, Xenon full-frame prime lenses provide film makers with optimum performance and reliability in all situations.

    The full-frame lenses are designed for 4K resolution (4096 × 2304 pixels). They can be used with standard professional cine accessories like rigs, follow focus or matte boxes. Special features required for filming such as minimized breathing, a harmonious bokeh or reduced stray light have been optimized in the Xenon full-frame prime lenses.

    Further product features of all Xenon full-frame prime lenses include:

    • A maximum aperture of T2.1 as well as identical external dimensions and positioning of the controls in all models
    • A circular aperture with 14 blades to ensure a harmonious bokeh
    • Robust cine-style lens mechanics
    • Manual, precise and reproducible focus settings with a 300° angle of rotation
    • Larger focus and distance scales for easier focusing even with greater distances, readable on both sides
    • M95 filter thread
    • Exchangeable bayonet interface

    For more information, see http://www.schneiderkreuznach.com.

    Expected - second half of 2013

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  • It looks like they followed Samyang and Canon and simply put Cine housings on existing stills lenses. Their stills lenses are in the 3k$ to 4k$ range as it is already.. I doubt these would be cheaper than that.

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    25mm and 100mm will ship in 2014 according to info from IBC.

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  • They'll be getting competition soon from Rokinon/Xeen!

  • I've used them on the Sony a7S + Shogun 4K and I have to say that I simply love them! So much better to use than the Rokinons that I have, and the ultra buttery bokeh! Everything about this lens screams craftsmanship.

  • These lenses look great.

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    Schneider 18mm Xenon Full Frame Lens Launches

    Schneider Kreuznach, a world leader in high performance lenses is pleased to announce the 18mm Xenon Full Frame Prime lens is available to preorder.

    Adding to the current Full Frame Prime line up, the 18mm is available in feet and metre scales, and in Canon EF/Nikon/PL/Sony E Mount fittings. Weighing 1530g, the 18mm lens is the fastest in the market at T2.4 with a close focus of 0.4m. It is identical in size to the rest of the Full Frame Prime lens range, which allows for quick swapping of the lenses with no adjustment to the rig.

    As with the rest of the Xenon Full Frame Prime lens range, the 18mm features an optical and mechanical design that offers reliability and outstanding operation. Each T stop on the lens provides a smooth and consistent bokeh due the to the circular 14 blade aperture. The consistent sizes and gear locations across the range ensure easy compatibility with existing cameras and accessories.

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  • Xenon Cine-Tilt 35mm Lens

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    PR

    To enhance today’s dynamic cinematography, Schneider-Kreuznach introduces Xenon FF-Prime Cine-Tilt lenses. This groundbreaking new version combines similar form-factor and capabilities of the company’s popular Full-Frame Primes with added tilt function up to ±4°. By sustaining the field of view during focus and tilt actions, the new Cine-Tilt design makes possible previously unimaginable images from the freely moving and tilting focus planes.

    The new lenses offer the potential to utilize out-of-focus areas in the frame, especially when tilt is used with large apertures. A 4° tilt angle at the sensor plane corresponds to an 80° focal plane, which varies according to the focal length and aperture setting selected.

    Like Schneider’s standard Xenon FF-Primes, the new version answers today’s practical needs yielding full-frame imagery, beyond 4K, in a lightweight and compact, uniform dimension package. The color-matched lenses feature minimized breathing and a bokeh reminiscent of classic Hollywood. Designed and built in Germany, the new design provides sophisticated mechanics for smooth and accurate tilt action. The lens’ tilt is controlled via a high precision ring with 120° rotation that is as intuitive to operate as pulling focus. Due to the common 0.8 module gear, the Cine-Tilt is usable with standard follow-focus systems.

    Cine-Tilt lenses offer the multifold benefits of standard Xenon FF-Primes plus tilt functionality, so there’s is no need to swap out lenses during a shot. With the tilt set at 0° the Cine-Tilt lenses provide identical images as the standard FF-Primes. The consistent set comprises focal lengths of 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm – all at T2.1.

    Cine-Tilt FF-Primes will be available this spring individually or as a set, in Sony E-Mount.

    For information outside the US contact KasperJ@schneiderkreuznach.com, or visit http://www.schneiderkreuznach.com .

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