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Zeiss joins mirrorless market!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Chrisnmn, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    im not sure if this was already posted here or not, BUT i think this is great news...

    This is a post from Zeiss at DPreview.com Carl Zeiss preparing 55mm F1.4 for DSLRs and family of lenses for mirrorless: Digital Photography Review

    Another highlight will be the presentation of a design study, with which Carl Zeiss will offer a sneak preview of a new family of autofocus lenses for mirrorless system cameras (CSC) that will most likely be available in mid-2013. Due to their performance and high speed, these new lenses will be ideal for deliberate photo composition, making them perfect for more sophisticated photographers as well. Carl Zeiss plans to initially offer fixed focal lengths in the wide angle and standard range as well as a macro. „The trend toward mirrorless system cameras has accelerated since 2010 and we notice growing interest for them among ambitious photographers. We are convinced that as a result of the new and very high-quality cameras and lenses that are coming onto the scene, this market will become even more important. We see lots of potential, which is why we will offer more products for this target group in the future,” said Dr. Winfried Scherle, Vice President and General Manager of the Camera Lens Division of Carl Zeiss AG.

    NOW thats awesome! what do you guys think? Photokina is going to bring some nice announcements like this one!
     
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  2. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    I don't see where it says anything about M43. Considering Zeiss's long standing relationship with Sony and the fact they they are already making lenses for the NEX it can simply be they are referring to that when they say CSC.
     
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  3. mguffin

    mguffin Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Westwood, NJ
    Mirrorless now includes Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Sony, Ricoh, Leica, Pentax, Samsung and m4/3...
     
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  4. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    True, my bad. it should say then mirrorless in the title instead of m43.
     
  5. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Mike
    Well, it doesn't stop Zeiss from making a crapload of lenses for Canon and Nikon, even with their Sony relationship. Also, Zeiss seems to often release the same lenses in EF format before A mount. They'll probably make m43 "native" lenses if the money is there (and it's there).
     
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