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Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 ZE in Stock
« on: January 16, 2012, 08:01:29 PM »
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 B&H has limited quantity of the new Zeiss Distagon 25 f/2 that was announced at the end of October.

As per most of the Zeiss lenses, it’s coming highly regarded. Here’s just one review.

Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 @ B&H for $1699

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Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 ZE in Stock
« on: January 16, 2012, 08:01:29 PM »

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Re: Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 ZE in Stock
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 08:44:16 PM »
If it is anything like my Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8... it is a smoking hot lens.
5D Mark III, Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, Canon 17mm f/4L TS-E, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II, 21mm f/2.8 Zeiss, Sigma 35mm f/1.4, 24-70mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 Sigma, 85mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro,70-200mm f/2.8L IS II...1.4x converter III, and some other stuff.....

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Re: Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 ZE in Stock
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 01:42:59 PM »
Between the Zeiss 21/2.8 and the Zeiss 28/2, this 25/2 seems awfully redundant to me. Am I missing something?

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Re: Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 ZE in Stock
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 02:08:41 PM »
The 2s are quite a bit different from the 2.8s. The focal lengths are similar, but that's about it. I got to play with one and it what it does with colors really needs to be seen to be appreciated. I was inches from buying it but basically for me it would be a really expensive toy for amazing street photography. This lens is for creating "art."

I do some portraits, but they are almost always outside and involve lots of movement. I can see using this in studio without autofocus, but I don't trust myself or the patience of my clients to use it regularly. Additionally, at f2 with three or four flash setup outside, I'm going to need at least a three stop ND and it's tough to manually focus when the viewfinder is darkened. I can't imagine trying to focus it with a 6 stop ND.

That all being said, I wish I had bought it.

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Re: Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 ZE in Stock
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 08:43:19 AM »
I just saw something at B&H given link:

Discontinued Availabillty Details
This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.

How can a lens be discontinued before even it gets available for sale?

On the other hand the lens looks fine at:

http://lenses.zeiss.com/photo/en_DE/products/slr/distagont225.usage.html

Maybe a B&H problem?

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Re: Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 ZE in Stock
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 10:43:24 AM »
The older Zeiss Distagon 25/2 has been discontinued and the new Zeiss 25/2 is a Distagon T*.

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Re: Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 ZE in Stock
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 11:13:33 AM »
The older Zeiss Distagon 25/2 has been discontinued and the new Zeiss 25/2 is a Distagon T*.


Correct! Thanks. I found it at:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/839987-REG/Zeiss_1871766_Distagon_T_25mm_f_2_0.html

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Re: Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 ZE in Stock
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 11:13:33 AM »