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Zeiss Unveils New Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3: Flexibility In Function & Figure

Zeiss Unveils New Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3: Flexibility In Function & Figure

Zeiss’ new Super 35 Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T offers an expansive focal length of 21 to 100mm and a competitive price for a lens, offering a unique combo to empower a variety of different productions.


Shot on ZEISS LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-T3.9

 

The LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 is compatible with all camera formats due to the Zeiss Interchangeable Mount System, and can be a lifesaver for shoots on a budget or that require different lenses of varying focal lengths. As Christophe Casenave, product manager from ZEISS Camera Lenses explains “With a focal length of 21 to 100 millimeters, the new ZEISS LWZ.3 covers a range for which cameramen had to use up to six fixed focal lengths until now. This flexibility delivers a clear price and time advantage as it is no longer necessary to change focal lengths.”

 

Some of the LWZ.3’s other features include:

  • Ergonomic, 2 kilo (4.4 llbs) design
  • Quality bokeh, highlights and contrast comparable to higher priced lenses
  • Calibrated scales
  • Consistent imaging quality across the entire image field
  • No vignetting
  • ZEISS T*® anti reflective coating

 

The LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-T3.9 lens will be available in January 2017 for $9,900. You can find out more about Zeiss’ new LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-T3.9 in the press release below. You can also learn more at Lenspire.zeiss.com as well as www.Zeiss.com

Universal zoom for professional film productions

The new ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T* is a convincing choice due to its compact design and light weight

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 01/09/2016.

With the new ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T* (ZEISS LWZ.3), the optics company is launching a zoom lens for the Super 35 format that can be used for a wide usage spectrum thanks to its light weight of only two kilos. The ZEISS LWZ.3’s optical qualities, long focus rotation angle for precise focusing, and the high quality of the materials used in its construction make it the ideal lens for sophisticated film shoots for many different application scenarios. The new zoom lens is compatible with all common film cameras, and will be available starting January 2017.

One lens instead of six

“With a focal length of 21 to 100 millimeters, the new ZEISS LWZ.3 covers a range for which cameramen had to use up to six fixed focal lengths until now. This flexibility delivers a clear price and time advantage as it is no longer necessary to change focal lengths,” said Christophe Casenave, product manager from ZEISS Camera Lenses. As a result, the zoom lens is well suited for budget-sensitive film projects.

Long-term investment

“Because of its modern optical design in a compact and high-quality housing, the ZEISS LWZ.3 is a long-term investment, especially for smaller productions,” added Casenave. Moreover, the ZEISS LWZ.3 is equipped with the well-known exchangeable mount – the so-called Interchangeable Mount System – with five different mounts for all current camera systems. Casenave also notes that the lens is characterized by its ergonomics, which allow high-quality films to be shot even in difficult situations. Such tricky situations can occur due to high time pressure, cramped space conditions on the set – where changing a lens is difficult to do – or low budgets. “The bokeh, highlights and contrast offer a look that you could otherwise only get with more expensive cine lenses,” said Casenave. Other technical quality features of the ZEISS LWZ.3, in his view, include its calibrated scales, consistent imaging quality across the entire image field, no vignetting, and the efficient reduction of reflections through the well-known ZEISS T*® anti reflective coating.

Price and availability

The ZEISS LWZ.3 will be available from the end of January 2017 at a retail sales price of EUR 9,900 (including 19 % German VAT), or USD 9,900.

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