Do You Need A Cine Lens? (ft. Zeiss CP.2 50mm/T1.5, Canon 50mm f/1.2L & f/1.8 II)

Warren and Lok see how a $US4,000 Zeiss 50mm Cine compares against Canon’s $125 nifty fifty and the $1,450 50mm f/1.2 L.


Pricing reference:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM:
Carl Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T1.5 T*:

Two of the more expensive 50mm lenses available on the market. One is a Cine, and the other is for DSLRs. Is the Cine lens necessarily better for video, and vice versa?

Main Features:

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Large f/1.2 aperture
USM autofocus
Super Spectra coatings
Circular aperture for excellent background bokeh
Provides distance information for the E-TTL II flash system

Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T1.5 T*
Great flare suppression through T* anti-reflex coating and internal light traps
Calibrated lens scales
Standard focus and iris gear positions
Robust and reliable cine style housing
Interchangeable mounts

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