Cosina officially discontinues the Zeiss SLR Classic series of lenses


Cosina Japan officially announced that the following Zeiss SLR Classic series lenses have been discontinued: 2.8/15, 3.5/18, 2/25, 2/28, 1.4/35, 2/135. Several of the Zeiss Classic lenses are still available for sale in the US, some with a big discount - for example: the Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* lens is now $923 off, while the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 lens is $1,151 off.


Back in 2015 Zeiss replaced their SLR classic lens series with the new Milvus line of lenses specifically designed for digital cameras (DSLRs). Currently, a total of 11 Zeiss Milvus lenses have already been announced.


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  • Zos Xavius

    End of an era

  • Aditya Gupta

    We have lost some jewels….

  • v.r.

    What a pitty

  • Mark Dalpé

    Very sad. Especially the 25/2 what a gem of an optic. Almost no CA on a fast wide with great resolution was such a rare treat.

    • Les

      The Milvus 25 is a 1.25kg beast. The two “classic” 25s are 1/2 and 1/3 that weight, respectively, for the 2.0 and 2.8.

  • CHD

    Hmm…the 135mm f2 would be a nice lens for my SL.

  • Enche Tjin

    I have 135mm f2 and 25mm f2. Great lenses, with nice built but not overprice and overweight 🙂 grab it while you can.

  • J-Man

    If only the EF lenses had aperture rings, I’d have bought a full set, and no, I’m not interested in the Nikon versions.
    These lenses look so much better than the plastic Milvus and Otus.

  • ZMWT

    Zeiss has gone mad. If they read these threads, let them know history will remember them as losers.

  • Mistral75

    Cosina took the news down. It was there yesterday, it isn’t any more.

    http://www.cosina.co.jp/index.html

    Yesterday, on the top left you found:

    2017.12.07 カールツァイス
    【生産終了案内】 ZEISS SLR classicシリーズの 一部製品
    (2.8/15, 3.5/18, 2/25, 2/28, 1.4/35, 2/135) が生産終了しました

    Translation:

    12.07.2017 Carl Zeiss
    【Notice of production end】 ‘ZEISS SLR classic’ series of products
    Manufacturing of (2.8/15, 3.5/18, 2/25, 2/28, 1.4/35 and 2/135) has ended.

    Now the latest news is from November the 30th.

    • Lol, they got a lot of negative comments online.

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