CINE-XENAR III – SCHNEIDER KREUZNACH expands its prime lens range
Bad Kreuznach, 13.09.2013
At the International Broadcast Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam, Schneider-Kreuznach will be launching the 14mm version of the CINEXENAR III. This new lens extends the range of its ultra-wide-angle series and will be available from the fourth quarter of 2013.
The CINE-XENAR III series now comes in seven fixed-focal lengths:
T2.2/14mm, T2.2/18mm, T2.2/25mm, T2.1/35mm, T2.0/50mm,
T2.0/75mm and T2.0/95mm. All of the lenses stand out for their telecentric
design, user-friendly focus with highly legible inscriptions and precise
setting mechanisms. Because all of the lenses have the same dimensions
and identically positioned setting elements, they are easily
interchangeable. The modular design also makes the lenses particularly
easy to service.
“The 14mm lens of the CINE-XENAR III series is ideal for landscape
images or architectural shots taken from a short distance”, says Dr. Horst
Linge, product development director in Göttingen. Like the other lenses in
the series, the 14mm version also impresses with its negligible
“breathing”, distortion and vignetting yet very natural “bokeh”. Because
they come with a PL mount, the lenses can be used on professional
cameras such as RED ONE, ARRI Alexa, the Canon C series, the Sony F
series and comparable models of other brands. An interchangeable
camera bayonet also enables them to be used with semi-professional
digital SLR cameras like the Canon EOS 7D.