Zeiss Master Primes

If Elvis was a DOP – he’d shoot on Master Primes – this much we know as fact.

Danny Cohen – also used them on the Kings Speech spectacular use of Arri’s flag ship lenses, remember the close ups on wide lenses as Firth try’s to learn to speak?

Roger Deakins BSC says the following:

“I find the Master Primes excellent wide open. This seems like a true stop to me and the clarity of the lenses is quite remarkable. Highlights bloom a little larger, which is common to all such lenses, and they seems even less prone to a flare/kick on the glass  when stopped down.”

“The entire first night sequence in ‘No Country…’ was shot wide open on the Master Primes. It was the first time I had used them. You can see clearly from the scene the clarity of the lenses and the headlight bloom I am talking about.”

 

MMSpeedWeightCFLengthFront Diameter
18T1.32.2kg14"153mm114mm
25T1.32.3kg14"153mm114mm
27T1.32.3kg14"153mm114mm
32T1.32.3kg14"153mm114mm
40T1.32.3kg16"153mm114mm
50T1.32.7kg20"153mm114mm
65T1.32.6kg2'3"153mm114mm
75T1.32.8kg2'9"153mm114mm
100T1.32.9kg3'6"153mm114mm
135T1.32.8kg3'3"172mm114mm
150T1.34kg14"262mm134mm
100 MacroT2.0 / T4.32.6kg0.35mm // 13 3/4"202, 7mm114mm