ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses

High-performance cine zoom lenses that make the most of the moment.

The ZEISS Cinema Zoom lenses deliver great flexibility thanks to interchangeable mounts, allowing them to be used with a wide range of cameras from multiple manufacturers. There is a comprehensive choice of cinema zooms with consistent aperture, good sharpness and contrast, minimal distortion and a look that matches the highest quality cinema primes including ZEISS/ARRI lenses. Affordable, flexible and offering the highest quality, the ZEISS Cinema Zoom lenses are an invaluable addition to any film set.

ZEISS Cinema Zoom lenses are precision engineered within the tightest possible tolerances. This guarantees you excellent image quality with low distortion, high resolution and excellent color rendition for sharp, punchy pictures.

  • High resolution and contrast; ready for 8K and beyond
  • Excellent color correction
  • Flare suppression through T* anti-reflex coating and internal light traps
  • Low distortion
  • Round out-of-focus highlights
  • Color matched

  • Overview

    ZEISS Cinema Zoom lenses feature exquisite optics in a robust, durable package – two characteristics that will surely remain desirable for decades to come. And thanks to their interchangeable mounts, Cinema Zoom lenses offer the possibility to upgrade to any number of existing or future cine and still cameras while still using the same set of lenses. Additionally, they all cover a full-frame image format without vignetting.

    • Full-frame coverage (36 x 24 mm) for focal lengths of 15 to 200 mm
    • Common aperture of T2.9
    • Sweet spot effect with Super 35 sensors
    • Interchangeable mount
    • No visible focus shift while change of focal length
    • Robust cine-style housing

    • No visible breathing
    • Calibrated focus scales
    • Nearly 300 degree focus rotation
    • Round iris for organic look
    • No visible ramping
      Cinema Zoom 15 - 30 mm
    Cinema Zoom 28 - 80 mm Cinema Zoom 70 - 200 mm
    Aperture range T 2.9 to T 22 T 2.9 to T 22 T 2.9 to T 22
    Focal range 15 – 30 mm 28 – 80 mm 70 – 200 mm
    Close focus distance1 0.55 m / 1'10" 0.83 m  / 2'8" 1.52 m / 5'
    Length2 198 mm / 9.92" 196 mm / 7.72" 250 mm / 9.84"
    Front diameter 114 mm / 4.49" 95 mm / 3.7" 95 mm / 3.7"
    Weight 2.6 kg / 5.7 lbs 2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs 2.8 kg / 6.2 lbs
    Horizontal angle of view      
    Full-Frame3 100 - 62° 66 - 25° 29 - 10°
    APS-H4 90 - 54° 57 - 21° 24 - 9°
    Super 355 79 - 46° 48 - 18° 20 - 7°
    Normal 356 72 - 41° 43 - 16° 18 - 6°
    APS-C7 73 - 42° 43 - 16° 18 - 6°
    MFT8 59 - 33° 34 - 12° 14 - 5°

    1) Close focus distance is measured from the image plane
    2) Front to PL mount flange
    3) Horizontal angle of view for a full-frame camera (aspect ratio 1:1.5, dimensions 36 mm x 24 mm / 1.42“ x 0.94“)
    4) Horizontal angle of view for an APS-H camera (aspect ratio 1:1.81, dimensions 30.2 mm x 16.7 mm / 1.19“ x 0.66“)
    5) Horizontal angle of view for an ANSI Super 35 Silent camera (aspect ratio 1:1.33, dimensions 24.9 mm x 18.7 mm / 0.98“ x 0.74“)
    6) Horizontal angle of view for a Normal 35 Academy camera (aspect ratio 1:1.37, dimensions 22 mm x 16 mm / 0.87“ x 0.63“)
    7) Horizontal angle of view for an APS-C camera (aspect ratio 1:1.50, dimensions 22.3 mm x 14.9 mm / 0.88“ x 0.59“)
    8) Horizontal angle of view for a Micro 4/3 (MFT) camera (aspect ratio 1:1.33, dimensions 17.3 mm x 13 mm / 0.68“ x 0.51“)

    Sensor Coverage

    With their image circle of 46.3 mm all lenses cover Full-frame (24 mm x 36 mm) and even Vista Vision Sensors.

  • Videos


    ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses

    Escape is a show reel shot with ZEISS cine zooms CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 and CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 in combination with ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime and ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime lenses. As camera DOP Den Lennie used a RED Epic.

    Making-of Escape (Behind the Scenes)

    ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses

    Escape is a show reel shot with ZEISS cine zooms CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 and CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 in combination with ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime and ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime lenses. Den Lennie the UK based Director of Photography used a RED Epic camera. This Making-of video explains the work with the ZEISS lenses during the shooting.

    Symphonic Orchestra (demo reel)

    ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses

    Shot with ZEISS Cinema Zoom CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 and Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200/T2.9. The video was shot with a full frame HDSLR camera by German cinematographer Tom Fährmann.

    Paris Proposal

    ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses

    "Paris Proposal" is a video shot with ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 on a RED Epic Dragon in 5K, by Adrian Weinbrecht.

    CP.2 and CZ.2 Showreel

    ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses

    Shot with ZEISS Compact Primes CP.2 and ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 lenses. Thanks to all cinematographers who caputured these images with CP.2 and CZ.2 lenses: Matthew Allard, August Bradley, Drew Gardner, Den Lennie, Andreas Schultze, Sebastian Wiegärtner.

    Hydroflex Underwater Dramatic Shots

    ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses

    ZEISS and Hydroflex teamed up to create a dramatic underwater scene at the Acton Scuba facility, using an Alexa camera, Hydroflex housing and ZEISS CZ.2 Compact Zoom lenses. Lighting provided by Illumination Dynamics.

    Behind the Scenes of Zburbs with ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 and the Pansonic LT

    ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses

    Zburbs is a new Zombie Comedy feature film, lenses by Cinematographer Christian Sebaldt, ASC. Shot on the brand new Panasonic LT, with Zeiss CZ.2 Compact Zoom and CP.2 Prime lenses, this film had a quick schedule and the crew had to move fast to keep up with Director Greg Zekowski. 

    Eterna RED Short Film with ZEISS Lenses

    ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses

    An era of Intergalactic travel has brought untold riches to the civilizations capable of faring the far reaches of space. For those fortunate enough to be born into wealth there exists only one commodity left worth seeking…time. Eterna uses the entire line of DSMC2 cameras—WEAPON 8K, WEAPON, 6K, SCARLET-W 5K, RAVEN 4.5K—to tell the story of an adventurer commissioned by a wealthy patron to uncover the fountain of youth. What they find defies their expectations. The short was the work of RED employees. Screenwriting, practical effects modeling, VFX, director, producers, camera department, editing, and coloring - a true RED production.

    Dreams of Icarus

    ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses

    A film by August Bradley & GLASS Media Lab in coordination with Lucent Dossier. Starring Angel Leopold of Lucent Dossier.
    Producers: Dream Rockwell, Dayna Riesgo & August Bradley.
    Body Paint Artistry: Hans Haveron
    Camera & Lighting: Lonny Danler, August Bradley

    Demo Reel (15-30mm)

    ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses

    ZEISS Cine Ambassador Matthew Allard shot a Demo Reel with a demo Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30mm. He captured this reel with a SONY F55 CineAlta 4K within two days on eight different locations in Tokyo. Editing and grading was done by Ben Allan (ACS).

  • Downloads
    Downloads: Brochure ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses


    ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses
    Downloads: Mount Change Instructions ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses

    Mount Change Instructions

    ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses
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