Leitz Introduces new Leitz Primes and Leitz Zooms

Lens manufacturer Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH is showing their latest development, their LEITZ PRIMEs and LEITZ ZOOMs for the first time officially at this year's NAB and Cine Gear Expo trade shows after last year's exclusive sneak peaks, where the lenses were still hidden behind glass.

Best known for their prime lenses, SUMMILUX-C, SUMMICRON-C, M 0.8, and THALIA, the company is now expanding with a new family of next-generation optics and is entering new ground with its first set of the premium LEITZ ZOOMs.

The new lenses are available with PL- and LPL-Mount options including metadata interface Cooke /i and ARRI LDS-2.

To even improve close focus abilities of LEITZ PRIMEs and ZOOMs new achromatic diopters MACROLUX 114 have also been added to the product line up.

Like the MACROLUX 95, the MACROLUX 114 will be available with strengths +0,5, +1 and +2. They will fit lenses with a 114 mm front diameter and are stackable to enhance the effect without adding any chromatic aberration to the lens. Additionally step down rings to either 110 mm or 95 mm have been designed to make the diopters usable on these front diameters.


Key Features of the Leitz Primes:
• Color Matched with LEITZ ZOOM
• Breathing is minimal
• Distortion is exceptionally low
• Chromatic Aberration is not visible


Key Features LEITZ ZOOMs
• Color Matched with LEITZ PRIME
• No light loss (no ramping) over entire zoom range
• Parfocal
• Breathing is minimal
• Distortion is exceptionally low
• Chromatic Aberration is not visible

The Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH is one of the world´s leading premium cine lens manufacturers based in Germany. The company distributes their lenses under the brand name 'Leitz'. With the development and production of these high end quality, complex optical elements, the company has become one of the industry leaders in premium cinematographic optics within the last decade. The lenses are used in a large number of award-winning films and blockbusters, series and commercials worldwide. This achievement and the 'Science and Engineering Award' from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are both validation and challenge to the people at Leitz, to continue with the development of high end future film camera lenses with the very same traditional technical precision, exceptional quality awareness and the deep passion for moving images to inspire filmmakers and enable them to realize their unique visions.

For more information please contact Leitz at:
cc@leitz-cine.com | +49 6441 20311 900