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    Re: Any Zeis 85/2.0 ZM users here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post
    If dealers still sell them, they're NOS; Zeiss discontinued this lens some time ago. AFAIK they were only available in black.
    As I mentioned earlier, Zeiss is producing a new batch that will be ready for shipping in December. I have already reserved my copy.
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

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    Re: Any Zeis 85/2.0 ZM users here?

    one from today with the 85 Zeiss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardkaraa View Post
    As I mentioned earlier, Zeiss is producing a new batch that will be ready for shipping in December. I have already reserved my copy.
    Ahh, I missed that. Very cool!

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    Re: Any Zeis 85/2.0 ZM users here?

    Not a particularly special expression from my son, but I like the isolation of his face from the water. Shot on a NEX 7 not a Leica though.

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    ^ Wow, what a nice shot.

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    +1 !!

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    Fantastic capture, bcm....were you shooting from the diving board? Great image!!! I'll have to throw mine on the NEX-7 too...
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    Thank you for the kind words.

    I was actually standing on top of the edge of an above ground spa. At f2.8 I got a lot of partially in focus shots even with focus magnification because he refuses to accept his role in life as my model and stay still!

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    I'm considering selling mine (boxed, all packaging), nearly mint, with UV filter, caps, etc...if anyone out there is interested and reading this thread. PM me if you have interest. I'd only want to ship within the Continental US, by the way...

    FYI, I just listed it on Buy-Sell
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    Say it ain't so, Ashwin! I saw that feeler in the classifieds. Though in your position, I'd probably go with the Cron too.

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    Re: Any Zeis 85/2.0 ZM users here?

    Thanks, Michael! Yeah, tough choice. I have 3 effective 90's at the moment, and it's a challenge to find time to use all of them. The 90 APO-cron has my preferred look for the widest range of photography, though the Zeiss is better for portraits by a mile, due to its gentler rendering. However, it's a big investment, and after using it extensively for the past 4-5 months, I have had a good feel enough to believe that I don't need it. Time to recoup my initial investment, LOL.

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    Re: Any Zeis 85/2.0 ZM users here?

    I had a guy who lives on the east coast of Australia PM to offer to buy mine anytime I wanted to sell Ashwin. I've let him know you're selling. Perhaps he can change your mind about ConUS only....
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    Thanks, Ben. Much appreciated....
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    Re: Any Zeis 85/2.0 ZM users here?

    Latest update: My Zeiss dealer in Germany contacted me today to inform me that Zeiss has dropped the plan to produce a new batch of the Sonnar.

    Ashwin, if you didn't sell your lens yet, you can double the price
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

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    Re: My Mini-Zeiss ZM 85 mm f/2 Sonnar Review (on the Leica M9)

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    Nice picture of Peter.

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    Re: Any Zeis 85/2.0 ZM users here?

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    Latest update: My Zeiss dealer in Germany contacted me today to inform me that Zeiss has dropped the plan to produce a new batch of the Sonnar.

    Ashwin, if you didn't sell your lens yet, you can double the price
    LOL. Thanks, Edward. It has not yet sold...I am tempted to hold on to it, given that it's a revelation of a lens, and I have sold all other M-mount 90's but My APO-Cron
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    Re: My Mini-Zeiss ZM 85 mm f/2 Sonnar Review (on the Leica M9)

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    Nice picture of Peter.

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    Thanks, Henning!
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    Re: Any Zeis 85/2.0 ZM users here?

    I have added a bunch of Zm 85mm images to my blog:

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    Re: Any Zeis 85/2.0 ZM users here?

    Lens is back up for sale here at GetDPI, with images, for anyone who's still looking. Keep in mind that this is one of Zeiss' most rare production runs, given that it was only produced for 2 years in limited quantities, with no plans to resume production. Legendary IQ...I just need the $ to fund my bed still LOL...

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    Dude, sleep on the floor like the rest of us.

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