Carl Zeiss Unveils New ZF.2 Lenses

Carl Zeiss Unveils New ZF.2 Lenses

Camera lens maker Carl Zeiss has introduced the new ZF.2 series of lenses for digital SLRs, upgrading eight of its F-bayonet lenses by adding an electronic interface (CPU). The upgrade allows full support of automatic exposure modes and the inclusion of lens-related data to EXIF.

The company said the CPU also supports manual exposure settings, including those for camera casings that are not AI-compatible. Since the lens now transmits the EXIF data such as manufacturer, date, metering system and exposure to the camera, photographers no longer need to set the parameters manually. These quicker and faster handling capabilities of the ZF.2 lenses are especially useful under hectic shooting conditions, according to the Carl Zeiss.

The ZF.2 lenses are available in eight focal lengths, six of which will be available from the end of November: 3,5/18, 2,8/21, 2/35, 1,4/50, 2/50 and 1,4/85. The Distagon T* 2/28 ZF.2 and macro Planar T* 2/100 ZF.2 will be introduced in Spring 2010.

The new lenses will be priced between $725 and $1843.

[Site: Zeiss.de]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

Cavalier STL-I camera body with 2 Lens Hanimar Auto S 135mm + Sears 200mm + Case picture
Cavalier STL-I camera body with 2 Lens Hanimar Auto S 135mm + Sears 200mm + Case
Hanimar 1:3.5 f=135mm No. 22256 Lens with Case. Nice and Clean and Clear. picture
Hanimar 1:3.5 f=135mm No. 22256 Lens with Case. Nice and Clean and Clear.
Pentax M42 Screw Mount Lens Hanimar Auto 1:2.8 F135  picture
Pentax M42 Screw Mount Lens Hanimar Auto 1:2.8 F135
Vintage Asahi Pentax Honeywell Spotmatic 35mm / Hanimar 55mm Prime Lens picture
Vintage Asahi Pentax Honeywell Spotmatic 35mm / Hanimar 55mm Prime Lens
Vintage Camera Lens Hanimar Auto S 1:2.8 f=135mm 58o No. 28406 Made in Japan picture
Vintage Camera Lens Hanimar Auto S 1:2.8 f=135mm 58o No. 28406 Made in Japan