Band Pro announces new Carl Zeiss +0.5 DigiDiopter™


Band Pro Film & Digital introduces the Carl Zeiss +0.5 DigiDiopter™. This new optic joins the DigiDiopter line of HD-quality diopters, currently available in +1 and +2 magnifications.

The only ZEISS-quality diopters available, DigiDiopters are designed to work in conjunction with the popular ZEISS DigiPrime® and DigiZoom™ series, as well as all other top-grade 2/3″ HD lenses. Carl Zeiss DigiDiopters are the ideal optical tool for extreme close ups or wide angle shots with a shallow depth of field. They attach easily to the front of the lens to provide increased close-focus range and magnification capability.

DigiDiopters employ a unique, achromatic dual-lens assembly to minimize color fringing and spherical aberration, common problems with traditional single lens diopters. The ZEISS optical design ensures a high-resolution, high-contrast image with consistent precision anywhere in the frame. Carefully selected optical glass elements and the Zeiss proprietary T* anti-reflective coating — the same coating applied to Carl Zeiss DigiPrime®, and DigiZoom™ lenses — reduce light loss and flare, while improving transmission for crisp images with saturated colors and accurate blacks. DigiDiopters are designed to optically match the DigiPrime, and DigiZoom’s color balance, contrast, and overall image quality.

Weighing about 10 ounces (285g) each, Zeiss DigiDiopters can be attached to the camera lens – or to each other – via a single thumbscrew. A unique self-centering clamping mechanism maintains a proper distance between diopter and lens and keeps them parallel to each other, ensuring optimal image quality. This mounting system puts the least amount of stress on the lens itself, while keeping the DigiDiopters securely in place. It also enables stacking the diopters on the front of the lens. The +0.5 can be placed on top of the +1 DigiDiopter to provide a +1.5 magnification or on top of the +2 DigiDiopter to offer a +2.5 magnification. Or all three may be stacked together to affect a full +3.5 magnification.

The ZEISS DigiDiopters are manufactured at the Carl Zeiss Optics factory in Oberkochen, Germany and marketed worldwide exclusively by Band Pro Film & Digital. For more information, go to, or contact Michael Bravin at Band Pro Film & Digital, 3403 West Pacific Avenue, Burbank, CA 91505, Phone: 818/841-9655, Fax: 818/841-7649, e-mail:

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