Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]« on: October 09, 2013, 09:25:33 AM »
"I could buy a new 400mm f2.8 L IS II for the same price of this new 55mm lens...which puts this new lens into perspective! "
Where can you buy a 400mm 2.8 L mk2 for 3000euros??
Yep, apologies, I got my numbers all wrong. I thought his was retailing at 8K...although I probably could pick up a S/H mkI for close to the retail or this lens. I couls certainly pick up a 135L 50L and 24IIL for the same price!
It's a lot of money but like high end audio you pay a lot for the extra 10% in performance ,the main attraction here is the superior performance at wide aperture's and control of aberrations,focus shift is barely evident and the same for LOCA,I ordered one today here http://www.dalephotographic.co.uk/mall/productpage.cfm/DalePhotographicOnline/_2010056/301525/Zeiss%20Otus%2055mm%20f1%2E4%20Apo%20Distagon%20Canon%20ZE%20Lens I just couldn't resist trying it out,I will ebay some unused gear to cover the cost,also I think that a speciality lens like this will hold its value well over time..
The is a 21mm version on the cards and also an 85mm according to this Zeiss rep
|Carl Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon, Sony NEX, and 135mm f/2.0 APO-Sonnar||Small | Large|
My main system is a Leica S which offers amazing performance with A.F and Leaf shutters so for me this purchase is all about low light shooting..