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(SR3) New Zeiss lens to be released at Photokina?


Following rumor is not from our sources so take it easy! It could be true it could be wrong!

At Dyxum forum member with the nickname “boyanphotography” affirms that “Today I talked to the Zeiss guy at IBC, and he told me that at Photokina they will launch the full MF line of lenses for A-mount (18mm all the way to 100mm (including the 50 1.4), they start with bringing the [shoplink 3962]100 macro[/shoplink] on the market at beginning 2011).

Also, he said Zeiss/Sony will release a new lens at Photokina (besides the 24)!!!
He said he couldn’t tell me what lens, though he said it’s a very big one .
Could this be the CZ 200mm?

We remind you that those are the current Manual Focus lenses from Zeiss:
[shoplink 3960]Distagon T* 3,5/18[/shoplink] Distagon T* 2,8/21
Distagon T* 2/28
Distagon T* 1,4/35
Distagon T* 2/35
Planar T* 1,4/50
Makro-Planar T* 2/50
Planar T* 1,4/85
[shoplink 3962]Makro-Planar T* 2/100[/shoplink]

In the meanwhile Kurtmunger noticed that the new Zeiss 24mm lens “does not appear anywhere on their site as of 21:44, 9/12/10 EST. Apparently, Sony’s US website was down on Saturday for maintenance(?)  As I was trying to update some links to the CZ 24mm F/2 lens I noticed it was gone on the Carl Zeiss lens page.  Could it be a mistake?  Or is Sony having troubles again?  Since last week, Sony has very quietly pulled the A560, A580 and CZ 24mm F/2 from their US website, I’m not sure about other places.  Very strange actions here.  I remember the date when the CZ 16-80mm was promised, and it ended up being released six months late.BHphoto is still taking preorders (approx. arrival November)

UPDATE: The Sony 24mm lens in available for preorder in all other worldwide sonystyle stores. Very likely it’s just a Sony US mistake…

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