Wide-angle lens completes high-end Supreme Prime Series

ZEISS introduces the Supreme Prime 15mm T1.8 to complete the successful Supreme Prime lens set, renowned for outstanding quality, light weight, and cinematic look. The 14-piece cine lens series ranges from 15 to 200mm with maximum apertures of T1.5 to T2.2. ZEISS covers a full range of focal lengths in demand by cinematographers from around the world. The new 15mm lens rounds out the lineup providing an extremely wide-angle view and a maximum aperture of T1.8. “This 15mm lens is the final piece of the puzzle that many cinematographers have been waiting for,” reports Christophe Casenave, responsible for cinematography products at ZEISS.

The ZEISS Supreme Primes cover a wide range of camera sensors. Thanks to their broad compatibility with current camera models, such as the Sony Venice 2, the ARRI Alexa Mini LF and the RED Monstro, and their high-quality workmanship and rugged design, Supreme Primes can be used in a wide variety of situations. Snehal Patel, Head of Cinema Sales, Americas, says, “The new Supreme Prime 15mm is a long awaited addition to the Supreme Prime line of lenses.  It offers cinematographers a nice look, with pleasing characteristics and a wide choice of magnifications, which can be used on either Super35 or Full Frame formats.”

The cinematic look provided by the lens family, which features a subtle and gradual focus fall-off and a consistently warm and soft bokeh, comes into its own when used for feature film and high-end episodic production. For example, directors of photography (DOP) Armin Franzen and David Higgs, BSC, relied on the ZEISS Supreme Prime lens family for the upcoming 3rd season of the Sky series “Das Boot”. Supreme Primes were also used to shoot the science fiction adventure “The Adam Project” (DP Tobias Schliessler, ASC) and the sequel “Knives Out 2” (DP Steve Yedlin, ASC) – both Netflix productions.

The Supreme Prime 15mm T1.8 may be ordered immediately with deliveries beginning in June. Further information is available at www.zeiss.com/cine/supremeprime

The new Supreme Prime 15mm T1.8 can be tested at the BSC Expo in London (April 7 – 9), Micro Salon AFC in Paris (April 13 – 14), and at the NAB Show in Las Vegas (April 23 – 27).

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.