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Zeiss Standard Speed Primes

Zeiss Standard Speed Primes, get the most out of your footage. Just sharp enough with a T2.1 aperture enabling shallow depth of field for selective focus. These Primes are the perfect lenses if you are looking for that classic Carl Zeiss look. Soon to be uncoated for an even more unique image. 16mm and 24mm have been close focus modified for extreme macro performance.

Included in 9 Lens Set:  16mm, 20mm, 24mm, 28mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 135mm

Don’t need a full set?  Check out our 5 Lens Set!

Included in 5 Lens Set – $250/day:  16mm, 24mm, 32mm, 50mm, and 85mm

Also available individually for $70/day

The Standards are 35mm format f2.0 lenses developed by Carl Zeiss for ARRI (then Arriflex), and predate the original Zeiss f1.2 High Speed series (Super Speed in the U.S.) Information on when the original set was introduced is hard to come by. A safe estimate is after 1964 and before 1975. It is likely that this set was called “Zeiss Primes for Arriflex”, and once the High Speed lenses were introduced in 1975, they became the “Standard Primes”.

When introduced, the Standards had the original Zeiss single layer anti reflective coating and were marked as T2.2 except for the 16mm, which was a T2.4.

NOTE: Prices quoted are estimated per day unless otherwise noted, and are subject to availability, the exact rental period, and other factors. Please request a formal quote to get an exact price.

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Ask about special pricing when you rent the Zeiss Standard Speeds with a compatible camera!

The Zeiss Standard Speeds are a set of high-quality cine lenses designed for professional filmmakers who demand exceptional image quality and versatility. These lenses have been trusted by filmmakers for decades and are renowned for their superb optical performance and mechanical precision.

The Zeiss Standard Speeds feature a robust construction that is built to withstand the rigors of professional filmmaking. They are made with the finest materials, including high-grade metals and glass, ensuring that they can withstand frequent use in any shooting environment. Additionally, their advanced optics ensure that every image is sharp, vibrant, and full of detail.

These lenses are available in a range of focal lengths, from 16mm to 135mm, providing filmmakers with the versatility they need to capture any scene with ease. Their maximum aperture of T2.1 offers excellent low-light performance and stunning bokeh, making them ideal for a wide range of creative applications.

The Zeiss Standard Speeds are also incredibly versatile, making them suitable for use with a wide range of camera systems, including ARRI, RED, Sony, and Canon. They also feature a smooth focus and aperture control, allowing for quick and easy adjustments on the fly.

Whether you’re shooting a feature film, TV show, commercial, or music video, the Zeiss Standard Speeds will help you capture stunning images with ease. With their exceptional build quality, superior optics, and versatile focal lengths, these lenses are the perfect choice for any professional filmmaker who demands the best.

Invest in the Zeiss Standard Speeds and take your filmmaking to the next level. With their exceptional image quality, unmatched reliability, and exceptional creative possibilities, these lenses are the perfect choice for capturing stunning visuals that will captivate your audience. Order yours today and experience the Zeiss difference.

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