Product Highlights
  • T2.1 - T22 Aperture Range
  • Full-Frame Format
  • 95mm filter size Front Diameter
  • PL Mount
Zeiss CP.3 2.1/135mm Lens - PL Mount (Feet) Zeiss CP.3 2.1/135mm Lens - PL Mount...
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Overview

Tailored for today’s cinema and beyond.

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD Lenses

Digital technologies have transformed traditional filmmaking and refashioned the market. New and innovative technologies in both production and post-production have paved the way for a more versatile, cost effective and advanced workflow. The ZEISS CP.3 family is the latest contribution from ZEISS to support creative and progressive filmmaking with an affordable, future-proof and premium quality lens set.

  • The ZEISS CP.3 lenses

    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.
  • The ZEISS CP.3 XD

    This version features innovative and ground-breaking lens data technology to speed-up and simplify the workflow on set and in post-production.

The ZEISS eXtended Data is a unique technology which is based on the /i* Technology and provides information about the lens’ distortion and shading characteristics in real time. With the ZEISS CP.3 XD lenses, even small productions on a limited budget gain access to the advanced techniques common in state-of-the-art, big budget films, commercials and television shows.

 

True cine look

Ranging from 15 mm to 135 mm, the ten focal lengths available in the ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 or CP.3 XD series cover all applications from wide-angle to telephoto. The ZEISS CP.3 lenses feature advanced lens coatings, painted lens rims and special light traps within the barrel to eliminate unwelcome veiling glare and flares. The result is higher contrast, richer blacks and more saturated colors.

  • Clean and crisp ZEISS look which matches perfectly with other ZEISS cinema lenses
  • Color matching and covering full frame across the full range of focal lengths from 15 to 135 mm
  • Special lens coatings support high-dynamic range projects

New ZEISS eXtended Data technology

The ZEISS eXtended Data technology adds new opportunities to simplify and increase the accuracy of the image capture and processing workflow. ZEISS eXtended Data unifies two data sets: key lens data based on the open /i* Technology standard and supported by a wide range of cameras and accessories, plus ZEISS specific lens data that contains precise lens characteristics.

  • A unique technology that provides information about the lens’ distortion and shading characteristics in real time to speed-up the workflow on set and in post-production
  • Lens settings are digitally captured on every frame, avoiding the need to manually record the lens settings for every shot
  • Documentation of the lens’ characteristics enhances creativity by allowing more complex shots to be handled in post-production

Ultimate cine ergonomics

The ZEISS CP.3 lenses are a professional toolset that simplifies your work on set. They are easy to handle, allow for fast changeover of equipment and give you great creative freedom to make your ideas come to life.

  • Standardized positioning of the focus rings and a consistent 95 mm front diameter allows for fast and easy changeover while on set
  • Extraordinarily smooth focus rotation even in extreme temperature conditions thanks to a new, sophisticated construction design
  • Consistent T-stops simplifies lighting on set and exposure compensations (T2.9 for 15 to 21 mm and T2.1 for 25 to 135 mm)

Compactness redefined

The compact and light-weight design enables you to use different stabilizing systems and to have a compact camera setup that is ideal for shooting in narrow spaces and for capturing dynamic shots.

  • The compact and light-weight design is ideal for handheld, gimbal, drone and Steadicam applications
  • Consistent size and weight across most of the focal lengths enables quick change of lenses when used on drones and gimbals
  • The ultra-smooth focus rotation allows use of small focus motors

ZEISS eXtended Data

A unique technology

Visual effects specialist, producer and director Scott E. Anderson had a chance to test the ZEISS Compact Primes CP.3 XD lenses for the first time. This reel will walk you through the different steps in creating a visual effects piece on a budget using ZEISS eXtended Data. The ZEISS eXtended Data is a unique technology which is based on the /i* Technology and provides information about the lens’ distortion and shading characteristics in real time. With the ZEISS CP.3 XD lenses, even small productions on a limited budget gain access to the advanced techniques common in state-of-the-art, big budget films, commercials and television shows.

Expanding your possibilities.

