Carl Zeiss unveiled plans at Photokina 2012 to build lenses for the Sony NEX and Fuji X-Series mirrorless cameras.
Zeiss has three prime lenses in development now – a 2.8/12, 1.8/32 and 2.8/50 macro. What’s more is that the lenses will be AF lenses. The Fuji X-Series versions will also feature a manual aperture setting.
Pricing is said to be similar to the Zeiss Sonnar 24mm f/1.8 for Sony Alpha cameras, which runs about $1100 USD. Expected availability on the new Zeiss lenses is in the Spring/Summer of 2013.
The Lensbaby Spark is a new $80 lens available for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. It features a simple squeeze to focus design and will let you tilt it to move the sweet spot. The Spark sports a 50mm focal length with a fixed f/5.6 aperture.
The Lensbaby Spark is available now at B&H Photo.
Carl Zeiss will be showing off the new Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 lens at Photokina 2012. The new lens will be available for Canon and Nikon mounts in the ZE and ZF.2 series, respectively.
The new Zeiss lens should be available in December 2012 for around $2000.
Samyang is bringing the new T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC lens to market for Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony mounts. The new tilt-shift lens covers full frame sensors. It sports two aspherical elements and two extra dispersion elements. [click to continue…]
Zeiss has announced its new 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* lens for Canon and Nikon mounts. The new lens is first model of a new product family from Zeiss. [click to continue…]
Along with the new CZ.2 28-80mm cine lens, Carl Zeiss announced a new CP.2 25mm T2.1 cine prime lens – not to be confused with the current Zeiss CP.2 25mm T2.9 lens. The CP.2 25mm T2.1 lens will be available with interchangeable mounts for PL, EF, F, MFT and E mounts. It is a full frame lens, covering a 36 x 24mm image circle, so it works with cameras like the 5D Mark III, as well as Super 35mm cameras like the C300.
The Zeiss CP.2 25mm T2.1 cine lens will be available in October for $4,500.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]