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Yakim Peled wrote:
But the OP is brunobarolo.....

Happy shooting,
Yakim.


The clue is in the title that the OP gave the thread, coupled with the "what else can it be?" question.



Sep 04, 2008 at 02:18 AM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


When I could positively and unequivocally decipher the phrase "I am that I am" I'm sure I'll be able to understand this…

Happy shooting,
Yakim.




Sep 04, 2008 at 02:23 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


gowhow wrote:
The clue is in the title that the OP gave the thread, coupled with the "what else can it be?" question.



Right, and I don't claim any insider knowledge because I don't have any.

However, I am quite sure this will turn out to be the EOS mount.

AFAIK about 40% of all DSLRs sold worldwide have the EOS mount, so it simply makes sense for Zeiss to address that huge market.



Sep 04, 2008 at 02:33 AM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


nobody is considering ZA lenses in EF mount


Sep 04, 2008 at 01:57 PM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


brunobarolo wrote:
Right, and I don't claim any insider knowledge because I don't have any.

However, I am quite sure this will turn out to be the EOS mount.

AFAIK about 40% of all DSLRs sold worldwide have the EOS mount, so it simply makes sense for Zeiss to address that huge market.


Yeah, I agree & actually I'd be interested in the possibility of using Zeiss lenses w/- an EOS mount.

Apparently they were misconstrued, but my earlier posts were simply trying to make clear that this is just speculation (or "wishful thinking"!) at this point. The Zeiss webpage link is just an inconclusive marketing tease. Though, as you & others have said, it makes sense that it *might* be an EOS mount ...



Sep 04, 2008 at 04:43 PM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


new full-frame Sony about to announce. I think ZA is most likely.


Sep 04, 2008 at 05:58 PM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


Zeiss glass for sony already exists. It's the Minolta mount.


Sep 04, 2008 at 06:06 PM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


only one current ZA lens overlaps the ZF/ZS/ZK lenses. This would add seven more to the four already available. The sony lens stable is very thin right now, having Zeiss sell their lenses as ZA would help sell A900s, which is why I think they're making this announcement now.

the A900 will be the only full-frame SLR with built-in image stabilization, not to mention the top (for now) megapixel count. I can see a market there for both Sony and Zeiss.

Edited by fourfa on Sep 05, 2008 at 01:01 AM GMT

Edited on Sep 04, 2008 at 07:01 PM



Sep 04, 2008 at 06:44 PM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


A Zeiss ZE lens (i.e. Zeiss to EOS mount) without the electrical coupling to do auto-aperture would not be interesting to me personally. Why not just buy Zeiss ZF lenses and a Nikon D700 or D300 or Kodak F body and get full auto-aperture? You can already adapt Zeiss ZF lenses to EOS as long as you don't mind giving-up auto-aperture. I do mind. I'd rather use my Contax Zeiss C/Y lenses on EOS if I choose to give up auto-aperture since several of the Contax Zeiss C/Y lenses are as good or better than Zeiss ZF lenses at a lower price. So I hope Zeiss either goes all the way and does EOS with auto-aperture (ROM electrical contacts) or they don't even bother.

What bothers me I guess... is a bunch of micro companies in Taiwan can make and sell ROM electrical contacts for EOS auto-aperture for a few bucks and yet the mighty Zeiss can't pick up a few of these and mount them on their lenses Come on....

Edited on Sep 04, 2008 at 07:02 PM



Sep 04, 2008 at 06:57 PM
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fourfa wrote:
only one current ZA lens overlaps the ZF/ZS/ZK lenses. This would add seven more to the four already available. The sony lens stable is very thin right now, having Zeiss sell their lenses as ZA would help sell A900s, which is why I think they're making this announcement now.

the A900 will be the only full-frame SLR with built-in image stabilization, not to mention the top (for now) megapixel count. I can see a market there for both Sony and Zeiss.

Edited by fourfa on Sep 05, 2008 at 01:01 AM GMT


Sigh... from a marketing standpoint you may be on to something... The Sony Alpha series looks like something from Halloween with all the buttons in the worst places. What *were* they thinking? They need all the help from Zeiss they can get and they have all the money in the world to buy that help. But what I would really like is a true auto-aperture Zeiss solution on EOS. Otherwise it's Contax Zeiss C/Y on EOS or ZF or Nikon for me...



Sep 04, 2008 at 07:07 PM
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p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


I'm not much for spreading rumors and God knows how long I'd be saving before I could purchase a Zeiss lens of any sort but the teaser image at http://www.zeiss.com/photo has been updated and now refers to "ZE" by name.


Sep 07, 2008 at 01:21 PM
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p.3 #12 · p.3 #12 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


I have a feeling the focal length of the next lens I will buy could be 18mm (-:


Sep 07, 2008 at 01:30 PM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


yikes, awesome! I stand corrected


Sep 07, 2008 at 01:59 PM
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http://www.zeiss.com/C12567A8003B8B6F/GraphikTitelIntern/02aen9042/$File/02a_en_9042.jpg


globalkiwi wrote:
Yakim - see above!




Sep 07, 2008 at 02:45 PM
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p.3 #15 · p.3 #15 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


Don't know bout you, but this would be sweet timing with a 5DII/7D, whatever...


Sep 07, 2008 at 02:46 PM
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p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


Well, I fell for the marketing gimmick and I subscribed, so I'll let you know on the 15th!


Sep 07, 2008 at 02:49 PM
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p.3 #17 · p.3 #17 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


If it is an EOS mount what are the chances of having AF?


Sep 07, 2008 at 06:40 PM
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p.3 #18 · p.3 #18 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


99.9% sure they wouldn't have a motor in it.


Sep 07, 2008 at 08:20 PM
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p.3 #19 · p.3 #19 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


I don't want AF, just aperture info fed to the camera. That's it.


Sep 07, 2008 at 08:24 PM
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p.3 #20 · p.3 #20 · Zeiss ZE lenses on September 15th?


globalkiwi wrote:
It doesn't. I believe the construction of ZE was, as it's OP admitted, purely wishful thinking.


It's in the banner, with an empty hole where a ZE lens should be, next to an ad that says something to the effect of "Want to know about ZE? Be the first to find out by signing up for our newsletter."

Which I did. I'm curious to see what fills that hole.



Sep 07, 2008 at 08:47 PM
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