Zeiss Nano Prime Lenses

Zeiss Nano Prime Lenses

ZEISS Nano Primes are cinema lenses designed for modern full frame mirrorless cameras — initially available for Sony E-mount. Lenses for everyone looking for highest performance and cinematic look in a small package. The six focal lengths all feature a consistent high speed of T1.5, come with a small and robust real cine lens housing with professional cine ergonomics and have an interchangeable mount.

Nano Primes are lenses for all cinematographers. No matter if up-and-coming or seasoned DP. For all budgets. No matter if small or big. For all projects. No matter if for commercials, documentaries or music videos, for series, independent or features films. Lenses that check all the boxes when it comes to look, ergonomics, size and weight or lens data workflow. Lenses that you can afford. Lenses that won‘t let you down.​

Comprehensive Focal Range

With a  focal range containing 18mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, Nano Primes ensure all-encompassing angle of views from wide-angle to tele, making them the go-to choice for diverse cinematic needs.

Cinematic Look in Every Shot

The Nano Primes’ high speed combined with their close focus capability delivers captivating shallow depth-of-field, even with wide-angle shots. The maximum aperture of  T1.5 and the rounded 12-blade iris produce an elegant bokeh, enabling the creation of true cinematic images. Offering a versatile and gentle sharpness akin to Supreme Primes, they’re ideal for B-Cam and C-Cam or as a budget-friendly alternative. 

Full Cine Ergonomics in a Small Package

Nano Primes excel in precision and durability. Featuring a compact design with a 95mm front diameter and an 86mm screw-in filter thread, they seamlessly integrate with gimbals and drones. The consistent position of focus and iris rings streamlines lens changes while offering easy-to-read calibrated scales, a smooth 280° focus rotation, and a 90° iris ring rotation for precise control.

Tested for Harsh Conditions

Certified for extreme conditions—cold, rain, and more—Nano Primes undergo rigorous testing, ensuring unmatched durability in the toughest filming environments. Nano Primes are the go-to lenses for everyday.

Interchangeable mount

The Nano Primes are ready for the easy exchange of additional mounts thanks to the proven ZEISS IMS (Interchangeable Mount System). With a user-adjustable back focus via shims, the lenses ensure precise scales even with entry-level cameras for which mount mechanics normally have higher tolerances. 

Electronic Interface for Real-Time Lens Data

Thanks to the integrated electronic interface on the mount, the Nano Primes transmit real-time metadata such as focal length, focus distance and aperture to the camera. Further lens data for distortion and vignetting ist available in the ZEISS CinCraft ecosystem and thus for post-production (CinCraft Mapper) as well as in the recently introduced CinCraft Scenario camera tracking system.

Precision Manufacturing & Worldwide Service

ZEISS Nano Prime lenses are assembled by hand and engraved with individually calibrated scales. Serviceability is a top priority starting in the initial stages of the development process. ZEISS has built up a global service network in the recent years with authorized service stations offering service according to factory standards in the US, Europe and Asia.

More information on the Zeiss website here.

Share this post