Zeiss Cp.2 15mm T2.9 Prime Lens Rental

Wide Angle Zeiss CP.2 Prime Lens Rental 15mm
Highlights
  • Super Wide Distagon 15mm Cine Prime
  • Body Markings in Feet
  • T2.9 with 14 High-Precision Iris Blades
  • Extremely Minimal Distortion
  • Full Frame Coverage of 24 x 36 Sensors
  • Interchangeable Mount System
  • 300° Manual Focus Rotation
  • Razor-Sharp Edge to Edge
  • Precise Horizontal/Vertical Line Capture
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Technica 12" Dovetail
Included in Package
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Arri LS-10
Included in Package
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Set of 15mm Rods
Included in Package
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Arri MB-20 4x5.6
Day $75
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Digital Micro Force 2
Day $150
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Heden V26 Motor
Day $100
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Arri LMB-5 4x5.6
Day $40
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Arri LS-9 Lens Support
Optional
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Set of 19mm Rods
Optional
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Arri FF-4 Follow Focus
Day $45
The Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 15mm/T2.9 EF Mount with Imperial Markings is a cine prime lens designed for filmmaking and video production applications. Aside from great optics and mechanics, it offers broad flexibility in the areas of camera compatibility, follow-focus compatibility, and shooting capacity.

Announced at NAB 2012, this lens is a super-wide addition to Zeiss's Compact Prime CP.2 family of cine primes. Like the rest of the family, the 15mm features an interchangeable-mount system that affords a major forward-looking benefit -- not only can the lens now be used with cameras of different mounts, but rather it is ensured to also be compatible with most all future cameras. The system offers compatibility with PL, EF, F, MFT and E mounts. Zeiss's website provides instructions on how to dismantle an existing mount and assemble a new one. The five mounts allow use with cine cameras and DSLRs.

The CP.2 15 is designed to shoot wide angles in tight spaces and does so very effectively. It's a rectilinear flat field lens that does extremely well in the distortion area, minimizing it to almost non-existence and producing razor-sharpness to the very edges of a frame, even on full frame sensor cameras. The 15mm is a great tool for shooting architectural settings in confined spaces, as it accurately captures horizontal and vertical lines and delivers natural looks.

The optics and mechanics are superior too. The lens incorporates two aspheric lens elements and two special types of glass with abnormal partial dispersion that exceptionally corrects for chromatic aberration. Zeiss-famous T* anti-reflective coating along with internal light traps provide advanced flare suppression. Fourteen high-precision iris blades open up consistently circular across all T-stops, allowing impressive highlights in out-of-focus areas and producing smooth bokeh.

As for high flexibility, in addition to the interchangeable-mount system, the CP.2 15, like the rest of its family, provides full coverage of full frame 24 x 36 sensors. Accordingly, it can, now or at a future time, be used with any 24 x 36 sensor camera, such as the Canon 5D and 1DC and the Nikon D800.

The lens also offers follow-focus flexibility. Across the entire CP.2 family, the front diameter is consistent, focus and iris gears are standard, and the housing is cine-style, offering thus compatibility with all standardized follow-focus systems. In addition, the CP.2 15 also offers a focus ring rotation of a manual 300° and as such allows accurate follow-focusing.

Yet back to flexibility -- for anyone who wants to take advantage of the 4K shooting capacity of many of the cameras being released, the entire CP.2 family, with the 15mm included, is 4K-compatible.

The 15mm is also color-matched with the rest of the CP.2 family, and so swapping it with another from within the family can conveniently be done without correcting for changes in post.

Built sturdy and with long-lasting optics, and promising future-proof compatibility, the 15mm can be relied on for many years of use in sharp resolution.
  • High Performance
    • Shoots super wide angles in tight spaces
    • Rectilinear flat field lens with minimal distortion
    • Produces razor-sharpness to the edges of a frame
    • Complete coverage of full frame 24 x 36 size sensors
    • 300° manual focus rotation allows precise follow-focusing
    • Accurately captures horizontal and vertical architectural lines
    • 4K-compatible
    Superb Optics
    • Two aspheric lens elements and two special types of glass
    • T* coating and internal light traps very exceptionally handle flare
    • Fourteen iris blades open up consistently circular across all T-stops
    • Achieves smooth bokeh and impressive highlights in out-of-focus areas
    Broad Flexibility
    • Features an interchangeable mount system
    • Offers PL, EF, F, MFT, and E mount compatibility
    • Standard focus / iris gears for follow-focus compatibility
    • Works with all 24 x 36 sensor cameras, like the 5D and 1DC
    • Consistent front diameter and color-matched with the rest of the CP.2 family

Technical Data

Mount Type EF mount
Lens Body Markings In imperial measurements (feet)
Focal Length 15 mm
Aperture T2.9 -22
Close Focus Distance From image plane: 12" (.3 m)
Angle of View 79°
Focus Rotation 300°
Iris Blades 14
Housing Cine-style
Weight 2 lbs (.9 kg)

1Close focus distance is measured from the image plane
2Front to PL mount flange
3Horizontal angle of view for an ANSI Super 35 Silent camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.33,
dimensions 24.9 mm x 18.7 mm / 0.98“ x 0.74“)