The Ultra Prime lenses are lightweight standard speed lenses that have been developed in a cooperation of ARRI and ZEISS. They are a perfect optical match to the high speed ARRI / ZEISS Master Prime lenses. Both companies have been renown for their lenses for almost fifty years.
One of the most frequent questions we receive at Duclos Lenses is in regards to the different versions of the Zeiss Super Speeds. Sticking to just the 35mm format (not 16mm format) version of Zeiss high speed primes, we’ll discuss some of the basic differences in an attempt to clarify some common misconceptions around the heritage of these illustrious prime lenses.
Zoom lenses have a long and complex history dating back to the early 1800s. The first zoom lens was invented by a man named George Eastman in 1892, although it was not actually called a “zoom lens.” Eastman’s invention was actually a type of telescopic camera that used a series of lenses to increase the magnification of an image.