what are master primes?
Posted 03 March 2006 - 12:29 PM
could someone here PLEASE tell me what a master prime is? i am from germany, and am not very familiar with the english descriptions...
thanks a lot,
Posted 03 March 2006 - 01:01 PM
Zeiss Master Primes are the newest Zeiss prime lenses. The range goes from 16mm to 100mm and all the lenses are T1.3. Optically they are the best lenses on the market. They do not breathe at all and the out-of-focus highlights are perfect circles. They also are very sharp all the way through to the edges. I am shooting with them this weekend and yesterday we put them on the projector at Arri. They are sharper at T1.3 than Ultra Primes are at T2.8. Also there is hardly a difference in sharpness between wide open and two stops down.
Posted 03 March 2006 - 01:15 PM
Do you know if the Master Primes can handle a shot directly into lights as well as the Ultra Primes? Are there any conditions under which Ultra Primes will still give a superior image, or have the Master Primes surpassed them in all respects? Thank you.
They are sharper at T1.3 than Ultra Primes are at T2.8. Also there is hardly a difference in sharpness between wide open and two stops down.
Posted 03 March 2006 - 02:57 PM