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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 availability


This lens is of particular interest to me, but I'm new to the world of Zeiss and have several questions about which some of you veterans may have more insight.

They've said it will be out in December. Are Zeiss usually pretty accurate with their dates?

When do you think pre-orders will go up and where? Or is it better (or cheaper) to wait several months for the initial fervor to dissipate prior to purchasing?

Thanks,
ALF



Sep 09, 2012 at 09:08 PM
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Alf,

If the new 15mm f/2.8 is any indication of their current deliveries, I'd say December 2013 might be a better guess. ;-)

Actually, any newly released lens is in short supply for a while. The popular ones, like the 21mm don't seem to stay in stock any more, regardless of release date. The new 15mm has been delayed 60 days, and no info on when the USA will see any. It seems to depend on demand, i.e., how much a particular focal length and f/stop is desired.

Just my 2 cents. Other Zeiss owners may have varying opinions.

JT

PS- I"m one of those waiting for a 15/2.8 and on B&H's list since the middle of July...



Sep 09, 2012 at 09:35 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 availability


Supply will depend on price. This one is pretty expensive, so if they make enough of them, they will be probably 1-2 months after December available.

If they finally got their glass..



Sep 09, 2012 at 09:43 PM
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alfarmer wrote:
When do you think pre-orders will go up and where? Or is it better (or cheaper) to wait several months for the initial fervor to dissipate prior to purchasing?

Thanks,
ALF


My experience with Zeiss lenses is that prices don't go down. It is just the opposite. I bought my 21/2.8 for 1250 euro's while the price now is 1649 euro's. I pre-ordered the 15/2.8 (still waiting) for 2189 euro's and now the price in the same shop is increased with 400 euro's.

My advice: do a pre-order.



Sep 09, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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wiseguy010 wrote:
My experience with Zeiss lenses is that prices don't go down. It is just the opposite. I bought my 21/2.8 for 1250 euro's while the price now is 1649 euro's. I pre-ordered the 15/2.8 (still waiting) for 2189 euro's and now the price in the same shop is increased with 400 euro's.

My advice: do a pre-order.


likewise when i bought the 21/2.8 and 100/2MP .. it was cheaper when I bought it than what it cost now and thats in USD



Sep 09, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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The original release date for the 15mm was May 2012. Still waiting for mine and I ordered it in March. I believe some have shipped, but not many.

-Tim

JPTrunck wrote:
Alf,

If the new 15mm f/2.8 is any indication of their current deliveries, I'd say December 2013 might be a better guess. ;-)

Actually, any newly released lens is in short supply for a while. The popular ones, like the 21mm don't seem to stay in stock any more, regardless of release date. The new 15mm has been delayed 60 days, and no info on when the USA will see any. It seems to depend on demand, i.e., how much a particular focal length and f/stop is desired.

Just my 2 cents. Other Zeiss owners may have varying opinions.

JT

PS- I"m one of those
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Sep 09, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 availability


EU official prices- both versions N/C EUR 1.595,80+ VAT. So in Germany SRP 1899.-
Not information yet about estimated availability.



Oct 10, 2012 at 07:33 PM
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I'm thinking it's going to be a long and frustrating wait, that hopefully ends with everyone feeling it was worth it.


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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 availability


Is the price known


Oct 13, 2012 at 06:42 AM
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^^ I think the MSRP is 2k Euros


Oct 14, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 availability


I plan on pre-ordering the 55 1.4 and 135/2 the moment they are available.

My 100/2 has shown me the light!!



Oct 14, 2012 at 06:19 AM
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TSY87 wrote:
I plan on pre-ordering the 55 1.4 and 135/2 the moment they are available.


I can assure you that this is quite impossible!



Oct 14, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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>> TSY87 wrote:
>> I plan on pre-ordering the 55 1.4 and 135/2 the moment they are available.
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>> carstenw wrote:
>> I can assure you that this is quite impossible!
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Good one Carsten!
(When the lenses become ***Available***... I guess that that -- Would no longer qualify as 'Pre-Ordering!').
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However... We all know what @TSY87 meant all along though.
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-Tim.
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Dec 26, 2012 at 09:15 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 availability


Yes


Dec 26, 2012 at 09:51 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 availability


As an FYI, the ZF.2 is in stock at B&H (at the moment).


May 31, 2013 at 03:48 PM





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