While on set, the ZEISS eXtended Data feature enables members of the crew to monitor lens settings in real-time, pre-visualize modified images and to use new, automated search functions within data wrangling. In post-production, ZEISS eXtended Data offers numerous benefits such as image fine-tuning, editing and color grading, visual effects, virtual and augmented reality, multi-cam live productions, projection or 3-D imaging. An additional plug-in provided by ZEISS allows an easy implementation of ZEISS eXtended Data in a number of leading software tools.

ZEISS eXtended Data reduces workflow costs and facilitates the exchange of lens information between the production and post-production departments. ZEISS eXtended Data unifies two data sets:

eXtended Data today and beyond

Upgradable options on CP.3 XD lenses

CP.3 XD lenses house encoder chips to deliver ZEISS eXtended Data, currently assigned to two data sets:

  • Key lens data (focal length, focus distance and iris position) based on the /i Technology, which is supported by a wide range of existing equipment.
  • ZEISS specific lens data, which contains precise information about distortion and shading

The ZEISS eXtended Data technology is planned to be expanded in future to offer additional features. Therefore ZEISS will offer lens firmware upgrades.

Lens characteristics can be applied and previewed on set using Pomfort LiveGrade Pro. To apply recorded lens characteristics in post-production ZEISS provides an OFX-plug-in. Initially the plug-in works with the grading software Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve. Support for other grading, editing and compositing software will be available in future.

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Product Specifications

Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD Lenses

 Horizontal Angle of View

Lens Model Aperture Close
Focus
Length Front
Diameter
Weight  Fullframe APS-H Super35 Normal35 APS-C MFT
CP.3 & CP.3 XD
15 mm/T2.9
T2.9 - T22 0.3m
12"
83.7mm
3.30"
95mm
3.7"
0.87kg
1.9 lbs
100° 90° 79° 73° 73° 60°
CP.3 & CP.3 XD
18 mm/T2.9
T2.9 - T22 0.3m
12" 
83.7mm
3.30"
95mm
3.7"
0.86kg
1.9 lbs
89° 80° 69° 63° 64° 51°
CP.3 & CP.3 XD
21 mm/T2.9
T2.9 - T22 0.24m
10"
83.7mm
3.30"
95mm
3.7"
0.82kg
1.8 lbs
81° 71° 61° 55° 56° 45°
CP.3 & CP.3 XD
25 mm/T2.1
T2.1 - T22 0.26m
10"
83.7mm
3.30"
95mm
3.7"
0.82kg
1.8 lbs
72° 62° 53° 47° 48° 38°
CP.3 & CP.3 XD
28 mm/T2.1
T2.1 - T22 0.24m
10"
83.7mm
3.30"
95mm
3.7"
0.84kg
1.9 lbs
65° 57° 48° 43° 43° 34°
CP.3 & CP.3 XD
35 mm/T2.1
T2.1 - T22 0.3m
12"
83.7mm
3.30"
95mm
3.7"
0.80kg
1.8 lbs
54° 47° 39° 35° 35° 28°
CP.3 & CP.3 XD
50 mm/T2.1
T2.1 - T22 0.45m
18"
83.7mm
3.30"
95mm
3.7"
0.77kg
1.7 lbs
40° 34° 28° 25° 25° 20°
CP.3 & CP.3 XD
85 mm/T2.1
T2.1 - T22 1m
3'3"
83.7mm
3.30"
95mm
3.7"
0.88kg
1.9 lbs
24° 20° 17° 15° 15° 12°
CP.3 & CP.3 XD
100 mm/T2.1 CF
T2.1 - T22 0.7m
2'6"
126.5mm
4.98"
95mm
3.7"
1.01kg
2.2 lbs
20° 17° 14° 13° 13° 10°
CP.3 & CP.3 XD
135 mm/T2.1
T2.1 - T22 1m
3'3"
126.5mm
4.98"
95mm
3.7"
1.15kg
2.5 lbs
15° 13° 11°

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Zeiss CP.3 2.1/135mm Lens - PL Mount (Feet)

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