Category Archives: Zeiss

Zeiss lens price increase coming to the US on October 1st

Zeiss will introduce a new lens price increase in the US on October 1st. Here are the details: You can buy Zeiss lenses before the price increase at Adorama, Amazon, B&H Photo, and Ace Photo. Some lenses are currently out of stock and others have limited availability. Via LeicaRumors

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Zeiss ZX1 firmware update 1.4 released

Remember the $6,000 Zeiss ZX1 camera? Zeiss just released a new firmware update version 1.4 and for the ZX1 and the cool part is there is no need to download any files – the firmware update gets downloaded directly to your camera and you can continue to take pictures during the process. I wish other manufacturers […]

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Zeiss is alive: they announced four new Supreme Radiance Prime cinema lenses today

Last year I raised some concerns that Zeiss has not announced any new lenses since April 2019 when they introduced the Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4. Today Zeiss sent us proof of life and announced four new Zeiss Supreme Radiance Prime cinema lenses (some of them already leaked online last year): ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance 18mm T1.5 ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance […]

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Kenko Tokina and Carl Zeiss formed a new business alliance in Japan

Kenko Tokina and Carl Zeiss formed a new business alliance where Carl Zeiss transferred product sales and repair services to Kenko Tokina: Update – please note that this alliance is only for the Japanese market.

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The 2020 Worst Camera of the Year Award goes to…

Here are the results of the 2020 Worst Camera of the Year Award poll – the winner is the $6,000 Zeiss ZX1 fixed lens camera with integrated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (see previous ZX1 coverage):

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Is this how the future will look for most camera brands – making camera solution for the smartphone industry?

    Is this how the future will look for most camera brands? Making camera solutions for the smartphone industry and adding their brand logo on the back of a mobile phone? This is what we have seen so far: Huawei + Leica OnePlus + Leica (just a rumor for now) Nokia + Zeiss Vivo + […]

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The first reviews of the new 37.4MP Zeiss ZX1 full-frame fixed lens camera are already out

The first reviews of the new 37.4MP Zeiss ZX1 full-frame fixed lens camera are already out (the ZX1 is now in stock at Adorama and B&H Photo):

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If you have an extra $6,000 to burn, the Zeiss ZX1 camera is now in stock

As previously reported, the Zeiss ZX1 camera was finally officially released today and it is now in stock at Adorama and B&H Photo. The price is still $6,000 (I was secretly hoping that Zeiss will make a last moment reduction). Sample photos can be found here. High-performance 35 mm f/2 ZEISS Distagon lens Full-frame 37.4 […]

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