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Zeiss 135m f/2.0 Apo-Sonnar Announced
« on: September 07, 2012, 07:19:43 PM »
from TDP.

I'm surprised there's not more talk about this one yet, seeing as how everyone loves their 135/2L (at least, those who can afford one).
T* coating, huge Zeissy focussing ring, looks like it's built like a tank (aren't they all?), €1600 or US$2000, Nikon and Canon Mounts only (i think they've stopped with the Pentax K, and Sony already have a 135/1.8 from Zeiss), 80cm mfd, 0.25x macro.

I know AF and IS get more and more usful the longer a lens gets, but i've shot birds handheld with an MF 300/4.0 lately, this one should be great in the right light.
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Zeiss 135m f/2.0 Apo-Sonnar Announced
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Re: Zeiss 1355m f/2.0 Apo-Sonnar Announced
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 07:30:21 PM »
Zeiss 1355m f/2.0 Apo-Sonnar Announced

Wow - 155mm longer, 3 stops faster, and about $118K cheaper than Canon's 1200mm f/5.6L. 

With a front element over 2 feet in diameter, that lens must weigh about 50 lbs.  But at $2K, do you think Zeiss underpriced it a bit?!?

 :P

Oh, wait - I see my mistake. 1355 meters. 1.355 kilometers. 0.8 miles.  The biggest telescope ever mounted to a dSLR. Longer than the Grand Canyon is deep. And still only $2K.

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Re: Zeiss 135m f/2.0 Apo-Sonnar Announced
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 07:31:15 PM »
what typo? :P
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Re: Zeiss 135m f/2.0 Apo-Sonnar Announced
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 08:47:47 PM »
Looks like all the other ZE's (wonderful), I figured this one was coming since they announced the 135mm CP.2 pretty recently.  I'm sure it will be amazingly sharp, just curious if it'll be worth almost 2x the 135L.
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Re: Zeiss 135m f/2.0 Apo-Sonnar Announced
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 12:47:48 AM »
It may be boosting amazing optics but at that length having MF makes it impossible for me to focus on (even slowly) moving subjects. And this is what we need a tele most of the time, isn't it? I skip this one. My 135L does more than a perfect job. And for the landscape panos I take my 100ZE. The IQ there is enough for mortals.
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