Schneider Cinelux Première lenses set the new high standard for projection optics, enabling you to design your image as never before. Manufactured using advanced aspheric technology and featuring a f1.7 relative aperture, the revolutionary Cinelux Première lenses project up to 40% more light than a standard f2 lens, while producing images with superb edge-to-edge illumination, greater depth of focus, rich color saturation, true blcaks and ultra-high contrast. The resolution provided by the Cinelux Première delivers an incredible consistency throughout the entire image area of any screen.
Schneider's unique variable iris feature enables you to easily achieve the optimal screen illumination for any format, without having to adjust lamp currents or focus when switching between formats. This makes the new Cinelux Première the ideal lens for multiplex cinemas constructed for constant-width images, as it enables projectionists to quickly and easily make aperture adjustments when switching to and from the Cinemascope format, to maintain the desired 16 footlamberts of brightness no matter what the format. As the illumination of xenon projection bulbs reduce with age, Cinelux Première allows you to compensate by simply adjusting the lens aperture to maintain the optimal light level.
In small rooms, such as screening rooms or smaller multiplex auditoriums, you can improve depth of focus and achieve perfectly uniform illumination simply by reducing the lens aperture. Cinelux Première variable iris may be adjusted from the maximum aperture of f1.7 to a minimum of f4.0.