Zeiss 25mm ZF.2 announced
/forum/topic/906899/0

1
       2       3              5       6       end

burningheart
Registered: Mar 21, 2005
Total Posts: 2456
Country: Canada

Saw it on Nikon Rumors and DP Review

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1006/10060802carlzeiss25mm.asp



CVickery
Registered: May 14, 2004
Total Posts: 2614
Country: Canada

Interesting, but very few details. It's not even on the Zeiss website yet.



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
Total Posts: 1333
Country: Norway

burningheart wrote:
Saw it on Nikon Rumors and DP Review
http://www.dpreview.com/news/1006/10060802carlzeiss25mm.asp


That announcement is bogus.




CVickery
Registered: May 14, 2004
Total Posts: 2614
Country: Canada

Actually it's not. I found it on the Zeiss site just now.
http://www.zeiss.com/C12567A8003B58B9/Contents-Frame/A0E0F6C4726E366BC125710E005F5A21

Look under press releases. Still no real detail though.



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
Total Posts: 1333
Country: Norway

CVickery wrote:
Actually it's not. I found it on the Zeiss site just now.
http://www.zeiss.com/C12567A8003B58B9/Contents-Frame/A0E0F6C4726E366BC125710E005F5A21

Look under press releases. Still no real detail though.


Strange. I said bogus because it's not the long-awaited optical redesign. Apparently Zeiss has decided to reissue the original design as well.



burningheart
Registered: Mar 21, 2005
Total Posts: 2456
Country: Canada

Their announcement doesn't give any details other than ZF.2. So we'll have to wait for any further details.



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
Total Posts: 1333
Country: Norway

burningheart wrote:
Their announcement doesn't give any details other than ZF.2. So we'll have to wait for any further details.


"Now this popular and time-tested wide-angle lens is also available in a ZF.2 version"

Ergo, same optics.



Edgars Kalnins
Registered: Mar 09, 2007
Total Posts: 708
Country: Latvia

I do not see that they have to be the same design, Zeiss can release a lens with minor changes and still call it the same. similarly as Leica changes coatings over time for the same model.
Anyway, it remains to be seen. Judging from the price we may not expect a major redesign or anything rivaling Distagon 21mm.



rexx714
Registered: Apr 26, 2010
Total Posts: 207
Country: United States

Any chance of it being an f2 lens?



Edgars Kalnins
Registered: Mar 09, 2007
Total Posts: 708
Country: Latvia

f2.8



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
Total Posts: 1333
Country: Norway

Edgars Kalnins wrote:
I do not see that they have to be the same design, Zeiss can release a lens with minor changes and still call it the same. similarly as Leica changes coatings over time for the same model.
Anyway, it remains to be seen. Judging from the price we may not expect a major redesign or anything rivaling Distagon 21mm.


He he. I know more than I am allowed to say.



Edgars Kalnins
Registered: Mar 09, 2007
Total Posts: 708
Country: Latvia

Well, if that is the case, then I presume this is the same design - as you stated earlier. Your surprise at the news indicates that there is another one to be expected? depends of course on what is the source of your information



Edgars Kalnins
Registered: Mar 09, 2007
Total Posts: 708
Country: Latvia

Do you know BTW if the compact 25mm prime Zeiss released earlier is the same design as the ZF 25/2.8?



edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
Total Posts: 7572
Country: Thailand

I think they probably listened to Lotus



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
Total Posts: 1333
Country: Norway

edwardkaraa wrote:
I think they probably listened to Lotus


Unlikely. Lotus already has the lens, and Zeiss has little hope of selling him another one



Specularist
Registered: Jul 12, 2009
Total Posts: 437
Country: France

I don't trust anything I read in a Zeiss press release, because it's so often inaccurate or just silly. However, I would have thought they would at least mention a floating element design if the lens had one (after the 35 mm f/2 fiasco). So it seems the new lens doesn't.

Toothwalker's comments are intriguing.

I still have a soft spot for the old ZF 25 mm, with its phenomenal flare resistance and sharp centre even at full aperture.



Specularist
Registered: Jul 12, 2009
Total Posts: 437
Country: France

Another thought: no ZE version announced? Something's definitely up.



CVickery
Registered: May 14, 2004
Total Posts: 2614
Country: Canada

Diglloyd is confirming that it's the same optics as the ZF version, and also that there will be no ZE version.



Vertigo2020
Registered: Apr 09, 2009
Total Posts: 902
Country: United States

CVickery wrote:
Diglloyd is confirming that it's the same optics as the ZF version, and also that there will be no ZE version.



At what point do I get to start hollering "$hit!!" and flopping on the floor?



Edgars Kalnins
Registered: Mar 09, 2007
Total Posts: 708
Country: Latvia

CVickery wrote:
Diglloyd is confirming that it's the same optics as the ZF version, and also that there will be no ZE version.


In that case I can only congratulate myself with buying the ZF version before its price shoots up again. Right now it is little above the old contax 25mm.



1
       2       3              5       6       end