Tailored for today’s cinema and beyond
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 offer 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 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.
Any look you envision - across all focal lengths
The look you define for a shoot deserves only the best quality. The ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD lenses deliver it. Say hello to higher contrasts, richer blacks and more saturated colors. Say goodbye to unwelcome veiling glare and flares, thanks to advanced coatings, painted lens rims and light traps within the barrel.
Challenging perspective - Easily handled
Compact lenses are key when shooting in unusual or small spaces. The compact and lightweight design of the CP.3 and CP.3 XD lenses enables you to work in the most efficient way possible, no matter how challenging the set.
CP.3s won’t let you down when shooting handheld, with a gimbal, drone or Steadicam. Due to their consistent size and front diameter across all focal lengths, quick lens changes when used on different stabilizing systems are a breeze. In addition, as a result of their ultra-smooth focus rotation, small focus motors suffice to operate.
We take the stress out of your work, and make sure you have a smooth shooting day.
Overcome challenges - With lenses that truly deliver in all conditions
Sometimes work on set can get tough – beside long shooting days weather conditions can be tough as well. In situations like this you need cine lenses that are as robust as you are. ZEISS CP.3 and CP.3 XD lenses are built to deliver.
Before they go to work on set these lenses go through a long journey, enduring a battery of tests in our environmental lab. We stress test every situation: heavy rain, dropping, vibration, endurance of the focus ring, different temperatures (-40°C and +70°C), dust sealing, to guarantee a long life and full functionality of our cinema lenses.