Zeiss 2-Lens Kit at $800 Off – Deal Alert

Zeiss Touit 12mm and 32mm Lenses

Right now, you can order the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 and the Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 lenses as a 2-lens kit for $919 total (reg. $1719). The Zeiss 12mm lens normally retails for $999, while the Zeiss 32mm lens normal retails for $720.

The kit is available for Fuji X-mount and Sony E-mount cameras. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Zeiss Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30 T2.9 Cinema Lens Unveiled for $23,900

Zeiss 15-30mm

Zeiss has announced its third Compact Zoom lens, the CZ.2 15-30mm T2.9 lens, to go along with the current CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 and CZ.2 70-200mm T2.9 lenses. The new lens completes a broad range for the CZ.2 line, which is also the only full frame zoom cine-style lenses in the world. (Canon’s EOS Cinema zoom lenses only cover an APS-C sensor.) [Read more...]

Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* Officially Launched

Zeiss 55mm F1.4 Otus Distagon

Though this lens has been in development for some time, Zeiss has finally taken the official wraps off of its 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* lens. The new lens is available in Nikon and Canon mounts for $3,999. It is expected to ship in November for both mounts.

Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* Key Features

  • Optimized for Full-Frame Camera Sensors
  • f/1.4 – f/16 Aperture Range
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Lens Coating
  • Floating Elements Design
  • All-Metal Lens Housing
  • Manual Focus, 20″ Close Focus Distance
  • 77mm Filter Thread
  • Highly Visible Yellow Scale Markings

This is the first lens in this new family of Zeiss lenses that is supposed to take optical excellence to the next level. Perhaps we’ll see another lens “in development” at or around PhotoPlus 2013…

Zeiss 15-30mm T2.9 Compact Zoom Cine Lens Unveiled

Zeiss 15-30mm Compact Zoom Lens

Zeiss has released a new cine zoom lens, the CZ.2 15-30/T2.9, which complements the existing CZ.2 70-200mm T2.9 and CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 lenses.

As with other Zeiss CZ.2 lenses, the new 15-30mm T2.9 has an interchangeable mount system for compatibility with PL, EF, F, MFT and E mounts. The lens is compatible with full frame (e.g., 5D Mark III) and APS-C (e.g., EOS C300) cameras.

Pricing for the new CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 will be under €20,000. Based on the US prices of the other CZ.2 lenses, the new lens will probably land at $19,900 in the US. It should be available to buy in April 2014. Start saving now.