Tag Archives: Zeiss

Zeiss Biotar lens coming back to life?

This rumor consists of two parts – the first part is coming from RetroCamera who recently reported that Zeiss will bring back to life the Biotar 1.5/75 lens: “When I was in Denmark, a photographer in Ribe told me that I had a very nice (and long) conversation, that Zeiss would like to move in this direction. […]

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Shooting the Milky Way with the Leica M10 (Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8 ZM lens review)

General The widest M rectilinear lens that Leica makes today is the 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar ($2,995) if you don’t count the 16-18-21mm f/4 Tri-Elmar-M ($5,195). If you want to go wider, Zeiss and Voigtlander are the only options – Zeiss makes two super wide lenses, while Voigtlander has three: Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZM ($4,600) […]

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Zeiss has no imminent plans for more updated ZM lenses (for Leica M mount)

At a recent photo gear show, a reader asked a Zeiss representative if the company is planning to release any updates to the existing ZM range of lenses or any new ZM lenses for Leica M mount and the answer was: no imminent updates or roadmap updates whatsoever, with the Distagon T* 35mm f/1.4 still […]

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Alternative (silver) lens hood for the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZM lens

A month ago I purchased a silver Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZM lens for Leica M mount. The lens is big and heavy, with excellent image quality, but it does not come with a lens hood. Zeiss does offer a black-only lens hood for an additional $154. I have seen on social media that Thorsten […]

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Zeiss C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM and Distagon T* 4/18 ZM lenses listed as discontinued

  An interesting development: the Zeiss C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM ($1,201) and Distagon T* 4/18 ZM ($1,428) lenses for Leica M mount are both currently listed as discontinued on Zeiss website (see this and this page): Zeiss is currently offering up to $250 rebates on selected Zeiss ZM lenses (B&H, Adorama and PopFlash are eligible for those rebates, Amazon is not):

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Up to $250 rebates on selected Zeiss ZM lenses

Zeiss is currently offering up to $250 rebates on selected Zeiss ZM lenses (for Leica M mount):

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Striking a Balance: The Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZM Review

Striking a Balance: The Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZM Review by Louis Ferreira (500px.com/LouisFerreira) When photographers talk about classic focal lengths, the two most commonly considered are the 35mm and 50mm. Both are great starting points for photographers to begin building their lens collection. I have always preferred the look of 50mm and the […]

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