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MFG# 2177925
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Zeiss CP.3 35mm T2.1 Compact Prime Lens (Canon EF Mount, Feet) offers the perfect combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit the clean, crisp characteristics ZEISS is known for, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage.

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Zeiss CP.3 21mm T2.9 Compact Prime Lens (Canon EF Mount, Feet) offers the perfect combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit the clean, crisp characteristics ZEISS is known for, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage.

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Zeiss CP.3 50mm T2.1 Compact Prime Lens (Canon EF Mount, Feet) offers the perfect combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit the clean, crisp characteristics ZEISS is known for, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage.

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MFG# 2177317
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Zeiss CP.3 50mm T2.1 Compact Prime Lens (PL Mount, Feet) offers the perfect combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit the clean, crisp characteristics ZEISS is known for, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage.

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MFG# 2177924
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MFG# 693967
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The Sigma 50-100mm T2 Cine Lens for Sony is capable of keeping a constant aperture of T2 across their full focal ranges. The lens body is completely mechanical metal bodies for Sigma. The weatherproof lens, for Sony E Mount cameras, is cine zooms ready for 6K and 8K high-resolution cinema. The Sigma 50-100mm T2 E-Mount...
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MFG# 693966
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The Sigma 50-100mm T2 Cine Lens for Canon is capable of keeping a constant aperture of T2 across their full focal ranges. The lens body is completely mechanical metal bodies for Sigma. The weatherproof lens, for Canon EF Mount cameras, is cine zooms ready for 6K and 8K high-resolution cinema. The Sigma 50-100mm...
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MFG# 210967
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The High Speed Zoom Sigma 18-35mm T2 Cine Lens for Sony offers a constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range, and their outstanding optical performance makes them fully ready for high-resolution shooting in 6K-8K. While offering the highest image quality in their class, these zoom lenses are compact...
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MFG# 210966
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The High Speed Zoom Sigma 18-35mm T2 Cine Lens for Canon offers a constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range, and their outstanding optical performance makes them fully ready for high-resolution shooting in 6K-8K. While offering the highest image quality in their class, these zoom lenses are...
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MFG# 321967
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The Sigma 85mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for Sony E Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime...
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MFG# 321966
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The Sigma 85mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for Canon EF Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime...
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MFG# 311966
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The Sigma 50mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for Canon EF Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime...
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MFG# 311968
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The Sigma 50mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for PL Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime sets...
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MFG# 311967
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The Sigma 50mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for Sony E Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime...
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MFG# 340967
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The Sigma 35mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for Sony E Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime...
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MFG# 340968
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The Sigma 35mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for PL Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime sets...
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MFG# 340966
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The Sigma 35mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for Canon EF Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime...
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MFG# 401968
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The Sigma 24mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for PL Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime sets...
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MFG# 401967
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The Sigma 24mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for Sony E Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime...
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MFG# 401966
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The Sigma 24mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for Canon EF Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime...
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MFG# 412967
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The Sigma 20mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for Sony E Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime...
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MFG# 412966
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The Sigma 20mm T1.5 FF High Speed Prime Lens for Canon EF Mount is the combination of high-quality optics and mechanics Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. The lens is compatible with full frame, and while being more compact, it can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime...
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This top-quality Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4.0 E-Mount G OSS powered zoom lens for 35mm full-frame format cameras has been created to satisfy professional moviemaking requirements, including the high resolution HD and 4K formats. Focus breathing and zoom image shift have been reduced to an absolute...
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MFG# XN35-NEX
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The Rokinon Xeen 35mm T1.5 Lens for Sony E Mount is built specifically for use as a cinema lens. It features an internal focus design so that the lens does not change size while focusing, minimizing the appearance of breathing when changing focus. Each lens in the set is multi-coated for good...
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MFG# XN135NEX
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The Rokinon Xeen 135mm T2.2 Lens with Sony E Mount is the 6th of the XEEN Professional Cine Lens series. Like all of its siblings, the 135mm is built specifically for use as a cinema lens with the benefit of an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. With an all metal design that's lighter...
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The Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens for Sony E Mount is built specifically for use as a cinema lens with the benefit of an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. The 85mm focal length has the effect of bringing the background closer and is often chosen for portraits and close-ups. An internal...
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The Rokinon Xeen 50mm T1.5 Lens for Sony E Mount is built specifically for use as a cinema lens, and is not a modified still lens. It features an internal focus design so that the lens does not change size while focusing, minimizing breathing. Each lens in the Rokinon Xeen cinema lens set is m...
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The Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 Lens for Sony E-Mount is built specifically for use as a cinema lens. It features an internal focus design so that the lens does not change size while focusing, this minimizes the appearance of breathing when changing focus. Each lens in the set is multi-coated for good...
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The Rokinon Xeen 35mm T1.5 Lens for Canon EF Mount is built specifically for use as a cinema lens. It features an internal focus design so that the lens does not change size while focusing, minimizing the appearance of breathing when changing focus. Each lens in the set is multi-coated for good...
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The Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens for Canon EF Mount is built specifically for use as a cinema lens with the benefit of an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. The 85mm focal length has the effect of bringing the background closer and is often chosen for portraits and close-ups. An internal...
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The Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 Lens for Canon EF Mount is built specifically for use as a cinema lens. It features an internal focus design so that the lens does not change size while focusing, this minimizes the appearance of breathing when changing focus. Each lens in the set is multi-coated for...
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The Rokinon Xeen 14mm T3.1 Lens for Canon EF Mount is built specifically for use as a cinema lens. It features an internal focus design so that the lens does not change size while focusing, minimizing the appearance of breathing when changing focus. Each lens in the set is multi-coated for good...
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The Sirui 35mm f/1.8 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens for Micro Four Thirds is manufactured with high standards and can function as a 26.3mm lens by widening the field of view up to 33% to cinematize a shot with excellent visual characteristics, as well as the unique anamorphic features. Due to the unique...
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MFG# 332965
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Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E is Sigma’s first lens developed originally to live up to the sought-after angle of view and performance standard for a benchmark cine lens. This lens effectively arranges three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and three SLD (Special Low Di...
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The Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2.0 FE MF Lens for Sony E is the first in Tokina product line compact form-factor super wide ultra fast F2 aperture manual prime lens compatible with Full-Frame E-Mount mirrorless cameras.

