An interview from the 2014 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Niki Mustain of Schneider Kreuznach. Schneider has been producing the highest quality optics on the market for over 100 years, offering solutions for large-format photography, photo enlarging, motion picture projection, optical filtration, and industrial applications. In this interview Niki talks with us about the newest additions to the Cine Xenar III & Xenon FF-Prime lens families.

New to the Schneider Kreuznach Cine-Xenar III line of lenses is the 14mm T2.2 which was designed for digital cinematography, and covers a Super 35mm frame. It is part of a range of available lenses that includes 18, 25, 35, 50, 75 and 95mm. This lens shares the same optical and mechanical characteristics as the other lenses in the set, making switching between lenses virtually seamless. These lenses feature a Telecentric imaging design, the same dimensions, and focus/iris gear positions. The focus ring rotates through 270°, and the lens family features an aperture range of T2.0 to 16. Each lens is optically coated to improve transmission and contrast, and features an 18-blade iris, for a natural and pleasing Bokeh.

Schneider Kreuznach Xenon FF Prime Lenses are purpose built for digital cinematography with today’s HDSLR and other cameras, the new Xenon full-frame lenses are designed for 4K resolution (4096 × 2304 pixels). They also elegantly cover the full 45mm image circle that’s usable on Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 cameras. The set currently includes 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm focal lengths. Each of these T2.1 primes is available in changeable Nikon F, Canon EOS or PL mounts. Additionally they are also introducing the T.24 18mm & 135mm which are expected by Early 2015.

For more information about these lenses please visit : www.SchneiderKreuznach.com

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