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#1 Klaus

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:19 AM

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:23 AM

I'm expecting a sensibly sized 135/2.8 for around 1200$. 

 

Which means I'll probably buy it. Minolta 135/2.8 is one of the lenses I use the most often.



#3 Brightcolours

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:21 PM

Is it the Zeiss Batis line where Tamron filed the patents on?



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:56 PM

Not officially but they have patents which are pretty much similar to the Batis line. 



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:19 PM

My bet is on a 135mm f/2.4 for 1500$


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#6 Rover

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:45 PM

I was thinking about an f/2.5 one. :) Let's see who's going to get it right in the end. :)



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 04:08 PM

Okay, why not join the betting? I would like to mention that Zeiss sometimes uses odd FL (like 25 mm, 100 mm, 180 mm) but rarely - if at all - odd apertures. So my guess is rather f/2.8 or f/2.0, but not f/2.4 or 2.5  ^_^



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 09:35 PM

Okay, why not join the betting? I would like to mention that Zeiss sometimes uses odd FL (like 25 mm, 100 mm, 180 mm) but rarely - if at all - odd apertures. So my guess is rather f/2.8 or f/2.0, but not f/2.4 or 2.5  ^_^

 

My Flektogon 35/2.4 would like to have a word :D 

 

Btw, Zeiss uses odd focal length but the thing is, they pretty much always use those. I don't think they ever made a 24mm or a 20mm lens, except for the Sony/Zeiss 24/2 SSM. All else have been at 21/25/28mm, except a few of their zooms.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 09:54 PM

Flektogon is Zeiss Jena at GDR era, yes?  :P I'm sorry, this era in this state was a lot of improvisation because there was always missing raw materials.

 

In Oberkochen, they went this 15 / 18 / 21 / 25 / 28 path (28 is not that exotic, but the others are) with a 16 mm fisheye, if I remember well. Btw. I didn't realize they made a 200/2 Apo Sonnar  :huh: boah. At the time, my dream was a 180/2.8 Sonnar which would have cost me half a year's income  :(



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 10:02 PM

Let's get the sweepstakes running. :P

Speaking of the "odd" aperture values: just recently we got a 85/2.4 Loxia. Not sure if that might mean anything for another product line though.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:02 AM

I guess 135/2.0



#12 toni-a

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 04:42 PM

Would Zeiss make STF lenses? 135mm STF should be in line with new offerings from Fuji and others

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:12 PM

Woah woah woah woah... Slow down. They barely started implementing AF!



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:13 PM

No. Zeiss makes 2 types of Softar filters - sorry, the used to, today it's rebadged B+W stuff. I'm not sure but they never implemented filter elements inside a lens. That would sabotage their reasoning about the oh-so-impossible-to-make-High-Quality-lenses-with-AF  :lol: They should speak to Sigma and tell them, "all wrong with your 85/1.4 Art, due to AF it simply can't be that good".

 

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And I have no idea, which Fuji lens you're referring to? The 56/1.2 APD is "equivalent" to 84 mm FF. 



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:59 PM

I have a Softar II but I haven't used it yet. Bought it just because it came with front and rear caps and the price was the same as buying those two caps so it's a free filter :D






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