SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH presents Full-Frame-Primes on IBC

Bad Kreuznach, 13.09.2013

Schneider-Kreuznach presents its new range of Xenon full-frame primes at the International Broadcast Conference (IBC). The lenses have been developed especially for DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors for video shooting and can also be used with professional cine cameras.

Xenon 100 FF Prime

The full-frame lens series comprises five fixed focal lengths: T2.1/35mm,
T2.1/50mm and T2.1/75mm will be available from the second half of 2013,
while a T2.1/25mm wide angle and a T2.1/100mm telephoto lens are due
to hit the shops in early 2014. The series will soon be expanded with a
macro lens and further focal lengths.

“This series of prime lenses has been especially designed for full-frame
sensors and meets users’ exceptionally high demands in terms of optical
performance and ease of use,” says Daniela Kesselem, product manager
at Schneider-Kreuznach. All lenses are suitable not only for Nikon and
Canon DSLR full-frame cameras with corresponding F or EF bayonet
mounts, but also professional film cameras with a PL-mount. All of the
lenses in the series are color-matched. Whether for commercials or
feature films, Xenon full-frame primes provide film makers with optimum
performance and reliability in all situations.

The full-frame lenses are designed for 4K resolution (4096 × 2304 pixels).
They can be used with standard professional cine accessories like rigs,
follow focus or matte boxes. Special features required for filming such as
minimized breathing, a harmonious bokeh or reduced stray light have
been optimized in the Xenon full-frame primes.

Further product features of all Xenon full-frame prime lenses include:

  • A standard aperture of T2.1 as well as identical external dimensions
    and positioning of the controls in all lenses.
  • A circular aperture with 14 blades to ensure a harmonious bokeh.
  • Robust cine-style lens mechanics
  • Manual, precise and reproducible focus settings with a 300° angle
    of rotation
  • Larger focus and distance scales for easier focusing even with
    greater distances, readable on both sides
  • M95 filter thread
  • Exchangeable bayonet interface


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