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April 14th, 2016

ZEISS Introduces Batis 2.8/18 Super Wide-Angle Lens

Posted By Staff
Zeiss batis 18mm_featured
Expanding its Batis range of lenses, ZEISS introduces a super wide-angle lens for landscape, astro and architectural photography—the Batis 2.8/18. Available in May, this new full-frame lens offers a very large field angle and fast autofocus. Read on for all of the details and preorder information. ••• OBERKOCHEN, April 14th, 2016 – The ZEISS Batis …
November 5th, 2015

ZEISS Photography Award “Seeing Beyond”

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
ZEISS today launches a prestigious international photography contest in cooperation with the World Photography Organisation. “Seeing Beyond” – expanding horizons and achieving one’s own ambitions – is the name of the new ZEISS Photography Award. It gives photographers the opportunity to showcase their talent to a distinguished jury and international audience. Participants can submit a …
April 23rd, 2015

Sony Introduces Two Premium ZEISS® Lenses for α A-mount Camera System

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II
Sony has developed the Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 AZ SSM II and Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35 f/2.8 ZA SSM II for use with α A-mount cameras or using an adapter with α E-mount cameras. Both lenses utilize a Zeiss T* coating on optical surfaces to minimize ghosting and flare. Aspherical and extra-low dispersion glass elements are …
April 22nd, 2015

Zeiss Batis Autofocus Lenses for Sony a7 Camera Family

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
ZEISS Batis 2/25
Zeiss has just announced the development of two full-frame autofocus lenses for the Sony E-mount a7 camera family. Both the Batis 2/25 and 1.8/85 support manual focus with a rubberized ring while also offering fast and quiet autofocus. Zeiss has also added an OLED display showing focal plane distance and depth of field to the …
March 18th, 2015

Zeiss Discount Program for Students and Educators

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Zeiss Education Program
Zeiss has announced a new Education Program for photography students and educators providing a discount on a large selection of lenses and accessories. Currently the lens selection includes: Otus 1.4/55 and 1.4/85 Distagon T* 2.8/15, 3.5/18, 2.8/21, 2/25, 2/28, 1.4/35, and 2/35 Planer T* 1.4/50 and 1.4/85 Apo-Sonnar T* 2/135 Makro-Planar T* 2/50, 2/100 Loxia …
September 9th, 2014

New Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4…Excellence Has Its Price

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Zeiss Otus 85mm f 1.4 Without The Lens Shade
  When it was introduced last year, the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 was heralded for its optical brilliance. At the time the company also confirmed that there would be more Otus lenses coming and this week they kept that promise with the new Otus 85mm f/1.4. If you’re curious about the latest Zeiss naming conventions, …
September 3rd, 2014

Zeiss Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 Lenses

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Zeiss Loxia 2/35 Lens
Zeiss has designed a new series of manual focus E-mount lenses to compliment the successful compact systems with full frame sensors, such as the Sony Alpha 7, 7r and 7s. The first two lenses to be released are the Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50. The Loxia 2/35 has 9 glass elements in 6 groups and …
January 30th, 2014

Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Zeiss Touit 2.8/50
Adding to the Touit 2.8/12 and Touit 1.8/32, the Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M fills a needed space in the Touit lens series for APS-C sensor systems. With a magnification power of 1:1, the lens is versatile, providing both detailed close-ups and ideal standard portrait length. Available in E- and X-mounts in March 2014. Priced a $999. Check …
June 12th, 2013

Carl Zeiss Touit Lenses

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
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Carl Zeiss has released the 2.8/12 and 1.8/ 32 Touit lenses for the Sony NEX and Fujifilm X cameras. Capturing a field of view similar to 18mm and 50mm respectively, these lenses are designed specifically for the APS-C sensor mirrorless camera systems making them small and lightweight while still maintaining high quality lens craftsmanship. The …