An interview from the 2018 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Seth Emmons of Leitz. Originally started as CW Sonderoptic nearly a decade ago, their cine lens development has revolutionized the field of cinematography by introducing the famous Leica look of photography lenses to the cinema world. Leitz Cine Wetzlar carries on the legacy started by CW Sonderoptic as production begins at its all new factory.

Best known for their prime lenses, SUMMILUX-C, SUMMICRON-C, M 0.8, and THALIA, the company Leitz, formerly known as CW Sonderoptic, is expanding into new territory with a new family of next-generation optics.

Leitz’s first preview is a set of 12 prime lenses scheduled for delivery in early 2020. Developed for full frame/VistaVision formats, the set ranges from 18 mm to 180 mm and features a T1.8 aperture.

The second preview from Leitz is a new class of zoom lenses slated for delivery in late 2019. The zooms are also designed for full frame/VistaVision coverage. The wider zoom is 25-75 mm and the longer one is 55 mm-125 mm. Both feature a consistent T2.8 aperture with no ramping throughout the range. The new lenses represent Leitz’s commitment to artistry and craftsmanship with expanded coverage for larger formats.

These products represent the beginning of a new age of lens design and craftsmanship – The Age of Leitz.

For more information please visit: www.Leitz-Cine.com

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