Carl Zeiss SLR Lenses Now Available for Pentax K Bayonet Mount!

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by jeremy, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. jeremy

    jeremy Guest

    From the current Lens Newsletter that I just received from Carl Zeiss:

    Carl Zeiss SLR Lenses Now Available for K Bayonet

    Good news for 35 mm SLR (Single Lens Reflex) enthusiasts. The successful SLR
    line of lenses is continuing to grow. Different camera mounts are making the
    prized optics attractive for an increasing number of SLR photographers.
    These premium lenses with manual focusing are now also available for the K
    bayonet. They are sold under the name of ZK Until now, Carl Zeiss SLR lenses
    were already available for the F bayonet (ZF) and the M42 screw threads
    (ZS).

    SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss are known for their outstanding image quality and
    precise, long-lasting mechanical parts. This has been enabled by the growing
    known-how and the latest technology: for the design of its SLR lenses, Carl
    Zeiss draws on more than 100 years of experience in camera optics.

    The ZEISS SLR lenses with the ZK bayonet contain transmission elements based
    on the KA standard and thus permit the utilization of shutter priority,
    aperture priority and programmed auto exposure on all camera models with
    these features.

    Initially, the Distagon T* 2.8/25 and 2/35, Planar T* 1.4/50 and 1.4/85 as
    well as Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and 2/100 will be offered for the K bayonet. In
    the future, further additions to the line of SLR lenses will provide
    demanding photographers with an even larger selection of manually focusable
    fixed focal lengths for their work. Prices for these premium optics range
    from 500 to 1350 Euro (excl. VAT). The first lenses will be available in
    August.

    Precise focusing is the decisive factor for optimum results in practically
    all areas of photography. SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss offer considerable
    advantages over lenses with autofocus, particularly for landscape, macro,
    portrait, night and architectural images. For practical use, the large
    rotary angle and the absolute freedom from play of the focus ring simplify
    exact focusing on the details important to the image, which also makes the
    performance of the lens visible in the resulting picture. This allows
    photographers to better implement their creative ideas and better accentuate
    details in the image as the main subject can be clearly emphasized against
    its surroundings.
     
    jeremy, Jul 24, 2007
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  2. jeremy

    Noons Guest


    I'd be so happy to even find one reliable
    supplier of a good range of CZ lenses in Australia,
    let alone have them in all the mounts they claim
    to have now...
     
    Noons, Jul 25, 2007
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  3. jeremy

    Tony Polson Guest


    As long as there is B+H and air mail, no-one anywhere in the world
    need be too concerned as to whether or not there is a local supplier.
     
    Tony Polson, Jul 25, 2007
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  4. jeremy

    Noons Guest

    :)
    Good point!
     
    Noons, Jul 25, 2007
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  5. jeremy

    jeremy Guest

    Carl Zeiss in Germany is selling them worldwide. They dumped Hasselblad as
    their lens distributor and are doing it themselves. Prices on their site
    are quoted in Euros.
     
    jeremy, Jul 25, 2007
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