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Zeiss Standard Speed T2.1-T3 Lenses – PL

Visit the Zeiss Standard Speed lenses Bundle to reserve a full set, also available individually.


  • Zeiss Ultra Wide Angle 14mm T 2.1 MK II
    Zeiss 16mm T2.1 Mk II
    Zeiss 60mm T3 Macro Lens
    Zeiss 135mm T2.1 Mk II


The Carl Zeiss lenses are 35mm format f2.0 lenses developed by Carl Zeiss for ARRI (then Arriflex). They predate the original Zeiss f1.3 High Speed series (Super Speeds in the U.S.) Information on when the original set was introduced is hard to come by. An estimate is after 1964 and before 1975.

It is likely that this set was just called something like the ‘Zeiss Primes for Arriflex’, and once the High Speed lenses were introduced in 1975, they became the ‘Standard Primes’.

Despite having a smaller maximum aperture than the Zeiss Super Speed lenses (T1.3 or T1.4), the Standard lenses require careful calibration of back focus. This is complicated somewhat by the vintage optical design on some focal lengths that has some focus shift and significant flare when wide open.

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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