About Schneider Optics
Schneider Optics has been producing the highest quality optics on the market for over 90 years, offering solutions for large-format photography, photo enlarging, motion picture projection, optical filtration, and industrial applications. In 2000, Schneider Optics acquired Century Precision Optics, adding its over 50 years experience manufacturing superior attachments for film and video.
Schneider Optics Cine-Xenar III lenses are the tool for your creativity. The fast T-stop and the robust and reliable construction of the lenses give you all the freedom you need to pursue your ideas.
The Schneider Optics Cine-Xenar III lens range starts with the focal lengths of:
More lenses with different focal lengths will be added soon.
Schneider Optics Cine-Xenar III lenses are specifically designed for digital cameras and have some unique features:
- PL mount for digital and 35mm film cameras
- Canon EF mount available
- 31.5mm image circle for coverage of 2K/4K/5K Cinema, and Canon 7D
- Telecentric optical design for better performance with digital cameras
- Ultra Close Focus (UCF) down to 25cm/11” from sensor plane
- Virtually no breathing
- All lenses are color matched
- Flare suppression through internal light traps and Schneider-Kreuznach High Performance coating
- Easily interchangeable calibrated focus scales (feet/meter)
- 100mm x 0.75 filter thread
- 104mm outside diameter
- Low distortion
- Iris with up to 18 blades for an exceptional bokeh effect
- Protective lens coating against dust and humidity
The lenses all have the same dimensions, do not change volume during focus, and all focus and iris gears are in the same position. Changing lenses has never been easier: The lens motors can stay in the same position.
The lenses are designed and made in Germany by Schneider-Kreuznach.
Schneider Optics announces a new family of prime lenses specially designed and built for digital cinematography with full-frame sensor HDSLR and other professional cameras. Built in Germany by Schneider-Kreuznach, the new Schneider Optics Xenon FF-Prime Lenses are the latest addition to the company’s line of high-end optics.
Schneider Optics Xenon FF Prime Lenses are here. The set currently includes 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm focal lengths. Each of these T2.1 primes is available in changeable Nikon F, Canon EOS or PL mounts.
Because they are purpose built for digital cinematography with today’s HDSLR and other cameras, the new Xenon full-frame lenses are designed for 4K resolution (4096 × 2304 pixels). They elegantly cover the full 45mm image circle that’s usable on Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 cameras.
The FF-Primes share the same external dimensions and weigh just 2.6 lbs. except for the 100mm which is 3.1 lbs. The all new optical and mechanical design offers outstanding operation and performance as well as rugged reliability. The circular 14-blade aperture is specially engineered for a smooth and consistent bokeh. The precision constant volume focusing design ensures that breathing is minimized. And with a 300-degree barrel rotation, the manual focus markings offer dead-on accuracy and repeatability. Additionally all lenses are color-matched for consistency.
Engineered for compatibility with industry standard cine-style accessories like follow focus rigs and matte boxes, the Xenon FF-Primes feature identical external dimensions and positioning of focus and gear rings in each focal length. Operators will appreciate using the oversized focus and distance scales that are readable on both sides of the lens. To accommodate filters and other accessories, each lens has a 100mm front diameter and a standard 95mm thread.
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