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Zeiss: In August Sony sold more system cameras than Canon and Nikon (on German Market).


Planet5D posted that video interview with Conversation with Michael Schielhlen, Senior Director from Zeiss. There are a couple of info to share:

1) Michael said that Sony is very popular in Germany. In August for the very first time Sony sold more interchangeable cameras than Nikon and Canon!
2) Zeiss is already working on the third Batis lens development
3) For both Batis and Loxia lenses the next interesting focal lengths are super wide and 135 and 200mm focal lengths
4) Zeiss is surprised by the huge demand of Batis lenses

There is no official way to know how popular the Sony E-mount system is in all countries. It would certainly be interesting to know how sales are in Europe, Asia and US. All I do to check the current “popularity” of cameras is to visit the Amazon sales rankings. And you can notice some differences between countries:
Amazon USA (Click here) shows that DSLR cameras are still the big sellers although Sony is doing quite fine with their A6000 and A7sII cameras.
Amazon Germany (Click here) shows a more homogeneous ranking were both Sony mirrrorless and Nikon/Canon DSLR seem to sell equally fine.

But really that’s not e scientific metric to measure success. Maybe the next Sony financial report will give us some more detailed clue about the recent A7rII and A7sII sales.

Back to Zeiss: What is the next Batis lens you would like to get from Zeiss???

Links to all Zeiss made FE Loxia and Batis lenses:
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens for Sony E Mount at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama., WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens for Sony E Mount at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 FE lens at BHphoto and Adorama. In Europe at WexUK.

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