It's announced from one dealer here as "world debut". WTF? a bloody dull 135/2.8 is already existing in hundreds of variants since decades, if not a full century. Okay, it's the dealer, but they only repeat the marekting blurb coming from Zeiss themselves. It's almost insulting to yell "world debut". Alright, fake news are in fashion, I know.
Edit: Had to check... 1930 Zeiss themselves introduced their first 135/2.8 design. Today they claim
Thanks to the outstanding correction of all chromatic aberrations, the ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 is a high-performance telephoto lens with an Apo Sonnar design.
Now, I really guess, there's a fine difference between "Apo Sonnar design" and apochromatic lens
But after all, it has anti-shake and the OLED distance scale. In Zeiss-terms: plenty of value for only 2k $
I take a dozen.