Lenses and filters to pursue your creativity
Whether on set or in the studios, Schneider-Kreuznach lenses and filters always set standards in filmmaking. Developed and manufactured in Germany or the USA, their reputation is well-respected all over the world. We are proud to have been recognized with dozens of prestigious industry honors including the Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Schneider-Kreuznach Cine Lenses – More than a sharp image
Schneider-Kreuznach lenses are the high-quality tool for professional and creative filming. These lenses impress with excellent imaging quality, very low distortion and the harmonious image of uncertain elements in the background.
Our Xenon Full Frame Prime Lenses – a set of matched professional primes, purpose-built from scratch for the demands of today and tomorrow`s cinematography. These German-made optics offer outstanding image quality yet are ruggedly built to withstand the daily rigors of a working set.
The Xenon Full Frame Prime Lens family currently includes 18 mm T2.4, 25 mm T2.1, 35 mm T2.1, 50 mm T2.1, 75 mm T2.1 and 100 mm T2.1 focal lengths.
Each lens offers an all new optical and mechanical design for outstanding operation and performance as well as rugged reliability. The circular 14-blade aperture is specially engineered for a smooth and consistent bokeh. The precision cam driven constant volume focusing design ensures that breathing is minimized. And with a 300-degree barrel rotation, the manual focus markings offer accuracy and repeatability. Additionally all lenses are color-matched for consistency.
Engineered for compatibility with industry standard cine-style accessories like follow focus rigs and matte boxes, the Xenon Full Frame Primes feature identical external dimensions and positioning of focus and gear rings in each focal length. Operators appreciate using the oversized focus and distance scales that are readable on both sides of the lens. To accommodate filters and other accessories, each lens has a 100 mm front diameter and a standard 95 mm thread.
Schneider-Kreuznach Motion Picture and Television Filters – Putting more impact into your images
Schneider-Kreuznach represents also a long history of extraordinary filters for many industries including still photography, high definition, television broadcasting, cinematography, and digital projection. It’s no wonder Schneider-Kreuznach filters for motion pictures and digital cinematography are the finest in the industry.
Our Technical Filters can provide optical solutions for technical problems involving exposure, dynamic range, depth-of-field, color and saturation, refection control and many other imaging problems.
e.g. Schneider-Kreuznach RHOdium FSND filters answers the cinematographer’s call for a truly neutral ND that attenuates light evenly from the near ultra-violet (important for film) through the full visible spectrum and into the near infra-red.
Our Diffusion Filters can enhance the emotional impact of images by softening fine details, adding a warm glow to highlights and other effects.
e.g. The Radiant Soft series expands Schneider-Kreuznach’s diffusion filter line, bringing cinematographers and photographers the ability to give their subject’s skin a radiant, soft glow, while still having control over the contrast, as well as controlling the highlights with very little blooming effect.
Our Sensational Filters can create visually sensational effects, producing brilliant streaks, intense color, magnify minute details, and over-the-top diffusion effects, and more.
e.g. The True-Streak filter line – Clearly the most effective and exciting way to simulate the anarmorphic streak effect with virtually any lens, anamorphic or not.