I've pretty much narrowed down 3 bodies and each body comes as a package with a specific version of the 80mm Zeiss 2.8 lens . Now, which one is the best / most recent ?
I believe that , according to my research ( bear in my that my research on the V system started 4-5 days ago... ) this one seems to me being the oldest hence less desirable one :
After a small price jump we have this one , which seems less old than the previous ( and actually seems to be the body / lens combo that I will buy ) :
Last but not least, on the very brink of my budget is this one ( actually is a tad off ) but seems to be the newest ( or newer... ) of these three :
The "bang on" price is in the second version, its a 500CM . On the bad side of things, we have the latest one in the series, which is a 501CM ; I know ( and checked with the dealer ) that the 501CM does come with a improved finder but we are talking 699£ vs 999£ . Apart from the finder and minor body difference ( GDS, etc ) , is the lens difference ( from the second to the third ) justifies the price difference ?
By the way, the first of them all, its a 501C, the lens seems the oldest of all three , being the price in the middle ( 799£ ).
But the difference of a 501C vs 500CM ( to what I've read and I did a lot ! ) a 500CM seems perfectly fine for me.. so the difference here is the lens and funny enough the 500CM + lens combo here seems the best overall ( price wise )