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An interview from the 2022 Cine Gear Atlanta Expo with Snehal Patel of ZEISS. Whether you are shooting a commercial where exquisite color rendition and high contrast is important, or a tense, dramatic sequence in low light situations for a feature film, ZEISS cinematography lenses offer you the performance you need to get the scene right. With a wide range of focal lengths in twelve different lens families each tailored for your needs, ZEISS cinematography lenses give you always the best quality to make your project stand out.

Earlier this year ZEISS introduced the Supreme Prime 15mm T1.8 to complete the successful Supreme Prime lens set, renowned for outstanding quality, light weight, and cinematic look. The 14-piece cine lens series ranges from 15 to 200mm with maximum apertures of T1.5 to T2.2. ZEISS covers a full range of focal lengths in demand by cinematographers from around the world. The new 15mm lens rounds out the lineup providing an extremely wide-angle view and a maximum aperture of T1.8. “This 15mm lens is the final piece of the puzzle that many cinematographers have been waiting for,” reports Christophe Casenave, responsible for cinematography products at ZEISS.

The ZEISS Supreme Primes cover a wide range of camera sensors. Thanks to their broad compatibility with current camera models, such as the Sony Venice 2, the ARRI Alexa Mini LF and the RED Monstro, and their high-quality workmanship and rugged design, Supreme Primes can be used in a wide variety of situations. Snehal Patel, Head of Cinema Sales, Americas, says, “The new Supreme Prime 15mm is a long awaited addition to the Supreme Prime line of lenses. It offers cinematographers a nice look, with pleasing characteristics and a wide choice of magnifications, which can be used on either Super35 or Full Frame formats.”

ZEISS Supreme Prime lens set
The cinematic look provided by the lens family, which features a subtle and gradual focus fall-off and a consistently warm and soft bokeh, comes into its own when used for feature film and high-end episodic production. For example, directors of photography (DOP) Armin Franzen and David Higgs, BSC, relied on the ZEISS Supreme Prime lens family for the upcoming 3rd season of the Sky series “Das Boot”. Supreme Primes were also used to shoot the science fiction adventure “The Adam Project” (DP Tobias Schliessler, ASC) and the sequel “Knives Out 2” (DP Steve Yedlin, ASC) – both Netflix productions.

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