More high performance Zeiss primes coming
I’ve been told by a good source what Zeiss has planned for the coming year or so as far as new prime lenses.
There will be a 28 f/1.4 introduced and an update to the Planar 85 f/1.4 (probably the weakest lens in the lineup). Don’t expect both lenses to be announced at the same time, and there could be a big gap between them. These are going to be on par with the new Distagon 55mm f/1.4 that was announced at Photokina.
It’s possible that Zeiss is going to announce a Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZF.2/ZE super wide angle lens for EF on March 16, 2012 and it would begin shipping some time in May.
No rumored street price at this time. The Leica version of the focal length costs $4600, but it is made in Germany. It’s expected the SLR version would be made in Japan for less money.
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