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SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH presents Full-Frame-Primes on IBC

(PresseBox) (Bad Kreuznach, ) Schneider-Kreuznach presents its new range of Xenon full-frame primes at the International Broadcast Conference (IBC). The lenses have been developed especially for DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors for video shooting and can also be used with professional cine cameras.

The full-frame lens series comprises five fixed focal lengths: T2.1/35mm, T2.1/50mm and T2.1/75mm will be available from the second half of 2013, while a T2.1/25mm wide angle and a T2.1/100mm telephoto lens are due to hit the shops in early 2014. The series will soon be expanded with a macro lens and further focal lengths.

“This series of prime lenses has been especially designed for full-frame sensors and meets users’ exceptionally high demands in terms of optical performance and ease of use,” says Daniela Kesselem, product manager at Schneider-Kreuznach. All lenses are suitable not only for Nikon and Canon DSLR full-frame cameras with corresponding F or EF bayonet mounts, but also professional film cameras with a PL-mount. All of the lenses in the series are color-matched. Whether for commercials or feature films, Xenon full-frame primes provide film makers with optimum performance and reliability in all situations.

The full-frame lenses are designed for 4K resolution (4096 × 2304 pixels). They can be used with standard professional cine accessories like rigs, follow focus or matte boxes. Special features required for filming such as minimized breathing, a harmonious bokeh or reduced stray light have been optimized in the Xenon full-frame primes.

Further product features of all Xenon full-frame prime lenses include:
  • A standard aperture of T2.1 as well as identical external dimensions and positioning of the controls in all lenses.
  • A circular aperture with 14 blades to ensure a harmonious bokeh.
  • Robust cine-style lens mechanics
  • Manual, precise and reproducible focus settings with a 300° angle of rotation
  • Larger focus and distance scales for easier focusing even with greater distances, readable on both sides
  • M95 filter thread
  • Exchangeable bayonet interface
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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.