MKIII Zeiss Super Speeds

The later models of Super Speeds built and developed from the MK1’s heritage. These lenses keep the same small size factor of the originals but with new mechanics. They have a seven bladed iris which gives you a nice but much more regular bokeh. They are marginally faster than the MK1’s at T1.3 and optically they are sharper and have better contrast to them.

Master Primes eventually took their place as the go-to lens for low light shoots as they were even further optically refined, but the Super Speeds have been a favourite for decades and are still very popular, allowing that fast aperture but retaining more character.

Standard Set Includes:
— 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm

For some great examples of how they look on camera, check out some of these films:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lost in Translation
City of God
Moonrise Kingdom

MMSpeedWeightClose FocusLengthFront Diameter
18T1.32kg10"116mm80mm
25T1.32kg10"90mm80mm
35T1.32kg1¼'93mm80mm
50T1.31kg2½'95mm80mm
85T1.33kg3'90mm80mm
135T2.12kg5'115mm80mm