Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 Super Speed Kit

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Compact Prime CP.2 Super Speed lenses offer you the performance you need to get the scene right. They are an ideal complement to the existing range of CP.2 lenses.

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  • T1.5 for use in low-light situations and for cinematic depth of field
  • Interchangeable mount
  • Full-frame coverage
  • Standard focus and iris gear positions
  • Compact size and low weight of 0.9 to 1.1 kg
  • Robust cine-style housing with the ability to utilize a follow-focus system
  • Standard focus and iris gear positions


The aperture of T1.5 gives you an even wider range of creative possibilities when shooting in low light environments or when aiming to achieve a cinematic shallow depth of field. Giving you the freedom to experiment and the flexibility to make your vision become reality.

Interchangeable Mount

The Compact Prime CP.2 lenses are the world's first cine lenses designed for use with HDSLR cameras. The interchangeable mount guarantees high flexibility for present and future use in any situation and for a wide range of camera platforms.

  • Allows a mix of HDSLR systems with traditional cine cameras, for maximum flexibility on set
  • No need for adapter solutions anymore •   Three different mounts available (PL, EF and F mount)

Ready for the Future

The Compact Prime CP.2 lenses cover a full-frame image format without vignetting. Combined with the interchangeable mount, the Compact Prime CP.2 offers the possibility to upgrade to any number of existing or future cine and still cameras while still utilizing the same set of lenses.

  • Full-frame coverage (24 x 36 mm) for focal lengths 21 to 100 mm
  • Sweet spot effect with APS-C sensors

Unique 14-Blade Iris

The iris opening of the Compact Prime CP.2 lenses is created by 14 high precision blades. It stays consistently round and symmetrical over the entire T-stop range. This translates into natural and pleasing out-of-focus highlights and a smooth bokeh. Together they help create and capture special moments on film.

High Optical Performance

The modern lens design as well as the cine manufacturing process and tight tolerances ensure low distortion, high resolution and excellent color rendition for sharp, punchy images.

  • High resolution and contrast
  • Low distortion
  • Color matched

Full Frame Coverage

With its long history in both photo and cine lenses, Carl Zeiss is dedicated to supporting filmmakers and allowing them to benefit from the highest possible image quality in any situation. The new Compact Prime CP.2 lenses offer professional quality on a budget and have been designed for both film cameras and the emerging generation of digital motion picture cameras. Covering the Super 35 as well as the full-frame still format, makes these lenses a safe investment for the future.

Made For The Set

Switching between traditional film, digital PL cine cameras and HDSLR cameras is no longer an issue. The improved functionality of Compact Prime CP.2 lenses means better ergonomics compared to standard SLR lenses:

  • standard housing dimensions
  • standard focus and iris gear positions
  • consistent front diameter
  • robust construction
  • longer focus rotation and a manual focus
  • stable exposure due to manual operated aperture


Shot with the 35mm CP.2 Super Speed

Carl Zeiss Lenses - Tumulus (35mm) from Carl Zeiss Lenses on Vimeo.

Shot with the 50mm CP.2 Super Speed

Carl Zeiss Lenses - Tumulus (50mm) from Carl Zeiss Lenses on Vimeo.

Shot with the 85mm CP.2 Super Speed

Carl Zeiss Lenses - Tumulus (85mm) from Carl Zeiss Lenses on Vimeo.

Top Tech

As part of the ACS Top Tech series Tom Gleeson and Mike Seymour discuss the new Zeiss CP.2 Super Speed lenses comparing them with the new Canon CN-E primes, using the much loved Zeiss Arri Ultraprimes as their benchmark.

More information and for frame grabs from the test can be found on the ACS website here. Thanks to all those from the ACS Technical Committee; David Wakeley ACS, Franc Biffone, Dan Freene ACS and Lemac Rentals who participated in this round of testing.

Top Tech – Canon CN-E & Zeiss Compact Primes from ACS on Vimeo.


Compact Prime CP.2
Super Speed
Aperture Close Focus1 Length2 Front diameter Weight AOV3
CP.2 35 mm/T1.5
Super Speed
T 1.5 to T 22 0.3 m / 12'' 91 mm / 3.58'' 114 mm / 4.5'' 1.1 kg / 2.4 lbs 39°
CP.2 50 mm/T1.5
Super Speed
T 1.5 to T 22 0.45 m / 18'' 80 mm / 3.15'' 114 mm / 4.5'' 0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs 28°
CP.2 85 mm/T1.5
Super Speed
T 1.5 to T 22 1 m / 3'3'' 80 mm / 3.15'' 114 mm / 4.5'' 0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs 17°

1Close focus distance is measured from the image plane
2Front to PL mount flange
3Horizontal angle of view for an ANSI Super 35 Silent camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.33, dimensions 24.9
 mm x 18.7 mm / 0.98" x 0.74")