Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Like, Oh My God!

Rumor has it that venerable German optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss will make its ZF line of lenses available in an F mount to fit Nikon cameras. The news was "leaked" on the Zeiss web site the other day, in the form of this cryptic graphic. An official announcement is expected tomorrow, December 21st.,

If true, this is great news for Nikon users.

If Zeiss makes a ZF version of its wide angle Biogon design available for Nikon, like the awesome Biogon T* f/4.5 38mm lens on the Hasselblad SWC, Nirvana will have been achieved.

UPDATE: I found this "leaked" banner that reportedly ran on the Zeiss web site, which was later pulled:

So it's definitely a Nikon mount. Yeah! Rumors flying around say one of the lenses available will be an 85 f/1.4 Planar manual focus. Makes sense, considering that on the F6 at the left of the banner, the lens's filter ring says Planar.

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