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Zeiss blog: How the Zeiss Touit mirrorless system Lenses were developed, May 8, 2013
The official Zeiss blog has a new blog post featuring the development of the Touit lenses. The new Touit lenses are Zeiss's mirrorless system lenses, currently for Fuji X and Sony NEX. Their post includes lens design diagrams for the... Continue

Zeiss Naming Disaster: they call their Mirrorless Lenses "Touits", April 30, 2013
This is not a late April Fools Day joke! Zeiss has officially given a name to their mirrorless APS-C prime lens line for the Sony NEX e-mount and the Fuji X System. They call them "Touit". The Zeiss blog goes... Continue

Fuji updates X System Lens Road Map, includes Fuji and Zeiss lenses, April 16, 2013
Fuji has updated its Lens Road Map for the X System, including both their own lenses and the three upcoming Zeiss lenses! A total of 13 X system lenses are either available or on the road map. Ten primes (three... Continue

Zeiss dramatically hypes new 55mm f1.4 SLR lens (Staff Scientist risks reputation if lens does not walk on water), February 17, 2013
Zeiss is jumping on the wild horse that is the hype machine. They published a 5-minute with their Staff Scientist Dr. Hubert Nasse exuberantly and profusely singing the praises of the upcoming Zeiss 55mm f1.4 Distagon T* SLR lens. With... Continue

Dxomark Group-Test of five Super Wide Primes (Nikon, Zeiss, Sigma, Samyang), February 6, 2013
Dxomark has been busy with new lens reviews, and perhaps the most interesting of their latest output is a group test of five super wide prime lenses from Canon, Nikon, Zeiss, Sigma and Samyang. They are all full frame primes,... Continue

Sony at CP Plus shows Zeiss 50mm f1.4 ZZA SLR lens and NEX 20mm f2.8 and NEX Road map, February 4, 2013
More excitement is cropping us as we go through the CP Plus Trade Show Floor action. This time it is at the intersection of Sony and Zeiss, DC Watch Impress (computer-translated) has published four pictures of the prototype Zeiss Planar... Continue

Cosina discontinues Zeiss Ikon production, December 11, 2012
Not all news is good news. Case in point here for fans of classic film rangefinders. Cosina is announcing that they are ending production of the Zeiss Ikon film cameras. The announcement was verified by multiple sources including Fujiya Camera... Continue

Everybody Else: Photokina, Panasonic, GH3, Samsung, Ricoh, Leica, Hasselblad, Voigtlander, Zeiss, Schneider, SLR Magic, Lytro, Casio, etc, October 1, 2012
And now the dramatic conclusion of the code-named two minute offense catch-up-a-thons covering the remaining manufacturers and general-purpose posts we haven't previously covered. We have already rounded-up Sigma and Pentax and Sony and Canon and Fuji and Nikon and Nikon... Continue

Lenses Trade Show Floor round-up: Zeiss, Samyang, Voigtlander, Schneider, Tamron, Sigma, September 19, 2012
And now we have a catch-all round-up, we feature the various lens manufacturers, some of which generated a lot of excitement (see new lens announcements)... Earlier on we posted the Sony and Leica round-up and the Olympus round-up and the... Continue

Zeiss developing new line of high-megapixel full-frame manual-focus SLR lenses, September 19, 2012
The Year of the Lens intersects with the Year of the 35mm Full Frame Camera in this announcement as Zeiss has made yet another announcement at Photokina: they are developing a new line of 35mm full frame lenses, manual focus,... Continue

Zeiss announces three new autofocus primes for Sony NEX and Fuji X, September 18, 2012
Hide your wallets! Sell your cars! New Zeiss auto-focus primes are coming! Zeiss has announced three new auto-focus prime lenses for the Sony NEX e-mount and the Fuji X/XF system. The new primes are the 12mm f2.8 Distagon and the... Continue

New Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar SSM ZA in Spring 2013, September 12, 2012
Lost in the shuffle of Sony's Big Bang last night was the announcement of yet another lens, this one is in development with a Spring 2013 time frame. It is a Sony Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4 SSM ZA prime... Continue

New Zeiss/Arri Master Anamorphic Prime Lenses (seven of them) for the Alexas, September 8, 2012
If you can't get enough Zeiss news, you are in luck! Here is another new Zeiss product announcement. Together with Arri, they have announced the Master Anamorophic lenses for the Alexas. Press releases at Zeiss and at Arri. This wave... Continue

New Zeiss SLR lens: 135mm f2 T* (Canon, Nikon), September 8, 2012
After a trio of forward-looking statements posted earlier in the week (see Zeiss archives), Zeiss is back with a new SLR lens announcement! It is the 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar T*, to be available in the Canon and Nikon SLR... Continue

Zeiss promises Rangefinder fans a ZM special surprise at Photokina, September 6, 2012
The Zeiss Photokina blog-post is a gift that keeps on giving. In paragraph #5, Zeiss reveals... ... For fans of the Carl Zeiss family of ZM systems for rangefinder cameras, Carl Zeiss has a special surprise in store. In 2013,... Continue


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