Adding more character to your images
The ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance lenses enable cinematographers to create beautiful and consistent flares but with one key ability – control. This is made possible by our newly developed lens coating T* blue. Under regular lighting, Supreme Prime Radiance render like modern and versatile cinematography lenses. With appropriate lighting however, the lenses start to flare. Cinematographers can decide and plan when they want to create flares rather than relying on unforeseen effects. Overall, Supreme Prime Radiance are a touch warmer than Supreme Primes but still retain all the other features that one might have experienced from using the regular Supreme Prime lenses.
A new coating for a new look T* blue
We wanted to understand what is so appealing about lens flares and the look that comes with them. We talked to cinematographers and experts, we watched countless feature films and simulations, received feedback from around the world and asked ourselves: how do we define beautiful flares? It wasn’t about reproducing this beauty; we know what causes them and how. It was more a question of deconstructing a lens flare and creating it from scratch – the ZEISS way. Once we had defined what we wanted to achieve, instead of just uncoating lens elements, we revisited our T* coating formulae and reworked them: the birth of T* blue. By that we not only made sure that the resulting flares can be planned and reproduced but were also able to maintain contrast and avoid transmission loss that one normally experiences with uncoated lens elements.
Complementing the Supreme lens system
ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance lenses
ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance lenses come as a seven-lens set: 21 mm, 25 mm, 29 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm and 100 mm – all T1.5. Although being slightly warmer than regular Supreme Primes, they pair very well with them. That’s why we chose to go without the more extreme focal lengths on both ends of the range that the regular Supremes offer. Just mix and match as you see fit. In addition to their controllable flare behavior and warmer touch, they retain all the wellknown Supreme Prime features: an image circle of 46.3 mm to cover full frame sensors and beyond and a small front diameter of 95 mm with standardized positioning of the focus and iris rings on all lenses. Despite this, they are compact and lightweight and focus smoothly making it easy for you.
|Supreme Prime Radiance|
|*||21 mm T1.5||25 mm T1.5||29 mm T1.5||35 mm T1.5||50 mm T1.5||85 mm T1.5||100 mm T1.5|
|Aperture||T1.5 to T22||T1.5 to T22||T1.5 to T22||T1.5 to T22||T1.5 to T22||T1.5 to T22||T1.5 to T22|
|Close Focus1||0.35 m /13.7‘‘||0.26 m / 10‘‘||0.33 m / 13‘‘||0.32 m / 13‘‘||0.45 m / 18‘‘||0.84 m / 2‘9‘‘||1.1 m / 3‘9‘‘|
|Length2||119 mm / 4.7‘‘||119 mm / 4.7‘‘||121 mm / 4.8‘‘||119 mm / 4.7‘‘||119 mm / 4.7‘‘||119 mm / 4.7‘‘||119 mm / 4.7‘‘|
|Front diameter||95 mm / 3.7‘‘||95 mm / 3.7‘‘||95 mm / 3.7‘‘||95 mm / 3.7‘‘||95 mm / 3.7‘‘||95 mm / 3.7‘‘||95 mm / 3.7‘‘|
|Weight||1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs||1.42 kg / 3.13 lbs||1.61 kg / 3.55 lbs||1.40 kg / 3.09 lbs||1.22 kg / 2.69 lbs||1.42 kg / 3.13 lbs||1.7 kg | 3.74 lbs|
|Horizontal Angle of View|