At Photokina: Carl Zeiss Unwraps 8 Superb Lenses

Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF

Lens maker Carl Zeiss has announced 8 lenses at the Photokina photo expo in Cologne, Germany. They are:

1. Three new ZV medium format lenses – intended for the classic Hasselblad camera system: the wide-angle Distagon T* 4/50 ZV, macro lens Makro-Planar T*4/120 ZV, and the tele lens Sonnar T* 4/180 ZV.

2. Two super-fast Zeiss ZF macro lenses for Nikon F-mount cameras – the new ZEISS Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZF and Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF are the fastest macro lenses for 35mm full-frame photography.

3. Two new, compact super wide-angle lenses with M-bayonet – the Distagon T* 4/18 ZM and C Biogon T* 4.5/21 ZM.

4. The humungous Zonnar T* 4/1700, world’s largest telephoto lens specially made for one particular customer who will use it on the Hasselblad 203FE 6x6cm medium format camera.


Published by Chris Malinao

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