Zeiss now shipping Compact Prime CP.2 F & MFT lenses

Zeiss today posted on their Twitter account that shipment of the Compact Prime CP.2 F & MFT lenses will start this week. The CP.2 product line was introduced in September of 2010. The different lens versions cost between $3,900 and $ $4,900. More info from zeiss.com:

  • Interchangeable mount allows a mix of HDSLR systems with traditional cine cameras
  • Full-frame coverage (24 x 36mm ) for focal lengths 21 to 100 mm, including a 50 mm macro lens
  • Common aperture of T2.1 for the standard lens set
  • No need for adapter solutions anymore
  • Four different mounts available (PL, EF, F and MFT mount)
  • High stability due to support bracket, which is included for additional lens stability
  • Sweet spot effect with APS-C sensors
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  • I once used the CP.2 85 T2.1 on a 5D2. Very nice lens with good resolution. But I wasn’t expecting any less from a $5000 something manual focus T2 lens (that’s probably f/2 at best).

    Most if not all CP.2 lenses seem to be the ZF/ZE/ZK line lenses in larger barrels and T-stop ratings with their f-numbers hidden.


    • dasdas

      it is not hidden. T stops are more real then fstops.
      you can have f2 and still slower then T2, especially modern complex lenses…

  • camaman

    1.5KG in a lens that is only 13cm long!? How dd they manage that?
    Solid gold!?

    • dasdas

      thick and dense (therefor high res) glass, solid metal.
      pure awesomeness

  • arrirri

    Im buying a 28mm pl lens and wonder if to go with the new CP.2 28mm 2.1 for $4500 or a older slightly used Zeiss 28mm standard prime 2.1 for the same price. The older is smaller in size but about the same weight. Other pros/cons?

  • Those lenses are actually not Zeiss made. They licensed the design of they still photography lenses to Cosina, who manufactures the Compact 2 series. Still a pretty good set of lenses, perfect for HD and film cameras.

  • Brad

    Just for curiosity how much more performance does a 5K zeiss lens provide compared to say a top of the line Nikon lens i.e 85mm 1.4 or the like?

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