Home · Register · Software · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username  

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Sony Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       end
  

Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!
  
 
Fred Miranda
Offline
Admin
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!
B&H Photo has some deep discounts for selected Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 lenses. These lenses can also be adapted to Sony cameras.

  1. Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 APO ZE for Canon EF Mount
    (Instant Savings: $923.00)

  2. Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount
    (Instant Savings: $1,151.00)

  3. Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm F/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount
    (Instant Savings: $444.00)








Dec 07, 2017 at 05:37 PM
EB-1
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


Why, are they being replaced?

EBH



Dec 07, 2017 at 11:18 PM
philip_pj
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


Milvus packaging is the new line. The ZEF will be run out over time. DSLR sales are dropping. People are becoming aware OVF tech is not great for manual focus lenses, many are using Sony for their DSLR Zeiss lenses. It's a common experience for non-agile makers who lag the market, the same thing happened with Touit. And, stock clearance at the retail level.


Dec 07, 2017 at 11:29 PM
jcolwell
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


EB-1 wrote:
Why, are they being replaced?

EBH


The Zeiss Classic series is being replaced by the Milvus series, including these three lenses. This process is almost complete, maybe it's totally complete. The only lens I can't see in Milvus is the 25/2, but there is a new Milvus 25/1.4; whether there will be both f/2 and f/1.4 at 25mm remains to be seen; but both exist at 35mm and 50mm.

P.S. Fred also noticed that the Milvus series doesn't have a 28mm lens.


Edited on Dec 07, 2017 at 11:42 PM · View previous versions



Dec 07, 2017 at 11:33 PM
Fred Miranda
Offline
Admin
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


jcolwell wrote:
The Zeiss Classic series is being replaced by the Milvus series, including these three lenses. This process is almost complete, maybe it's totally complete. The only lens I can't see in Milvus is the 25/2, but there is a new Milvus 25/1.4; whether there will be both f/2 and f/1.4 at 25mm remains to be seen; but both exist at 35mm and 50mm.


Where is the Milvus 28?



Dec 07, 2017 at 11:36 PM
NCAndy
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


I've own several Zeiss ZE lenses and while the quality is excellent the pricing is just too high. At these sale prices they have come down almost to where they should have sold when introduced. I've wanted the ZE15 for some time but I think I'd just go for the Tamron 15-30 at this point. Hard stop at infinity focus is the one big advantage IMO to the Zeiss lenses. I love the way they render a scene, I still have the ZE21, but they are expensive.


Dec 07, 2017 at 11:40 PM
jcolwell
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


EB-1 wrote:
Why, are they being replaced?

EBH

jcolwell wrote:
The Zeiss Classic series is being replaced by the Milvus series, including these three lenses. This process is almost complete, maybe it's totally complete. The only lens I can't see in Milvus is the 25/2, but there is a new Milvus 25/1.4; whether there will be both f/2 and f/1.4 at 25mm remains to be seen; but both exist at 35mm and 50mm.

Fred Miranda wrote:
Where is the Milvus 28?


Same place as the 25/2, I guess. Besides, I stick with Pentax for 28mm.



Dec 07, 2017 at 11:41 PM
Pixel Perfect
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


Waiting for the new Leica 75 f/1.2 to get a discount of $11K and I'm in like Flynn.


Dec 08, 2017 at 12:50 AM
Juha Kannisto
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


Cosina announced yesterday on their site that:
2017.12.07 Carl Zeiss
【Production end guide】 Part of products of the ZEISS SLR classic series
(2.8 / 15, 3.5 / 18, 2/25, 2/28, 1.4 / 35, 2/135) have been discontinued



Dec 08, 2017 at 01:11 AM
ytwong
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


too bad the ZF version of 135 is not at the same price as ZE
But then the sigma 135 seems just as good, with AF, and way cheaper.

I didn't noticed there is a Milvus 25/1.4! I'm quite interested in ZF 25/2 (I think I prefer it over Batis 25, for Nikon "backward" compatibility and better for Astro) but never actually pulled the trigger.



Dec 08, 2017 at 01:30 AM
 

Search in Used Dept. 

        


Fred Miranda
Offline
Admin
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


Juha Kannisto wrote:
Cosina announced yesterday on their site that:
2017.12.07 Carl Zeiss
【Production end guide】 Part of products of the ZEISS SLR classic series
(2.8 / 15, 3.5 / 18, 2/25, 2/28, 1.4 / 35, 2/135) have been discontinued


Great info. That explains the big discount. They are now officially 'classic' lenses.



Dec 09, 2017 at 10:53 PM
DavidBM
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


I think that the 2/135 and 2.8/15 would be very safe purchases for onyone interested, because when these deep discounts are gone, they will start to look like very affordable alternatives to the Milvus rehousings on the second hand market.


Dec 10, 2017 at 01:08 AM
rji2goleez
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


That 15/2.8, while large, is an awesome lens. I toiled for quite some time before giving it up for the CV15/4.5 III.


Dec 10, 2017 at 01:34 AM
DannyBurkPhoto
Online
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


My 15 and 135 aren't going anywhere - I may not haul them around every time, but I take them if I specifically think that I may want them for a given purpose. They're just too good to let go, and I have no interest in moving to the heavier Milvus versions.


Dec 10, 2017 at 01:52 AM
philip_pj
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


It's a weighty issue:

Milvus ZE 135/2: 1123g
Classic ZE 135/2: 930g

Milvus ZE 15/2.8: 947g
Classic ZE 15/2.8: 820g

Classic lenses still look like lenses, rather than techno-plastic objets d'art. Another example from the ever-expanding universe of Zeiss: CY 21/2.8: 530g > ZE 21/2.8: 720g > Milvus ZE 21/2.8: 851g.

Zeiss users have the weight of the world on their shoulders, imagine a bagful of Milvus.



Dec 10, 2017 at 01:54 AM
Fred Miranda
Offline
Admin
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


If I didn't already have the Batis 135, I would definitely get the Sonnar 135/2 APO at the current price.


Dec 10, 2017 at 01:56 AM
Ming-Tzu
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


I bought the 135 APO, 50 Makro, and 100 Makro from Lens Authority when it was on sale. Great prices.


Dec 10, 2017 at 01:58 AM
mogud
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


Debated for sometime about the Classic 135. Finally decided when I couldn't refuse a really great price on the Milvus 135. Get it just before xmas...can't wait.

Love Zeiss rendering and micro contrast. Once the 135 arrives, my Zeiss line is complete.



Dec 10, 2017 at 02:53 AM
bushwacker
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


oh man.. why now... I got the 135 for $1299.00 from october.

$100 bucks can also add payments for your monthly bills



Dec 10, 2017 at 05:36 PM
Pixel Perfect
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 sale. Save up to $1,151!!!


Official announcement from Cosina about the discontinuation of these lenses. Grab them while they last.

https://photorumors.com/2017/12/11/cosina-officially-discontinues-the-zeiss-slr-classic-series-of-lenses/



Dec 12, 2017 at 04:06 AM
1
       2       end






FM Forums | Sony Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username     Reset password