Leitz Cine Wetzlar represents the highest quality available for the most demanding motion picture environments. Originally founded as CW Sonderoptic in 2008 to design, manufacture and market Leitz-branded cine lenses for film, television and commercial production. It is based at Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany, the original hometown of Ernst Leitz and Leica Camera.
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The NEW Leitz Primes are a culmination of Leitz's optical and mechanical engineering experience. One of the most recognized and awarded names in optics, Leitz has brought a no-compromise original design to cinematographers who seek an unrivaled quality to their imagery. Twelve high-speed, full frame focal lengths make up one of the most sophisticated prime lens sets available.
The perfect compliment to the Leitz Primes, the NEW Leitz zooms are a well balanced pair of high-quality cinema zoom lenses. With a full frame image circle and a relatively fast aperture, the Leitz Zooms are a powerful duo that'll bring confidence and speed to any production. Their compact size and weight make them even more versatile as a creative film making tool.
The Leitz Thalia prime lenses offer a consistently cinematic look and feel throughout the range of 9 lenses from 24mm to 180mm with an image circle of 60mm. The lenses are incredibly lightweight and compact with a matched front diameter of 95mm and are available in PL mount with /i Technology metadata contacts. The unique always-round iris design creates a bokeh that is smooth, distinct and full of character. And although these are not vintage lenses, the Leica Thalias offer many of the characteristics that have led cinematographers to pair older lenses with digital sensors. They are smooth, forgiving, and clear without being overly sharp.
With innovative optical composition and advanced mechanical designs, the Summilux-C primes from CW Sonderoptic are among the most desirable high speed prime lenses ever made. Consisting of a dozen focal lengths ranging from 16mm to 135mm, the Summilux-C primes feature a constant maximum T1.4 aperture. The unique formula of aspherical elements, proprietary anti-reflective coatings, and exotic materials provide a truly unique look that provide a highly precise image while maintaining a character all their own.
The little brother to the Summilux-C primes, the Summicron C primes also feature color matched optics, advanced optical designs, and robust, reliable build quality. The Summicron-C primes incorporate a consistent T2.0 aperture across the ten focal lengths, all with a comparably compact, lightweight form factor. The Summicron-C primes also benefit from an impressive image circle, perfect for working with sensors slightly larger than Super 35 format.
M 0.8 Primes
Leitz's beloved classic prime lenses re-engineered to offer cinema friendly features such as geared focus and iris rings. Don't underestimate the Leitz M0.8 primes when comparing them to larger, heavier cinema lenses. The heritage of the Leitz M 0.8 primes is undeniable. Compatible with any Leitz M body or with Alexa Mini or RED DSMC2 with tailored M mount.