New Otus 28mm f1.4 from ZEISS

Zeiss has officially unveiled the next lens in its full-frame lineup, the 28mm f1.4 Otus. Available in Canon and Nikon mounts, the 28mm f/1.4 Otus follows the same aesthetics as its 55mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.4 lenses which have already gained a reputation for being some of the sharpest lenses on the market, corner to corner.

This manual focus lens has an all-metal barrel and uses 16 elements in 13 groups, including one aspherical lens and one double aspheric, as well as eight elements made from ‘special’ glass. This special glass gives the lens apochromatic correction. Its aperture range is f1.4 to f16 and utilizes a 9-blade aperture diaphragm for that signature smooth bokeh Zeiss glass is known for.

No pricing has been set, but the 28mm f1.4 will be available in the second quarter of 2016.

http://www.zeiss.co.in/camera-lenses/en_in/camera_lenses/otus/otus1428.html

New Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8

Zeiss has announced the 3rd lens in the Loxia series. The Loxia 21mm f2.8 is a compact, super-wide angle MF lens designed for the Sony FE camera system. The lens introduces a new optical design specially developed for high resolution, full-frame sensors such as the one used in the Sony A7RII. Like the Loxia 35 and Loxia 50, the aperture ring can be de-clicked, making this new lens well suited for video.

Features

  • E Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • f/2.8 to f/22 aperture range
  • Close focus of 9.84”
  • Same barrel diameter and 52mm filter dimensions as the Loxia 35 and Loxia 50 lenses
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • 4 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • 1 Aspherical Element
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  • Weather-Resistant Lens Mount Gasket

Lens ships in December at a cost of $1,499.

http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_us/camera_lenses/loxia/loxia2821.html

New Zeiss Lenses for Canon & Nikon DSLRS


Zeiss has announced a new range of lenses specifically for high-resolution DSLRs. The Zeiss Milvus family includes six lenses for Canon EF and Nikon F cameras, including a pair of macro lenses.

The lenses are all manual focus only, but feature communication between lens and camera body. Zeiss has also made focusing rings with a long throw to make precise manual focusing easier, and the optics are designed to produce even performance from corner to corner.

Pricing for the six lenses will be:

  • Zeiss Milvus 2.8/21 $1843
  • Zeiss Milvus 2/35 $1177
  • Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 $1199
  • Zeiss Milvus 1.4/85 $1799
  • Zeiss Milvus 2/50M $1283
  • Zeiss Milvus 2/100M $1843

The 2/50M and 2/100M are both macro lenses with 1:2 image ratio at closest focus.

A Unique Electronic Display in the New ZEISS Batis


ZEISS now has two new lenses that use a unique electronic display to show the focus distance and depth of field. The Batis 25mm f2.0 and the Batis 85mm f1.8 autofocus lenses were developed especially for mirrorless full-frame system cameras by Sony.

With just a glance at the innovative OLED display on top of the lens, one can now see the focus distance and range of depth of field. (Depth of field describes the sharp focus range and depends on a range of factors including the focus distance, the set aperture and the image sensor of the camera type used.)

Depending on the focus distance, one of the following two display modes will be shown.

Close-up situations:

The display shows the focus distance on the left hand side, and the depth of field on the right hand side. The latter displays the sharp focus range relating to the focus distance.

Long distance situations:

The focus distance is shown in the upper part of the display. Depth of field values are shown in the display corners in the bottom left and right in absolute distance values relating to the distance from the camera system.

The ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses were developed especially for mirrorless full-frame system cameras by Sony. The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer protection against dust and splashing water in addition to fast and easy autofocus. For creative work, the distance and depth of field can be read from the innovative OLED display. With the completely new lens design, the high-speed ZEISS Batis family offers perfect imaging performance.

ZEISS Batis 25mm f2.0 With a close focusing distance of just 7.9 inches and a fast maximum aperture of f2.0, the ZEISS Batis 25mm wide-angle lens is the perfect companion for shooting landscapes, architecture, street scenes and photojournalism.

http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/batis/batis225.html

ZEISS Batis 85mm f1.8 With a focal length of 85 mm, and a fast f1.8 maximum aperture, this lens is the perfect companion for portrait, event, and wedding photography. The built in optical image stabilization also allows for successful hand-held shooting even in poor light conditions.

http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/batis/batis1885.html

Come see both of these uniques lenses on display at Camera West.

New ZEISS Glass for Mirrorless Cameras


 

The ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses were developed especially for mirrorless full-frame system cameras by Sony. The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer protection against dust and splashing water in addition to fast and easy autofocus. For creative work, the distance and depth of field can be read from the innovative OLED display. With the completely new lens design, the high-speed ZEISS Batis family offers perfect imaging performance.

ZEISS Batis 25mm f2.0 With a close focusing distance of just 7.9 inches and a fast maximum aperture of f2.0, the ZEISS Batis 25mm wide-angle lens is the perfect companion for shooting landscapes, architecture, street scenes and photojournalism.

http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/batis/batis225.html

ZEISS Batis 85mm f1.8 With a focal length of 85 mm, and a fast f1.8 maximum aperture, this lens is the perfect companion for portrait, event, and wedding photography. The built in optical image stabilization also allows for successful hand-held shooting even in poor light conditions.

http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/batis/batis1885.html