ZEISS Lens Gear: Fixed in a Flash
The ZEISS Otus, ZEISS Milvus and ZEISS Loxia lenses are now also compatible with follow focus systems. How? The new ZEISS Lens Gear Rings in the four sizes mini, small, medium and large turn camera lenses into movie lenses in a flash.
ZEISS Lens Gears boast impressive versatility and no-fuss mounting
The ZEISS Lens Gear Rings are made of premium aluminum with a hardened surface coating, are slid onto the relevant lens and attached to the focus ring of the lens simply by turning the two counteracting rings. “This means the ZEISS Lens Gears can be attached in a flash – and you don’t even need any tools to do so,” explains Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS Camera Lenses.
Holding one ring firmly, turn the other clockwise to attach the lens and counter-clockwise to remove it.
Four different sizes for all ZEISS Otus, ZEISS Milvus and ZEISS Loxia lenses
The ZEISS Lens Gears are available in four different sizes: mini, small, medium and large. “They fit on the different lenses of various diameters precisely and securely,” continues Casenave. “The use of a follow focus system enables optimal focusing, and the ZEISS camera lenses receive functions resembling those of a full-fledged movie lens.” This now allows customers to achieve professional results with the camera lenses and makes any handling difficulties a thing of the past.
The ZEISS Lens Gears are supplied with a rubber-covered band, the GumGum, which features an adhesive surface. This means the inner diameter can be reduced accordingly, thus supporting other lens sizes. The GumGum also protects against scratches and other damage to the focus ring of the lens.
The benefits at a glance:
- Quick mounting – no tools needed
- Made of lightweight aluminum
- Hardened surface coating
- Features a 0.8 pitched gear
- Follow focus runs smoother than ever before
- No more screwdrivers, worn-out belts or protruding straps
The ZEISS Lens Gears are made of premium aluminum with a hardened surface coating. They slide onto the lens and are attached to the focus ring simply by turning the two counteracting rings.
Available from 21 April 2016
Orders are now being accepted for the ZEISS Lens Gears. Delivery will begin immediately on receipt of order. The recommended retail price of the individual ZEISS Lens Gear rings is between €150 and €180 (incl. 19% sales tax)*.
|Size||Diameter||Price (excl. VAT)|
|Mini||62 – 69 mm
60 – 67 mm (with GumGum
|150,42 € / $179|
|Small||71 – 77 mm
69 – 75 mm (with GumGum)
|158,82 € / $189|
|Medium||78 – 84 mm
76 – 82 mm (with GumGum)
|167,23 € / $199|
|Large||86 – 93 mm
84 – 91 mm (with GumGum)
|175,63 € / $209|
|Lens||ZEISS Lens Gear||ZF.2||ZE|
|ZEISS Otus 1.4/28||Large||X||X|
|ZEISS Otus 1.4/55||Medium||X||X|
|ZEISS Otus 1.4/85||Large||X||X|
|ZEISS Milvus 2.8/21||Small (with GumGum)||X||X|
|ZEISS Milvus 2/35||Mini
|ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50||Medium||X||X|
|ZEISS Milvus 2/50M||Medium (with GumGum)||X||X|
|ZEISS Milvus 1.4/85||Large||X||X|
|ZEISS Milvus 2/100M||Not useful*|
|ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21||Mini (with GumGum)||X|
|ZEISS Loxia 2/35||Mini (with GumGum)||X|
|ZEISS Loxia 2/50||Mini (with GumGum)||X|
*Not compatible due to barrel movement