Five Schneider Full-Frame Prime lenses for Sony E-mount are coming! According to the latest rumors from photographyblog, these FF Prime lenses with Sony E-Mount will become available later this year in 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm focal lengths with T2.1 aperture, priced from €2,998-€4,320. Those lenses for Nikon F and Canon EF mouts were already released in 2013 at Amazon/ Adorama/ B&H.
Schneider Press Release
FF-PRIME LENSES BY SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH NOW ALSO WITH SONY E-MOUNT
Bad Kreuznach, 08.09.2015
Schneider-Kreuznach will present an FF-Prime lens with Sony E-Mount for the first time at the International Broadcast Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam.
The E-Mount allows users to mount the full frame lenses to cameras like the new Sony Alpha 7RII. Up to now, the lenses, which have been on the market since 2014, could be used in combination with Nikon’s F or Canon’s EOS mount bayonets as well as PL mounts. “With the FF-Prime lenses we want to provide a genuine optical alternative to professional filmmakers and cinematographers. We are delighted that we can meet the considerable demand for a combination with a Sony E-Mount and thus expand the scope for application”, says Harald Barth, Head of Film and Photo at Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH. With a 4K resolution (4096 x 2304 pixels), the lenses were designed specifically for DSLR cameras with full frame sensors and for professional cine cameras. The homogeneous set comprises T2.1/25mm, T2.1/35mm, T2.1/50mm, T2.1/75mm and T2.1/100mm focal lengths. The lenses are characterized in particular by their easy handling and an organic overall impression. This sets them apart from the crowd and makes them the lens of choice for filming ads, feature films, documentaries,TV series and corporate videos. The FF Prime lenses with Sony E-Mount will become available during the course of 2015 and will cost between 2,998 and 4,320 euros depending on focal length.
In addition, Schneider-Kreuznach will present its MPTV filters and Cine-Xenar lenses in Amsterdam. Among the MPTV filter range are the new Confetti filters that create mini-streaks on the image looking like fireworks. During talks on 11, 12 and 13 September, MPTV filter expert Ira Tiffen will provide some insight into the filters’ principles of operation and explain how to achieve the best possible filter effects. Dutch filmmaker Remco Hekker will present the FF Prime and Cine-Xenar lenses.
Schneider-Kreuznach will be at the IBC in Amsterdam from 11 to 15 September 2015: hall 11, stand A41.
Xenon Full Frame Primes
For digital cinematography, Schneider-Kreuznach offers the FF-Prime lens range for demanding film and TV productions. This series of 4K lenses was designed for cameras with full frame sensors (36mm x 24mm). This means that the full image circle with a diameter of 43.3mm can be utilized for cameras like the Canon 5D Mark III or the Nikon D800. In addition, the interchangeable bayonet mount enables the lenses to be used on cameras with S35 sensors including the RED Dragon, the Canon C100/C300/C500, the Arri Alexa, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera or the Sony F5/F55. The current range of focal lengths will be joined by 18mm and 135mm lenses. The 14-blade iris creates a harmonious bokeh and breathing is reduced to a minimum. Color matching ensures homogeneous color characteristics, thus reducing time-consuming corrections during postproduction.