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Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon for ZE in 2009

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It’s coming
The one lens in the Zeiss lineup I’m interested in actually using is the 18mm f/3.5 Distagon.

Zeiss is showing the lens at the Photo Expo show in Tokyo and will be available near the end of 2009.

Probably looking in the $1300 range for the lens.

A small Luminous Landscapes review of it:…

I’d like to know when the Makro-Planar 100mm f/2 is coming for ZE. This is another lens that I would seriously consider. I seem to spend a lot of time in MF with my Canon 100 Macro, I probably wouldn’t miss a beat.


15 responses to “Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon for ZE in 2009”

  1. somehow the 85 1.4 and 50 1.4 ZE mount were not as well-regarded as other mounts, they say the sharpness has degraded…

  2. the Nikkor 14-24 f2.8 is an awesome lens, razor sharp wide open corner-to-corner…the 16-35 f2.8 II I have cannot compare in terms of sharpness

  3. I might do exactly that as well, though I’m knocking out the rest of my ‘buy’ list before I get there, hopefully Canon will have something ready for me by then :P

  4. Don’t forget to add “gearheads”, “dumb rich kids living off mommy and daddy’s money or trust funds”, “soccer moms with nearly untouched monstrous DSLR’s”, and “brand bashers”.

  5. Don’t even try comparing the 14-24mm against Canon’s 16-35mm. If you want to compare… Try Nikon’s old discontinued 17-35mm 2.8.

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