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If this lens wants to license a theme song, how about Vanilla Ice with “Zeiss Zeiss Baby!”. Now that you have that song stuck in your heads for the next 24 hours (you are welcome), let’s get back on topic. The Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar T* Manual Focus for the Canon EF mount (ZE) is on sale for $625 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (about $25) AND a free 58mm Carl Zeiss T* UV Filter included automatically by B&H Photo while this promotion is running… This is among the 2015 Photo Plus Expo Specials…
I cannot find the Nikon version at the B&H website using the search function, but you can get it for the same price and 4% rewards but without the free Zeiss UV filter at Adorama.
This is a pre-preorder alert. Another day, another new Zeiss lens. This time it is in the land of (D)SLRs, the new Zeiss Otus 28mm f1.4, will be available in the Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. Price and release estimate are not available yet.
The new lens has been added to the New Lenses Tracking page.
Zeiss time. Six new SLR Prime lenses under the Milvus line have been revealed today. They are available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts and they are wallet onions (proposed new term: purchases that make your wallet cry uncontrollably) ranging in price from $1117 to $1843, and they are available for pre-ordering as follows:
All these are also available for pre-order at B&H Photo which has created a very handy Specs Comparison Table of all six lenses at the bottom of their post over there. Specs include weight and dimensions, which show some differences between the Canon and Nikon versions of each lens.
These have been added to the growing list of New Lenses in 2015 tracking page.
The grey market (imported cameras without manufacturer’s USA warranty) party continues at the eBay Deals, this time it is Get It Digital (99.7%) offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* lens for the E-mount offered for $740 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a three year warranty from Get It Digital, not Sony USA. Over 500 units sold so far from this eBay listing.
The warranty is described in the eBay listing as:
PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, it’s because last week we also mentioned a different grey-market imported Sony-Zeiss lens, the Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) which went (and still goes) for $700, also from Get It Digital.
One of the further-down-the-page eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-market Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) offered for $700 with free shipping and a three year warranty from the seller GetItDigital (99.7%) with a limit of five per customer. This does not come with a Sony USA warranty. Offer ends by 8/24/15.
For Canon and Nikon manual focus lens fans, B&H Photo is offering the Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar T* for $525 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $20~).
Rumors of Zeiss hiring Vanilla Ice for a new “Zeiss Zeiss Baby” TV commercial are completely unfounded, but founded in your wallet is a new sale on the Zeiss 85mm f1.4 Planar T* manual focus lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs for $983 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= almost $40) at B&H Photo.
The current iteration of the Zeiss instant savings expires on 7/31/15. A total of 30 items are participating in this sale, some SLR and some mirrornyet lenses. See all options in two pages of results at Adorama.
The tall ships from Japan brought new camera gear supplies at Adorama. The following three items are now in-stock and ready to ship with free expedited shipping as follows:
- Fuji X-T10 with 18-55 for $1100
- Sony 16-35mm f2.8 Vario-Sonnar T* ZA SSM II Zeiss Lens (Alpha DSLR Mount) for $2250
- Sony 24-70mm f2.8 Vario-Sonnar T* Zeiss ZA SSM II (Alpha DSLR Mount) for $2100
UPDATE: the X-T10 is also in-stock at B&H Photo along with the two new Sony lenses…
To celebrate its 125 year anniversary, Zeiss has a sale on some of their SLR lenses, more specifically 12 ZE (Canon) and 14 ZF (Nikon) lenses are on sale plus they earn 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The promotion ends by 7/31/15. Given the prices of most Zeiss lenses, the 4% promotional rewards are a very decent amount, for example, a $2000 lens gets you an $80 reward!
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The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Thursday are the new condition Zeiss 10×40 T* ABK Conquest Binoculars offered for $500 with free shipping.
While we are patiently waiting for Vanilla Ice to be hired to perform “Zeiss Zeiss Baby”, there is a new round Zeiss SLR (Canon, Nikon) instant savings promotions featuring a total of 25 lenses. These also earn 2% promotional rewards, which are not small change considering the premium price nature of Zeiss lenses. You can see all 25 options at B&H Photo.
The new gear party is not over yet. Sony full frame A-mount photographers must needs hide their wallets! Sony announced two new professional f2.8 lenses. The 24-70mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2100, and the Sony 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2250. The shipping estimate is mid-June 2015. (VS as in Vario-Sonnar).
UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama.
The new hit single by Vanilla Ice is “Zeiss Zeiss baby” 😉 Now that you can’t un-hear that line, Zeiss announced two new lenses in the Batis line, that continue the computerization trend of camera gear, they have a built-in OLED display on the lens barrel that show important lens-y information for the photographer.
The first two lenses in the line are for the Sony NEX e-mount and they are available for pre-order as follows:
You can certainly tweet but you can’t take pictures with a tweet unless you use a touit lens 😉 Two such Zeiss lenses for mirrorless systems are currently on sale and they come with free accessories as well at Adorama. Page down on the listings over there to see the mount and free accessory options (UV filter, lens cap keeper, cleaning kit). The 32mm f1.8 Touit goes for $500, while the 12mm f2.8 Touit goes for $700. These are available in Fuji X and Sony E-mount.
Sony has just announced four new E-mount lenses and four converter lenses, headlined by the 35mm f1.4 ZA Zeiss ($1600) and the 90mm f2.8 OSS G macro ($1100), along with the 24mm f2 prime ($450), and the 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS ($1000), along with four converters for various primes lenses. You can find them all available for pre-order at Adorama.
This limited time offer ended…
It’s a different kind of a tweet! The Zeiss 12mm f2.8 Touit mirrorless system lens is now on sale for $800 with free shipping at Adorama in the Sony mirrorless mount and Fuji mirrorless mount… Also on sale is the Zeiss 32mm f1.8 Touit for $580 in the Sony mirrorless mount and Fuji mirrorless mount…
The official Sony Store is offering the refurbished Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA lens for $703 plus you earn 704 Sony Rewards points with the purchase (if you are a member of their rewards program). This is an APS-C lens for the Sony Alpha SLR mount.