Spherical Telephoto Zoom – STZ
The Spherical Telephoto Zoom is a 70-200mm, T3.1 zoom lens with a close focus distance of 4¾ feet. Compact and lightweight at 6 pounds and approximately 8½ inches in length, the STZ has the same 4.440 inch front diameter as the Primo® primes.
This zoom combines high contrast and resolution, even field illumination, and minimal optical aberrations. Modern coating technology provides minimal veiling glare, ghosting, and reflections. With great flexibility and excellent imaging performance, this lens is suitable for both zooming and as a variable prime at fixed focal lengths. The STZ maintains a constant aperture at all zoom and focus positions.
Panavision’s lightweight zooms are ideal for Steadicam shots or for handheld use with any of the Panavision 35mm cameras, especially the Millennium® XL2 or the Lightweight.
Lightweight Zoom 1 – LWZ1
The LWZ-1 is a T2.8 lens with a focal length range of 27-68mm and a close focus distance of 3 feet. The lens weighs 2 pounds without the zoom motor (3 pounds with motor attached). At 5 inches length with a diameter of 3½ inches, the lens comes with five complementary 72mm filters.
Lightweight Zoom 2 – LWZ2
The LWZ-2 – a T2.8 lens with a focal length range of 17.5-34mm and a close focus distance of 1½ feet – weighs less than 1½ pounds. With an overall length of 4 inches and diameter of 3½ inches, the LWZ2 accepts stackable 77mm front filters.
Lightweight Zoom 3 – LWZ3
The LWZ-3 – a T4 lens with a focal length range of 85-200mm and a close focus distance of 4 feet – weighs 2½ pounds without the zoom motor (3½ pounds with motor attached). It has an overall length of 6½ inches at infinity focus with a diameter of 4 inches and is compatible with 60mm front filters.
Cooke/Panavision Zoom – Z5S
This Panavised version of the Cooke 20-100mm zoom is a T3.1 lens with a close focus distance of 2½ feet.
Cooke/Panavision Super Panazoom® – Z10S/ZC10
The Panavised version of the Cooke 20-250mm zoom is a T4 lens with a close focus distance of 2½ feet.
Angenieux/Panavision Zoom – Z6S
The Panavised version of the Angenieux 20-120mm zoom is a T3 lens with a close focus distance of 3½ feet.
Canon/Panavision Zoom – VFL4X
Panavision has totally re-engineered this Canon varifocal lens to serve as a full-featured motion picture zoom lens. The Panavised version of the Canon 150-600mm zoom lens is T6.3 lens with a close focus distance of 10 feet. With its fully integrated Primo Zoom® mechanical technology, the VFL4X offers superior mechanically stability and precision. While primarily intended for exterior shots, the long focal lengths and close focus capability makes it a frequent choice for interior commercial shooting.
Like the Primo lenses, the Canon/Panavision lens shows focus, T-stop, and zoom scales engraved on both sides of the lens. The lens is compatible with a rear glass screw-in filter, a rear body slide-in glass filter, and a sunshade to reduce glare.