Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 ZE in Stock

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<strong>Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2

</strong>B&H has limited quantity of the new Zeiss Distagon 25 f/2 that was announced at the end of October.</p>
<p>As per most of the Zeiss lenses, it’s coming highly regarded. Here’s <a href="http://www.zeissimages.com/showreplies.php?qid=850">just one review</a>.</p>
<p><strong><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/829508-REG/Zeiss_1871_766_Distagon_25mm_f_2_ZE.html/BI/2466/KBID/3296">Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 @ B&H for $1699</a></strong></p>
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infared

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If it is anything like my Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8... it is a smoking hot lens.
 
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branden

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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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smirkypants

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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.
 

tron

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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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photophreek

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The older Zeiss Distagon 25/2 has been discontinued and the new Zeiss 25/2 is a Distagon T*.
 

tron

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photophreek said:
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