Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: New Zeiss primes

  1. #1
    Member Hank Graber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    178
    Post Thanks / Like

    New Zeiss primes

    The Sony Alpha Rumors site seems to be down. So I couldn't confirm but I thought I might have read that there was a rumor of a Zeiss 50/1.2 alpha mount prime?

    As by the end of this year there will almost certainly be an A900 replacement(s) coming - is there a Zeiss roadmap or any credible info for new Zeiss Alpha lenses?

  2. #2
    Senior Subscriber Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    411
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: New Zeiss primes

    If the rumor is true about a new Zeiss 50/1,2 Planar, that's great news. I took my A900 over the weekend on a short trip and I really enjoy the camera. I hope the upcoming A99 will have a bit faster focus system.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    413
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: New Zeiss primes

    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Graber View Post
    is there a Zeiss roadmap or any credible info for new Zeiss Alpha lenses?
    I'm afraid not, there are only rumors from SAR.
    The site seems confident about the 50 mm though...
    Should be an interesting lens!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    528
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: New Zeiss primes

    I can't claim any special knowledge or insight into the Sony lens roadmap but has Zeiss ever issued a 50mm f/1.2? Maybe it's actually a 50/1.4. Not that I wouldn't be interested in a 1.2 but sometimes things get garbled on SAR.

    Regards,
    John

  5. #5
    Member Hank Graber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    178
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: New Zeiss primes

    Quote Originally Posted by jfirneno View Post
    I can't claim any special knowledge or insight into the Sony lens roadmap but has Zeiss ever issued a 50mm f/1.2? Maybe it's actually a 50/1.4. Not that I wouldn't be interested in a 1.2 but sometimes things get garbled on SAR.

    Regards,
    John
    I believe a 50/1.4 was mentioned as well.

    I believe Zeiss makes cinematography f1.2 lenses in 3 focal lengths. There was an 85/1.2. They built a 50 mm Planar f/0.7 for NASA.

    Just a question of price. They have built tons of super fast lenses for different formats and applications.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    528
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: New Zeiss primes

    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Graber View Post
    I believe a 50/1.4 was mentioned as well.

    I believe Zeiss makes cinematography f1.2 lenses in 3 focal lengths. There was an 85/1.2. They built a 50 mm Planar f/0.7 for NASA.

    Just a question of price. They have built tons of super fast lenses for different formats and applications.
    Well, that's good. Sometimes the info coming from SAR seems muddled. I would be very interested in either a Zeiss 50 1.4 or 1.2 in a-mount. Here's hoping they actually come through with at least one of them in the near future. Give me a reason to put my NEX away for a while and get re-acquainted with the A-850.

    Regards,
    John

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •