The Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens is the latest in the high-end line and accompanies the Otus 55mm f/1.4 and the Otus 85mm f/1.4. Zeiss refers to the new Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens as “purely and simply the world’s best wide-angle lens.” [Read more…]
Zeiss has announced a collection of 6 lenses in its new Milvus line for Canon (ZE) and Nikon (ZF.2) mount cameras.
The new lenses consist of the following:
- Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8
- Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2
- Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4
- Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4
- Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2 Macro
- Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2 Macro
The lenses are manual focus only; however, the communicate electronically with the camera body to provide compatibility with program, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes. Additionally, they will communicate lens EXIF data to the camera.
The focus ring is a longer throw for precise focusing and enhanced use with video. Zeiss says the lens quality meets the latest standards for 6K video capture. The ZF.2 lenses offer the ability to declick the aperture for video use.
The new Zeiss Milvus lenses range in price from $1177 to $1843 and will be available in October 2015.
So you get a new camera. What do you do as soon as it comes out of the box? Find a friend or family member to stand in for your first round of test shots.
Ever wonder how your non-photographer friends and family members think about being your stand-in? Now we know thanks to Jon Cole’s very witty (and likely spot-on) rendition of the camera test from the subject’s perspective.
The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* lens has been officially announced. The lens now sits alongside the Zeiss Otus 55mm Distagon T* lens. [Read more…]
Zeiss has launched a new line of lenses for the Sony full frame E-mount, which currently includes the A7, A7R and A7S models. The two lenses launching the Sony E-mount are the Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* and the Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T*, which are priced at $1299 and $949, respectively. Check them out here at B&H Photo.