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Because they are purpose built for digital cinematography with today’s HDSLR and other cameras, the new Xenon full-frame lenses are designed for 4K resolution (4096 × 2304 pixels). They elegantly cover the full 45mm image circle that’s usable on Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 cameras.
The FF-Primes share the same external dimensions and weigh just 2.6 lbs. except for the 100mm which is 3.1 lbs. The all new optical and mechanical design offers outstanding operation and performance as well as rugged reliability. The circular 14-blade aperture is specially engineered for a smooth and consistent bokeh. The precision constant volume focusing design ensures that breathing is minimized. And with a 300-degree barrel rotation, the manual focus markings offer dead-on accuracy and repeatability. Additionally all lenses are color-matched for consistency.
Engineered for compatibility with industry standard cine-style accessories like follow focus rigs and matteboxes, the Xenon FF-Primes feature identical external dimensions and positioning of focus and gear rings in each focal length. Operators will appreciate using the oversized focus and distance scales that are readable on both sides of the lens. To accommodate filters and other accessories, each lens has a 100mm front diameter and a standard 95mm thread.
Purpose Built for Today’s Full Frame Sensor Cameras Designed especially for digital cinematography with today’s HDSLR and other cameras, the new Xenon full-frame lenses are the fi rst fully professional, affordable primes that are optimized for 4K sensors and greater and deliver outstanding results under 4K as well. They elegantly cover the full 43.3 mm image circle that’s usable on Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 cameras. With an all-new optical and mechanical design that combines leading edge technology, combined with time-honored expertise, FF-Primes facilitate outstanding images tailored to top digital cinematography cameras today and beyond.
Uniform Size, Weight and Balance Except for their bold focal length markings, each FF-Prime in the set looks the same. They share the same external dimensions, gear location, and similar weights. The only exception is the new 135 mm T2.1 that is 10 mm longer but is identical in all other respects. The uniform size and gear positions assure easy compatibility with existing cameras and accessories.
Quick Change Artist Focus and iris gearing is uniformly positioned from lens to lens so that follow focus mechanisms, motors, and other accessories needn’t be painstakingly repositioned each time a lens is changed – a real time-saver. And to accommodate standard fi lters and other accessories, each FF-Prime lens has a 100 mm front diameter with standard 95 mm thread (only 18 mm has no thread).
Cam Driven Constant Volume Focus Incorporating the most up-to-date optical and mechanical design features, the FF-Primes utilize a cam driven focus instead of the helical thread commonly found on photo-based lenses. The cam permits more evenly spaced focus marks so focus is easier and more intuitive. The relatively uniform weight of the lenses greatly simplifi es setting counterbalance on both tripod heads and specialty camera support equipment like Steadicam and MoVI stabilizers. Cam driven focus and precisely calibrated focus scales provide accuracy and repeatability you can rely on.
Accurate and Visible Markings FF-Primes feature oversized, bright and clean, easy-to-read focus and iris marks on both sides of the lens so they can easily read regardless of where the Assistant is positioned. The distinctive focal length numerals are bold and san serif – for quick viewing in any light. With a 300° barrel rotation, the manual focus markings support precise accuracy and dead-on repeatability.
Color Matching Throughout the Line Costly color correction is minimized when the image is acquired through a Schneider-Kreuznach prime. Each Xenon is color matched to the others in the set thanks to Schneider-Kreuznach’s expert optical engineering and proprietary lens coatings.
Proprietary 14-Blade Iris on Every Lens Fourteen identical precision honed blades form the meticulously precise circular aperture that lets the light into each FF-Prime. Every T stop on every lens in the family provides a pleasing and consistent bokeh that rivals the finest film lenses.
Flare Optimization and “Film Look” Engineering a lens from the ground up is a delicate balance of mechanics, glass and coatings. Schneider-Kreuznach’s outstanding engineers have specified and selected the finest glass and applied propriety anti-reflection coatings to suppress unwanted flare. Most cinematographers agree that FF-Primes have a pleasing “film look” and the near telecentric design minimizes breathing while pulling focus.
Mount Versatility Xenon FF-Prime Lenses are available in Canon EF-, Nikon F-, and PL-mounts. For those who work with different cameras, Schneider-Kreuznach offers interchangeable bayonet mount kits that may be readily installed by a competent lens technician.
Robust and Reliable, Guaranteed Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Primes are built for action. With 100 years in the photography field Schneider-Kreuznach understands the rigors of life on the set. So FF-Primes are built to move with you through repeated focus and iris changes. The lens’ mechanics are built to stand up through the shoot and over the years.
Protection in Case Schneider-Kreuznach offers a choice of transport solutions for the Xenon FF-Primes. Made of rock solid hard composite material, the Schneider-Kreuznach wheeled hard case features high-density foam cutouts for 4 lenses and rubberized textured handgrips to facilitate handling. Or users may prefer the individual pouches that each holds a single lens. Offering dense foam padded sides and floor, each durable fabric covered pouch zips up to secure contents within, and features a convenient carrying. Features
• Covers full frame sensors 36 x 24 mm • Designed for 4K res • Lightweight • Standard lens accessory ready • Uniform dimensions throughout the set • Interchangeable Canon EF-, Nikon F or PL-mounts • Uniform dimensions • Color matched • Minimized Breathing • Flare optimization & film look • 14 iris blades on each lens for an outstanding bokeh • Easy to view lens markings • Calibrated focus scales for reliable adjustment & shot repeatability • 95 mm filter thread
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