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CINE-XENAR III – SCHNEIDER KREUZNACH expands its prime lens range

(PresseBox) (Bad Kreuznach, ) At the International Broadcast Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam, Schneider-Kreuznach will be launching the 14mm version of the CINE-XENAR III. This new lens extends the range of its ultra-wide-angle series and will be available from the fourth quarter of 2013.

The CINE-XENAR III series now comes in seven fixed-focal lengths: T2.2/14mm, T2.2/18mm, T2.2/25mm, T2.1/35mm, T2.0/50mm, T2.0/75mm and T2.0/95mm. All of the lenses stand out for their telecentric design, user-friendly focus with highly legible inscriptions and precise setting mechanisms. Because all of the lenses have the same dimensions and identically positioned setting elements, they are easily interchangeable. The modular design also makes the lenses particularly easy to service.

“The 14mm lens of the CINE-XENAR III series is ideal for landscape images or architectural shots taken from a short distance”, says Dr. Horst Linge, product development director in Göttingen. Like the other lenses in the series, the 14mm version also impresses with its negligible “breathing”, distortion and vignetting yet very natural “bokeh”. Because they come with a PL mount, the lenses can be used on professional cameras such as RED ONE, ARRI Alexa, the Canon C series, the Sony F series and comparable models of other brands. An interchangeable camera bayonet also enables them to be used with semi-professional digital SLR cameras like the Canon EOS 7D.

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Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH

The Schneider Group specializes in developing and producing high-performance photographic lenses, cinema projection lenses, as well as industrial optics and precision mechanics. The group comprises Jos. Schneider Optische Werke, founded in Bad Kreuznach in 1913, and its subsidiaries Pentacon (Dresden), Schneider Kreuznach Isco Division (Göttingen), Schneider-Optics (New York, Los Angeles), Schneider Bando (Seoul), Schneider Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) and Schneider Optical Technologies (Shenzhen). The company’s main brand is “Schneider-Kreuznach”. It has around 640 employees worldwide, with 370 based in its German headquarters. For years now the group has been a world market leader in the area of high-performance lenses.