February 1, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Zeiss SSM f/1.4 to be priced a little bit above $1,500?


An anonymous source (Thanks a lot!) just shared a new info about the new Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 SSM lens. He said the lens price will be a tiny bit over $1,500! This is double the price of the manual Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 lens that is available for Canon or Nikon mount (here at amazon). But of course this lens has AF, SSM and is weather sealed!

Now, as I told you this is from one anonymous source and the info may not be correct. But, let’s imagine that is the real final price:

Would you buy the lens if the image quality is on a very high level?

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

February 1, 2013
Posted in news

Fastest (new) mirrorless lens ever: Ibelux 40mm f/0.85!

Image via Metalmickey

Guys! It may be not a good quality lens but this is to date the fastest lens for a digital mirrorless system! It is the IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 for Sony E-mount! It’s made by Kipon and the German IB/E OPTICS. It will be on market by July and price has yet to be defined. Stanley Kubrick would have loved this news. He shot Barry Lyndon on an even faster lens, the Zeiss f/0.7 (Source: Visual-memory). There is also a Leica Leitz for security cameras with f/0.75 (on auction here on eBay). But this lens is designed for the Sony NEX system and hopefully quality will be decent enough!

via Metalmickey

January 31, 2013
Posted in news

Image of the Hasselblad Lunar with new Zeiss prime.

Image via Kumadigital.

At the CP+ show in Japan also Hasselblad is present with the “Lunar” Nex camera. They still didn’t unveil any detail about the final release date and final price (which we all have no doubt will be very high). The picture on top shows it with one of the future new Zeiss primes for NEX, the 12mm f/2.8 Distagon. As you know the 2.8/12, 1.8/32 and 2.8/50 macro will be released in Summer. Below two more pics of the Lunar (via Kumadigital.)

Confess, you can’t wait to spend $6,000 bucks on this!!!! :)


January 31, 2013
Posted in deals

Save $200 on the RX1 in USA! Sigma 30mm deal.

Image via Slidoo.

You can now save up to $200 on the new Sony RX1 Full Frame compact camera. Here are the links:
$2,598 at BigValue (Click here).
$2,599 at Cameraland (Click here).
$2,600 at BorelFoto (Click here).
$2,650 at Photo4less (Click here).

To get notified on future new RX1 price drops on eBay just login and save that Slidoo search. And ePhotozine published some new RX1 fotos.

UPDATE: The current 30mm f/1.4 lens for Sony got a $50 discount at Bhphoto.

January 31, 2013
Posted in news

Official: Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 SSM for A-mount will come in Spring.

DC.watch (translation here) reports that the new Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4 SSM lens for Sony A-mount will be released in Spring. It has a 72mm filter diameter, circular aperture diaphragm, 8 lens in 5 groups  and 45cm close focusing distance. Price is yet unknown. Editors’s note: Glad that we finally had a positive A-mount news :)

P.S.: We have many Zeiss 50mm lenses for different mounts all priced between 500 and 800 dollars:
Zeiss Normal 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* for Canon (see auctions on eBay)
Zeiss Normal 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* for Nikon (see auctions on eBay)
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 50mm f/1.4 50/1.4 LTM (see auctions on eBay)
Zeiss Normal 50mm f/1.4 for Contax (see auctions on eBay)
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 ZF 50mm F1.4 Nikon Ai-S (see auctions on eBay).

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