Sunday, November 12, 2006

New Carl Zeiss ZM lens for digital rangefinders.

Zeiss ZM 4/18mm

Zeiss ZM 4,5/21mm

12th November 2006, Carl Zeiss will be two additional ZM mount lenses: (1) C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM; and (2) Distagon T* 4/18 ZM.

Release date for these lenses are unclear, and should perhaps be available in 2007 April.

More about C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM, & Distagon T* 4/18 ZM:-
These two lenses have much smaller apertures, and are obviously designed for digital rangefinders, namely the Leica M8, and Epson R-D1, R-D1s. Digital rangefinders can produce images with lower noise at higher ISO, thus these two lenses will be perfect even if it is less bright. With a focal mul

Previously Zeiss had released a ZM 2.8/18mm. It was made in Germany and carried a price tag of at least US$2,500 (to be exact, Japanese Yen 350,000). Awesome lens but it costs too much. The new less bright 4/18mm will certainly be more affordable.