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The Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Canon EF Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. It features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position with other Rokinon Cine DS lenses....
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Cinematography lenses are specifically designed for use in professional filmmaking and cinema applications. Most cine lenses have manual settings and offer much smoother and more precise focus than photography lenses.

Cinema lenses are designed to minimize optical imperfections such as chromatic aberration, barrel distortion, and vignetting. This results in high-quality, sharp imagery. Another key feature of cinema lenses is their use of T-stops rather than F-stops. T-stops provide an accurate measure of the actual amount of light transmitted through the lens. This precise control over light transmission contributes to the distinctive cinematic feel and appearance of the footage, often enhancing the depth of field.

Many cinema lenses are outfitted with a powerful internal zoom capability. This remarkable feature lets filmmakers seamlessly zoom in and out without extending the length of the lens, as the entire adjustment takes place internally. Additionally, many cinema lenses are engineered with an incredibly wide focus throw. This is achieved through meticulously designed focus rings, which offer a rotation far surpassing the standard 270 degrees. This unique feature provides filmmakers with an exceptional level of control over focus, maintaining the highest degree of clarity and sharpness, even when capturing subjects in motion. It's these subtleties in cinema lens design that contribute to the amazing visuals we see on the big screen.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What Is the Difference Between Cinema Lenses and Photo Lenses?

Cinema lenses and photo lenses differ primarily in terms of construction, functionality, and purpose. Cinema lenses are built for the demands of film production, featuring more robust construction, precise manual control over focus and aperture, and minimal focus breathing. They also use T-stops for consistent light transmission measurement, while photo lenses use F-stops. Photo lenses are generally lighter, smaller, and designed with an emphasis on autofocus and electronic control, which are more desirable in still photography.

What Is the Benefit of Cine Lenses?

Cinematography lenses offer many advantages to professional filmmakers. The superior build quality of cine lenses ensures they can withstand demanding professional environments. They also provide precise and smooth control over focus and aperture, essential for achieving specific cinematic effects and fluid scene transitions. Additionally, cine lenses minimize focus breathing and maintain consistent exposure through the use of T-stops, enhancing the visual continuity of film sequences.

Can Cinema Lenses Produce Bokeh?

Yes, cinema lenses are capable of producing bokeh, which is the visual quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image. The bokeh effect can be enhanced with wider apertures, and cinema lenses generally offer a wide range of aperture settings. The specific characteristics of the bokeh depend on the design of the cinema lens, including the number and shape of the aperture blades.

What Are Cinema Prime Lenses?

Cinematography lenses come in two flavors: prime lenses and zoom lenses. Prime cinema lenses have a fixed focal length without the ability to zoom in and out, while cinema zoom lenses allow you to adjust the focal length. Prime cinema lenses tend to be more lightweight and are great for shooting in small spaces.

Do Cinema Lenses Have Autofocus?

No. Cinematography lenses typically use manual focus, which gives filmmakers more control over the footage they capture. Manual focus allows the cinematographer to use creative shots to get the desired artistic effects using the cine lens. Smooth focus pulls are more easily achieved using cinema camera lenses with manual focus.

Can You Take Pictures With a Cinema Lens?

Yes! Even though cinematography lenses are designed to be used for video production, they are able to capture still images. They won't have all the features that are found in photography lenses, however, like autofocus capabilities.

Are Cinema Lenses Concave or Convex?

Cinema lenses, like other types of camera lenses, are complex optical systems that include multiple lens elements within the overall lens structure. These elements can be either concave (diverging), convex (converging), or even aspheric, and they work together to focus light onto the camera sensor. The exact combination and arrangement of these elements depend on the design of the lens and desired optical characteristics. For example, prime lenses, zoom lenses, wide-angle lenses, and telephoto lenses all have different cinema lens element configurations.

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