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Carl Zeiss ZE Apo Sonnar T* 135 f/2 Lens

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.

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Zeiss CP2 25mm

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…]

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Compact Zoom CZ.2 28-80/T2.9

Carl Zeiss has announced a new cine zoom lens, the CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9, which will be available in 5 different mounts (PL, EF, F, MFT and E).  It features a full frame 36 x 24mm image circle for compatibility with HDSLRs like the 5D Mark III and cine cameras like the Canon C300 and Sony NEX-FS700.  This new lens will mate nicely with the Zeiss 70-200mm T2.9 that was announced earlier this year.

The Zeiss CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 will be available in the second quarter of 2013 at a retail price of $19,900.

More details in the full press release below. [click to continue…]

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Carl Zeiss has announced a 35mm Distagon T* f/1.4 lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs.  The new lens should be available in early 2011.  More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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Sony has announced 3 new A-mount lenses for its line of Alpha DSLRs.  The new lenses include the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM, the DT 35mm F1.8 SAM, and the 85mm F2.8 SAM.

The Distagon T* 24mm F2 and 85mm F2.8 SAM should be available in September at and initial retail price of £1,100 and £220, respectively.  The DT 35mm F1.8 should be available in October at an initial retail price of £175.

Sony has not announced pricing or availability for these lenses in the US yet; however, US pricing and available should be revealed closer to the September and October launch dates for these lenses.

More details and images in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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Zeiss has unveiled the Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF.2 lens for Nikon’s F-mount.   The new manual focus lens offers full auto exposure support for Nikon cameras.  The lens is now available at an initial retail price of €755.46.

More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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