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Zeiss ZF.2 and ZE Instant Rebates (Up to $950)
There are new Zeiss Instant Rebates for the Nikon mount at B&H Photo
  1. Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm F/3.5 Lens
    $400 Instant Rebate

  2. Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 Lens
    $951 Instant Rebate

  3. Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* Lens
    $623 Instant Rebate

  4. Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens
    $318 Instant Rebate






Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* Lens




Feb 21, 2017 at 08:58 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Zeiss ZF.2 and ZE Instant Rebates (Up to $950)


1 day after Sigma announces new Art lenses, some of those price drops are are beyond rebates, they are panic.


Feb 21, 2017 at 11:11 PM
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No, it's because these are discontinued models, replaced by new Milvus versions last year. They're clearing out old stock.


Feb 21, 2017 at 11:29 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Zeiss ZF.2 and ZE Instant Rebates (Up to $950)


Thanks, Fred. I've been looking for a decent rebate on the 135/2 ZE. Last year, I bought a new 'classic' 100/2 ZE with a very decent rebate, plus an extra year of warranty, gratis. I'll check it out.




Feb 21, 2017 at 11:38 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Zeiss ZF.2 and ZE Instant Rebates (Up to $950)


Damn it the 15 and 135 are tempting at this price. The 15 is easy to resist since I don't even use my 21 very much, but I would use the hell out of the 135.


Feb 22, 2017 at 02:49 AM
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Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZF.2: $951 off = $1999
Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZF.2: $400 off = $995
Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZF.2: $623 off = $1499

Prices are from BH. Not the best price I've seen in Asia, but not bad for US residents.



Feb 22, 2017 at 03:48 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Zeiss ZF.2 and ZE Instant Rebates (Up to $950)


Looks like it's Zeiss trying to get rid of old inventory non-Milvus lenses. At least the first two. Wonder why the 135 is included.... maybe the surprisingly good Samyang 135/2 is hurting sales? As you hinted, Zeiss pricing in Asia can be substantially less than US retail... pays to shop around.


Feb 22, 2017 at 04:46 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Zeiss ZF.2 and ZE Instant Rebates (Up to $950)


There's a Milvus 135 too.


Feb 22, 2017 at 05:05 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Zeiss ZF.2 and ZE Instant Rebates (Up to $950)


Nothing surprise. I don't think they will keep classic line with Milvus introduced. It makes no sense given MANUAL SLR lens is not popular anyway.

15mm should be even cheaper as it take no filter. 135 is a gem though.



Feb 22, 2017 at 05:49 AM
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The 15 takes 95mm filters.


Feb 22, 2017 at 06:10 AM
 

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Same size as my new 90/4.5 Makro-Symmar, gonna have to buy a giant CP anyway. So I might as well.

I might try to get one big enough cover the 100mm of my 180/2 APO-Summicron, but step-down rings are *the actual worst* and it might actually cost more than tracking down the rare Leica drop-in filter.



Feb 22, 2017 at 06:27 AM
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Lee Saxon wrote:
Same size as my new 90/4.5 Makro-Symmar, gonna have to buy a giant CP anyway. So I might as well.

I might try to get one big enough cover the 100mm of my 180/2 APO-Summicron, but step-down rings are *the actual worst* and it might actually cost more than tracking down the rare Leica drop-in filter.


Lee,

Olympus has the right filter for you. You need to find it though. Here is mine.











Feb 22, 2017 at 09:11 AM
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rscheffler wrote:
Looks like it's Zeiss trying to get rid of old inventory non-Milvus lenses. At least the first two. Wonder why the 135 is included.... maybe the surprisingly good Samyang 135/2 is hurting sales? As you hinted, Zeiss pricing in Asia can be substantially less than US retail... pays to shop around.


They should have dropped the price. They are facing more competition from others. The Sigma 85/1.4 Art rivals Otus 85 in terms of sharpness. Even an inexpensive Samyang 135mm is non-inferior to Zeiss 135 APO. Does cosina zeiss maintain strict tolerance on their product? As I know, there are some evidence showing the opposite.




Feb 22, 2017 at 09:18 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Zeiss ZF.2 and ZE Instant Rebates (Up to $950)


Looks like they raised the prices to make these rebates look even more appealing.
That 135 was $1899 list 2 days ago. Still, a GREAT deal on phenomenal glass.



Feb 22, 2017 at 12:12 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Zeiss ZF.2 and ZE Instant Rebates (Up to $950)


trenchmonkey wrote:
Looks like they raised the prices to make these rebates look even more appealing.
That 135 was $1899 list 2 days ago. Still, a GREAT deal on phenomenal glass.


It was $1700 at B&H, last time I updated my "to get" spreadsheet. That was probably no more than three months ago.


Edited on Feb 22, 2017 at 12:57 PM · View previous versions



Feb 22, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Zeiss ZF.2 and ZE Instant Rebates (Up to $950)


Oh, good...I'm NOT losing my mind then.


Feb 22, 2017 at 12:46 PM
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Great, now they are only overpriced by 500USD.


Feb 22, 2017 at 01:13 PM
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phuang3 wrote:
.... Even an inexpensive Samyang 135mm is non-inferior to Zeiss 135 APO.


...tempered by the internal flare investigated by @bluloo and @rico .

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1469987/0#13878423
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1466070/0#13845856



Feb 22, 2017 at 01:58 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Zeiss ZF.2 and ZE Instant Rebates (Up to $950)


They are now at least approaching more sensible prices.


Feb 22, 2017 at 03:24 PM
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phuang3 wrote:
They should have dropped the price. They are facing more competition from others. The Sigma 85/1.4 Art rivals Otus 85 in terms of sharpness. Even an inexpensive Samyang 135mm is non-inferior to Zeiss 135 APO. Does cosina zeiss maintain strict tolerance on their product? As I know, there are some evidence showing the opposite.



rivals Otus 85 in terms of sharpness you got that part correct, but there is more than just sharpness to consider.....Anyway, I saw an Otus 85 gone for a bit above $2500 on EBay - in great shape ...crazy price



Feb 22, 2017 at 03:35 PM
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