Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8, 18mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2 lenses announced
If you have a full-frame Canon or Nikon DSLR, then you will be happy to hear that Zeiss has introduced three new premium manual focus lenses. All of them are prime models that will join the Milvus family this October. Without much further ado, here is what you need to know about the Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8, 18mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2 lenses!
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens officially announced
The recently-rumored Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens has been announced by the Germany-based company. As its name says, the product consists of a wide-angle prime optic. It supports autofocus and comes with the same OLED screen that is now a trademark of the Batis line-up. The lens will be released by the end of May 2016.
Three new Zeiss FE-mount lenses coming at PhotoPlus 2016
Photographers using Sony FE-mount mirrorless camera may have three extra reasons to be joyful. A couple of distinct sources are reporting that Zeiss is working on three new lenses just for them. The optics will allegedly be revealed sometime in October 2016 as part of the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City.
Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar lens is on its way
Zeiss will add one new member to the Milvus family of manual focus lenses by the end of this year. The next product in line for announcement is the 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar lens, a telephoto prime with a bright maximum aperture. It is coming within a few months for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors.
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens coming in March or April
Zeiss is planning to launch a follow-up to its Batis-series of lenses designed for Sony FE-mount mirrorless cameras. A highly-reliable insider is claiming that the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 wide-angle prime lens will become official within the next few months, while stating that we may see another Batis optic sometime by the end of 2016.
Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 and Otus 28mm f/1.4 lenses coming soon
Zeiss is preparing for a major product launch event in mid-October 2015. The Germany-based lens maker will reveal a couple of new optics between October 12 and 16, according to a trusted source. The upcoming products are the already-rumored Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 and Otus 28mm f/1.4 wide-angle prime lenses.
Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens slated for October 2015 unveiling
Zeiss is on the verge of introducing a new prime lens offering cutting-edge image quality. It is, of course, a new Otus prime and the rumor mill is claiming that it is coming in October 2015, not in September 2015, as previously said. Here is what we know about the upcoming Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens!
Zeiss Otus 25mm f/1.4 lens to be announced this September
Zeiss is preparing a new lens that will be added to its Otus-series of manual focus optics. It was only a matter of time until the rumors started to intensify, but they had come in hot. It seems like the next model consists of a Zeiss Otus 25mm f/1.4 lens that is close to its launch as it will be unveiled officially in September 2015.
Sony A7RII to feature 56-megapixel or higher-resolution sensor
Zeiss has uploaded a 56-megapixel photo to its official Flickr account. The EXIF data has been removed and the description of the image says that it has been captured with a Sony A7R camera. This camera does not have such capability, so its replacement, the Sony A7RII, is now rumored to employ a 56-megapixel or higher-resolution sensor.
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lens unveiled
Sony has just released a statement proving that the A-mount is not dead. A new optic designed for A-mount cameras is now official and it is coming out in June 2015. The Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lens replaces its predecessor with improvements to image quality and subject tracking.
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lens announced
Sony has unveiled its second A-mount lens at the 2015 World Photography Awards. The Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lens follows onto the footsteps of the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lens and it will be released this summer with superior image quality and weathersealing.
Zeiss reveals Batis 85mm f/1.8 and 25mm f/2 lenses
While the whole world has been waiting for a new Loxia-series manual focus optic, Zeiss has unveiled its first autofocus lenses for Sony FE-mount mirrorless cameras. The new Batis 85mm f/1.8 and 25mm f/2 lenses are here as bright prime optics with autofocus support and the promise to deliver high image quality.
Zeiss Loxia wide-angle lens to be released in late 2015
If you own a Sony FE-mount mirrorless camera and you are a fan of Zeiss optics, then you will be pleased to hear that you will get the chance of buying a new product by the end of this year. During an interview at NAB Show 2015, a Zeiss representative has confirmed that a Zeiss Loxia wide-angle lens will be announced later in 2015.
Three new Sony prime lenses unveiled for FE-mount cameras
Sony has expanded its FE-mount lens line-up with the introduction of three new prime lenses and a couple of converters. In addition to the FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS, FE 28mm f/2, and the Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA lenses and two FE converters, the company has also revealed two converters for E-mount lenses.
Four Sony FE-mount lenses to be announced at CP+ 2015
Sony will allegedly keep itself busy at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015 in mid-February. According to inside sources, four new Sony FE-mount lenses will be revealed by the Japan-based company, while a couple of FE-mount converters and a pair of A-mount optics will be introduced, too.
Zeiss FE 25mm f/2 and FE 85mm f/1.8 lenses coming in 2015?
Sony has promised that the FE-mount lens line-up will reach more than 20 lenses by the end of 2015. Although this achievement is a long-shot, it appears that the company is actively developing new optics. An insider is claiming that two optics that are coming in 2015 are the Zeiss FE 25mm f/2 and FE 85mm f/1.8 lenses.
New Zeiss Ikon camera to be manufactured by Sony
The iconic Zeiss Ikon cameras could be making a comeback to the market by the end of 2014. The rumor mill is claiming that Sony is manufacturing a new model of this rangefinder-style series, which will not employ an optical viewfinder. The new Zeiss Ikon camera could be based on a retro design, if it becomes official later this year.
Sony and Mamiya rumored to launch medium format cameras soon
Both Sony and Mamiya are rumored to announce medium format cameras in the near future. The shooters will be powered by a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor manufactured by Sony. The specs lists of the cameras will employ built-in viewfinders, while photographers are said to control the devices via four classic dials.
New Sony A7000 specs, price, and launch date details leaked
What started as a shy rumor has turned into a full saga! More and more sources are revealing details about the Sony NEX-7 replacement. It is said that the new mirrorless camera will be announced at CES 2015. In the meantime, new Sony A7000 specs and price details have showed up on the web to keep us entertained.
Zeiss VR One virtual reality headset announced
Zeiss has decided to expand its consumer offer by entering the virtual reality market. The Zeiss VR One is a virtual reality headset which will be compatible with smartphones featuring displays between 4.7 and 5.2 inches. The headset will begin shipping in late 2014 for a price of only $99, which includes a smartphone drawer.
Sony medium format camera set to be released within 12 months
Zeiss and Sony are rumored to expand their partnership into other areas of the digital imaging industry. According to the rumor mill, a Sony medium format camera is in the works and Zeiss is giving a helping hand. The shooter will be introduced in 2015, when it is said to be joined by a Mamiya medium format rangefinder as well.