Cine Lens Resources | Modern Cine Lenses 16mm, 35mm, 65mm
©2016 Jorge Diaz-Amador, all rights reserved.
Updated 25 November 2016
I’ve created this page as a central point for all the information I provide on modern cine lenses. To answer the question “what is a modern cine lens” and to draw the line for inclusion in this section, or the vintage lens section of this website I shall use the following reasoning:
Modern cine lenses will be any cine lens currently offered for sale new, or discontinued but still supported by the manufacturer. In some cases I’ll also include lenses made within the last 30 year by defunct manufacturers. To draw the line for cine lens vs. still photography lens: A cine lens is designed for a specific cine format coverage, and includes at a minimum the following features:
- A lens mount to match a professional cine camera (film or digital cine) standard
- Focus and iris gears
- Iris scale marked in T-Stops
- Professional grade construction quality
In this section I will cover only lenses that are available for sale and that I am able to service. I will excluding Panavision (since their modern lenses are never for sale) but will cover Vantage (since their lenses were originally for sale). However I will cover the early Panavision lenses in the vintage lens section.
Cine Lens Resources:
Overview of the history high speed cines lenses from the original Carl Zeiss Planar 0.7/50mm to the Master Prime series
Spherical Prime Lenses for 35mm Format
Cooke Mini S4 Primes T2.8
Cooke S4/S4i Primes T2.0
Cooke S5i Primes T1.4
Note: Since the Zeiss High Speed just transitoned to the vintage section in 2015 I’ll maintain a link here.
Spherical Zoom Lenses for 35mm Format
Angenieux Optimo Series
Canon CN-E Primes
Canon CN-E Zooms
Fujinon Premier Series Zooms
Zeiss Compact Zoom T2.9
Spherical Zoom Lens Comparison Chart by Tom Fletcher
Anamorphic Prime Lenses for 35mm Format
Anamorphic Zoom Lenses for 35mm Format
Angenieux Anamorphic Zoom Lenses
*content in development*
35mm Spherical Prime Lenses Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 ARRI Zeiss Ultra Prime ARRI Zeiss Master Prime T1.3 ARRI Zeiss High Speed / Super Speed Prime T1.3 35mm Anamorphic Primes ARRI Zeiss Master Anamorphic 2:1 T1.9 Zeiss lens images courtesy of Carl Zeiss except for High Speed Primes image
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