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Zeiss Standard Speed Set

The Arri Zeiss Standard Speed Set MKII PL primes have been a big hitter in the film industry for the past 40 years and are still considered some of the best today. Considered as direct competition to the Cooke Speed Panchro primes, they are, however, thought of by most as being optically superior, offering a sharper and more punchy image.

They are relatively small, very solid yet lightweight and with the fast T2.1 aperture, they have a beautiful sharpness and natural bokeh that cannot easily be replicated by modern lenses. The Standard Speeds are also known for their contrasty look and their ability to add that timeless vintage film aesthetic when used on modern digital cameras.

The Standard Speeds beautifully match the Zeiss Super Speed look, having an identical coating and they are sharp all the way open (unlike the supers which get a little softer past about T2). The characteristic of the bokeh achieved by the Standard Speeds is fantastic and is often preferred by lots of established cinematographers over that of the Super Speed primes.

Our Zeiss Standard Speeds Set is comprised of 5 lenses – 16, 24, 32, 50 and 85mm, all at T2.1.

  • Zeiss Standard Speed 16mm T2.1
  • Zeiss Standard Speed 24mm T2.1
  • Zeiss Standard Speed 32mm T2.1
  • Zeiss Standard Speed 50mm T2.1
  • Zeiss Standard Speed 85mm T2.1

Close Focus: 10”
Coverage: Super 35
Front Diameter: 80mm
Weight: 0.66kg


Close Focus: 14”
Coverage: Super 35
Front Diameter: 80mm


Close Focus: 2’
Coverage: Super 35
Front Diameter: 80mm
Weight: 0.47kg


Close Focus: 1'6”
Coverage: Super 35
Front Diameter: 80mm
Weight: 0.5kg


Close Focus: 3’
Coverage: Super 35
Front Diameter: 80mm
Weight: 0.7kg