£110.00 / day£440.00 / week
Zeiss ZF prime
EF Mount, Nikon ZF Mount
Full Frame, Super-35
VMI Zeiss sets have been modified to include a follow-focus ring which will allow an ARRI MFF1 follow focus to operate without attaching an external gear and the fronts have been modified to give a consistent 80mm donut size.
This is the declicked version of the ZF Prime set which offers smooth adjustment of iris. However please note that the declicked version will NOT work with Nikon camera bodies, as the iris will remain fully open. If you are using Nikon camera bodies, then select the Zeiss ZF CLICKED version.
High quality EF lens adapters can be supplied without additional charge to allow these lenses to work with cameras with EF mount at no additional charge – please request this when ordering.
Some people want to know why we have broken with tradition and do not supply a conventional 18, 25, 35, 50, 85mm set. This is because these are not a speed-matched set with a common F stop, so this will become 18mm/F3.5 (slow), 25mm/T2.9, then 35mm/T2.0, & 50/85mm both T1.4 . Instead a 21mm has T2.9, 28, 35mm are matched T2.0 and 50 & 85 are matched T1.4 which we find a better combination. Also the jump between an 18mm and 25mm is quite large, besides which the 18mm vignettes with the 5D MkII/MkIII, so 21, 28, 35, 50, 85 is a happy compromise!
These lenses are also available in uncoated form.
Zeiss ZF Distagon/ZF Planar DSLR Prime Set (DECLICKED)
Note that VMI supplies all Zeiss ZF prime lenses with 80mm front element adapters, to allow them all to have a standard 80mm donut fitting for ease of using matte boxes.
However, these are removable to expose the original screw-in thread to fit screw-in adapters like the Genus variable ND screw-in filters.
However, the Zeiss ZF lenses are really inconsistent. 21mm (87mm); 28mm (64mm); 35mm (64mm); 50mm (66mm); 85mm (77mm). So if clients want to use screw-in adapters, then we would recommend that they use Canon L_USM Prime lenses instead.
Designed specifically for DSLR Cameras such as the Canon EOS 7D and 5D MkII and also compatible with AF-101 and PMW-F3 with suitable adapters available from VMI and also Letus Ultimate 35mm adapter for small cameras.
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