When you turn motion into emotion. ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3

When you turn motion into emotion. ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3
When you turn motion into emotion.
ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T*
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unique moments.
ZEISS LWZ.3 21-100mm
Unique moments. Unique images. Unique stories.
Cinematic look
Being a filmmaker, every single shooting day awaits you with
Superior performance
its individual, unforeseen challenges. Even if you plan your
The new ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/
shoot carefully, unexpected moments are sometimes just what
T2.9-3.9 T* zoom lens (ZEISS LWZ.3) supports you
you need. It’s your ambition to capture our world’s unique,
with superior performance in any imaginable shooting
unreproducible moments. What could be more important to
situation. Whether you are shooting a short film, a TV movie,
you than a powerful toolset?
a commercial, a corporate video or a TV drama, a soap
or a documentary under the most difficult conditions,
the ZEISS LWZ.3 is a powerful, handy and trustworthy
companion on the front of your camera.
Sophisticated lens design
An innovative and sophisticated lens design results in a
tremendously lightweight lens, still accompanied by the
outstanding optical performance you are familiar with
using ZEISS lenses. Your shots will stand out with pin-sharp
structures, vibrant colors and high contrast. Nicely shaped
out-of-focus lights, a lovely bokeh and focus roll-off
produce the desired cinematic look and feel of a scene.
The focus will be steady over the entire focal length. There is
The robust gears and fixed gear positions allow you to easily
no shift of focus while zooming in and out, as is common with
attach follow focus or wireless lens control systems. The
still photography lenses.
completely lightweight and resilient design is predestined
for drone, gimbal and steady cam applications.
The focal length range between 21 mm and 100 mm supplies
you with a wide scope for choosing the perfect angle and the
Ready to face the next challenge? We like you to focus on the
ability to capture a unique moment at any second, without
story in front of your lens – not on technical troubleshooting
having to spend a lot of time changing lenses. Even at 21 mm
and fretful workarounds. Make friends with the tough-minded
the lens makes no compromises. The image has extremely low
ZEISS LWZ.3 and be game for the dazzling array of adventures
distortion, is free of vignetting and the MTF curves confirm
yet to come.
sharpness from edge to edge.
Cine-style ergonomics
On a bustling set you will definitely appreciate the cine-style
ergonomics of the ZEISS LWZ.3. A rugged, splash-proof
housing gives you enough freedom even in ambitious shooting
conditions – both indoors and outdoors. Each ZEISS LWZ.3 has
individually calibrated, continuously precise scales.
Mastering the balance between weight, size,
steadiness and optical performance
Product features
Calibrated focus scales and a
nearly 300-degree rotation angle
allow precise focus pulling.
The special ZEISS T* coating
reflects any unwanted stray
light, thus ensuring superior
high contrast, deep black
and saturated colors.
A rugged, splash-proof
housing gives you a reliable
lens in any ambitious shooting
environment out there.
A parfocal lens design
eliminates irritating focus shift
while zooming in and out.
Keep the action in focus –
at all times!
Controlled stray light and high contrast
Parfocal lens design
Weighing just 2 kg / 4.4 lbs, the ZEISS
LWZ.3 is a real featherweight in a robust
metal housing. But the ZEISS LWZ.3 is
still easy to use and features outstanding
optical performance.
The interchangeable mount
system allows you to switch
easily between different
camera systems and is a flexible,
future-proof investment.
You will appreciate the cine-style
ergonomics with calibrated,
precisely fanned-out and smoothly
moving scales.
Benefits at a glance:
• Future-proof investment
• Compact and lightweight design
• Can be used with all lens control systems
• Covers Super 35 sensor cameras
• Cine-style ergonomics
• Robust and reliable
• Cinematic look thanks to 11 blade aperture
Watch the
Shims to adjust flange focal distance; Mount including
demonstration of
threaded black inner ring; Adapter ring with support
our interchangable
bracket; Torx screws using a torque of 0.4 Nm; Screws;
mount system
Siemens star test chart
Interchangeable mount system
A future-proof solution
The ZEISS LWZ.3 is equipped with an easy-to-operate,
interchangeable mount system. It enables you to
switch quickly from a typical cine-style PL-mount to
four other mounts (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, MFT).
A truly great feature that promises a flexible and
future-proof investment in today’s rapidly developing
camera market.
Nikon F-mount
Sony E-mount
“We shot this project with a Sony FS7
(an E-mount camera). My next project
might be with an ARRI Mini camera with
PL and I don’t know what kind of camera
I will use next year. So the flexible mount
change solution is a great benefit for me.”
Adi Geisegger, cinematographer
ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3
Focal length
21–100 mm
Aperture range
2.9 to 22
Lens elements / Groups
22 lenses / 18 groups
Close focus
0.8 m / 2'8"
Rotation angle of focusing ring
(inf – MOD)
Zoom rotation angle
Aperture rotation angle
Front diameter
114 mm / 4.49"
226 mm / 8.9"
2.0 kg / 4.4 lbs
Aperture blades
ANSI Super 35 / 31.1mm
Horizontal Angle of View
61– 9°
Super 35
Normal 35
45– 9°
Close focus distance is measured from the image plane
Front to PL-mount flange
Horizontal angle of view for an ANSI Super 35 Silent camera aperture
(aspect ratio 1:1.33, dimensions 24.9 mm x 18.7 mm / 0.98" x 0.74")
Horizontal angle of view for a Normal 35 Academy camera aperture
(aspect ratio 1:1.37, dimensions 22 mm x 16 mm / 0.87" x 0.63")
Horizontal angle of view for an APS-C camera aperture
(aspect ratio 1:1.50, dimensions 22.3 mm x 14.9 mm / 0.88" x 0.59")
Horizontal angle of view for a Micro 4/3 (MFT) camera aperture
(aspect ratio 1:1.33, dimensions 17.3 mm x 13 mm / 0.68" x 0.51")
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Subject to change in design and scope of delivery and as a result of ongoing technical development.
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