Schneider launch Xenon Full Frame Primes in the UK
Schneider Kreuznach has announced the launch of the Xenon Full Frame Prime lenses in the UK and they will be available to view at next week's BVE at the Excel London. The GTC will also be at BVE - on Stand D57.
Designed to cover the full 45mm image circle useable on full frame DSLRs, such as the Canon 5D Mk III, Sony Alpha A7S and Nikon D800, the lenses are also suitable for the Super35 format.
Each T stop on the lens provides a smooth and consistent bokeh due to the circular 14-blade aperture. With the same dimensions, performance and T2.1 stop spanning the range (aside from the 18mm), the quality is consistent throughout. The consistent sizes and gear locations ensure easy compatibility with existing cameras and accessories, and interchangeable mounts are available to enable future-proofing in line with any camera upgrades.
The lens mechanics have been built to last over the years, with Schneider’s engineers selecting the finest glass and applying an anti-reflection coating.
Jim Marks, professional commercial photographer and filmmaker has been using Schneider Xenon Full Frame Prime lenses for some time: “The lens range offers a fantastic balance of performance, price and weight and is one of the best options on the market. The incredible build quality, coupled with the well thought-out features – such as the flexibility to change mounts when I need to and common aperture across the range – means that Schneider has built a lens system that can grow and adapt with me.”
The Xenon FF-Prime lens family will eventually include an 18mm T2.4, 25mm T2.1, 35mm T2.1, 50mm T2.1, and 100mm T2.1 focal lengths, available in Canon EF, PL and Nikon F mounts with the option to have the mounts changed at an optical house.
- A standard aperture of T2.1 as well as identical dimensions and positioning of the controls in all lenses (exception being the 18mm).
- A circular aperture with 14 blades to ensure a harmonious bokeh.
- Robust cine-style lens mechanics.
- Manual, precise and reproducible focus settings with a 300° angle of rotation.
- Larger focus for easier focusing, readable on both sides. Focus scales available in feet or meters.
- M95 filter thread.
- Exchangeable bayonet interface.
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About the Schneider Group
The Schneider Group specializes in developing and producing high performancephotographic lenses, cinema projection lenses, as well as industrial optics and precision mechanics. The group comprises Jos. Schneider Optische Werke, founded in Bad Kreuznach in 1913, and its subsidiaries Pentacon (Dresden), ISK Optics GmbH (Göttingen), Schneider Optics (New York, Los Angeles), Schneider Bando (Seoul), Schneider Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) and Schneider Optical Technologies (Shenzhen). The company’s main brand is Schneider-Kreuznach. It has around 660 employees worldwide, with 360 based in its German headquarters. For years now the group has been a world market leader in the area of high performance lenses.