Carl Zeiss CP.2 15mm T2.9
Carl Zeiss make some of the finest glass available and not just in cine lenses and photo lenses but as an organisation they simply live and breath optics which is very reassuring for me as a film maker.
I've been into Zeiss lenses since I was a child because my father had a Carl Zeiss camera and lenses and so from an early age I was exposed to the brand. But beyond that I can remember my Dad always telling me how sharp Zeiss lenses were and so 30 years on here I am testing a new Zeiss lens. He'd be very impressed I think.
I was fortunate to be given a pre release Carl Zeiss CP.2 15mm T2.09 to test prior to NAB earlier this year and it is a staggering lens. Incredible sharpness edge to edge and fast at T2.9
I shot this for their NAB BluRay. I didn't have much time so drove 20 minutes to the picturesque village of Finchingfield. I had no matte box or ND's so everything was shot at around T 22.