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Zeiss CP.2 without the price tag? A look at cinema modified Zeiss ZE lenses

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[img]http://www.eoshd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/cinematics-compact-prime-ct2.jpg[/img]

Spot the difference! Those crafty Chinese are at it again!

[url="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=10&pub=5574929666&toolid=10001&campid=5336727214&customid=&icep_uq=film+lens&icep_sellerId=roking2008&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg"]See the lenses on eBay here[/url][img]http://rover.ebay.com/roverimp/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=10&pub=5574929666&toolid=10001&campid=5336727214&customid=&uq=film+lens&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER][/img]

Cinematics have started offering ‘film lenses’ which are Zeiss Compact Prime copies – cinema modified Zeiss ZE (Canon mount) full frame lenses at up to one quarter of the price of a real Compact Prime. Optically they remain the same as standard ZE but as you can see from the image above a CP.2 style housing is added (left) to create a “CT.2″.

This includes gearing for a follow focus, T-stop marks instead of F-stop, cinema standard front thread size as well as a stepless aperture ring.

[url="http://www.eoshd.com/content/8266/zeiss-cp-2-without-the-price-tag-a-look-at-cinema-modified-ze-lenses/"]Read full article[/url]

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