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Price of the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens announced

Zeiss Otus 28mm f:1.4 lens

The US price of the latest Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens is $4,990. The lens is available in both Nikon and Canon mounts. The expected shipping date is February, 2016. Additional information on the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZF.2 lens can be found here. Via NikonRumors

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Some Zeiss Loxia/Batis lens rumors


Some Zeiss Loxia/Batis lens rumors: One new Loxia lens expected to be announced next year (2016), probably around/for Photokina (see current Loxia product line). Possible focal length: between 85mm-100mm, aperture: f/2.8 or f/2. One possibility is a re-design of the Zeiss 85mm f/2 Sonnar lens (already discontinued). Don’t expect any ultra-wide Loxia lenses in the future […]

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Contax digital camera concept

A reader sent me those renderings of two Contax digital concept cameras. Don’t expect to see them in your local camera store anytime soon. Here is the second camera:

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The latest DxOMark tests

Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art  lens review

Zeiss Loxia 2/50 Sony E-mount lens review can be found here: “Anyone looking for a small, high-grade 50mm lens for the Sony A7-series cameras will find a lot to like about the Zeiss Loxia. Not only is it relatively small and lightweight compared with other lens options such as the 55mm Otus (which could be […]

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Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens (ZF.2 and ZE) announced

Zeiss Otus 28mm f:1.4 lens

The previously rumored Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens is now officially announced and will available in Nikon and Canon mounts (ZF.2 and ZE) in the second quarter of 2016. The retail sales price is not available, but given the price of other Otus lenses, expect new 1.4/28 to cost around $4,000. Additional information, including technical specifications, […]

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Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 full frame lens with Sony E-mount announced


Zeiss announced a new Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 full frame lens with Sony E-mount. The price is $1,499 (pre-order link). Shipping starts in December 2015. The first review of the new lens can be found here. Technical data for the Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21 lens: Focal length 21 mm Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22 Lens elements/groups 11 / […]

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Coming soon: Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Loxia, Zeiss 28mm f/1.4 Otus, Fuji XF 35mm f/2 R lenses


Some new Zeiss and Fuji lenses are rumored to be announced before the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC (October 21-24): Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Loxia FE lens to be announced on October 12th (Distagon design like the new Milvus 21mm, 11 elements in 9 groups, will ship in December) Zeiss 28mm f/1.4 Otus lens to be announced on October 14th Fuji […]

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Zeiss discontinues nine different lenses in various mounts


In case you missed my post over at NikonRumors: Cosina Japan announced the discontinuation of the following Zeiss lenses (some of them are being replaced by the new Milvus collection): Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18 ZF Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZF.2, ZE Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25 ZF, ZS Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 ZF Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZF.2, ZE, […]

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Zeiss announces Milvus – new line of full frame, manual focus lenses for Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras


Zeiss announced six new Milvus lenses as a part of their new line of full frame primes for Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras (with manual focus). Additional information is available here. Check the US pricing at B&H and Adorama: Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZF.2 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZF.2 Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M ZF.2 […]

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New Zeiss Otus 24mm f/1.4 lens could be announced this week


Lloyd Chambers mentioned on his website that he is traveling to Zeiss in Oberkochen, Germany to attend a special Zeiss press event that will take place later this week: “I’ve never been to see Zeiss in Germany, and so off I go (8 Sept) to attend a special Zeiss press event later this week.” This […]

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