Since 2008, filmmakers have been in the market for full frame cine primes. Lenses that cover the larger format yet still offer all the mechanical advantages of a proper cinema lens.
How do the Contax lenses fair compared to it’s contemporaries? Let’s look at the Contax line compared to other Zeiss lenses both new and old: the Super Speeds, Classic (ZE/ZF.2) and CP.2s.
Some time ago now, I was in the market for a set of high quality lenses for cinema use and investigated the various offerings available.