Schneider-Kreuznach focuses on high-quality lenses and filters for cinematography
Bad Kreuznach, 15.09.2014
Schneider-Kreuznach offers a wide range of products for professional and ambitious digital cinematography with two special lens families along with the corresponding filters. Xenon FF Prime lenses have been developed especially for DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors for shooting videos.
Schneider-Kreuznach offers a wide range of products for professional and ambitious digital cinematography with two special lens families along with the corresponding filters. Xenon FF Prime lenses have been developed especially for DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors for shooting videos. They meet professional standards and are designed for 4k full-frame cameras. They are available with focal lengths of T2.1/25mm, T2.1/35mm, T2.1/50mm, T2.1/75mm and T2.1/100mm. More lenses with focal lengths T2.4/18mm and T2.1/135mm will be added soon. Thanks to exchangeable camera mounts they can be used with different cameras, such as Canon, Nikon or professional cameras with a PL mount, ensuring a high degree of flexibility for future applications. Xenon FF Primes form a homogeneous set. They are easy and reliable to handle during filming as they all feature identical external dimensions and positioning of the gear rings for aperture and focus for each focal length. This means that the focal length can be changed quickly on set without having to reposition the accessories. As focusing follows the same principle as for all cine lenses, it can be adjusted simply and safely while ensuring repeatability, even at longer lengths. The lenses are color matched to ensure homogeneous color characteristics, thus reducing time-consuming corrections during postproduction.
Schneider-Kreuznach offers broad expertise in the area of cinematography with its MPTV product range Cine-Xenar III for cinema and TV producers. These cine lenses feature an outstanding optical quality, very low distortion, virtually no breathing and an excellent bokeh. This provides the typical film-look over the whole range of the focal lengths.
As a filter expert for photography and cinematography, Schneider-Kreuznach offers special filter systems for sophisticated filming. In the area of DSLR video technology, the new variable ND Vario with a 95 mm diameter satisfies special requirements, such as changing light conditions. The filters are protected with an MRC nano coating that makes the surface water-repellent. The high-quality MPTV filters are ideal for creative applications in TV and cinema productions. They are homogeneous across the entire filter surface and transmit light uniformly. The optical glass is cut and finely polished to ensure perfect flatness and plane parallelism. The purity and color saturation of the MPTV filters eliminates the need for time-consuming color correction during postproduction.