Carl Zeiss for Nikon

 Zeiss Press Release

Maximum image quality meets the comfort of automatic control

Carl Zeiss presents a new series of lenses: ZF.2 for F bayonet

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 16.11.2009.

specialist Carl Zeiss today announced its introduction of a new series
of lenses for the semi-professional market: the ZF.2 with F bayonet for
digital SLRs. Thanks to its electronic interface (CPU), these new ZEISS
lenses support all- important operations such as the automatic
mechanisms for time, aperture setting and program. The CPU also
supports manual exposure settings, including those for camera casings
that are not AI-compatible. Since the lens now transmits the EXIF data
such as manufacturer, date, metering system and exposure to the camera,
photographers no longer need to set the parameters manually. These
quicker and faster handling capabilities of the ZF.2 lenses are
especially useful under hectic shooting conditions.

lenses truly come into their own in situations that demand extreme
photographic creativity and maximum image quality. Carl Zeiss’
established fixed focal length lenses are known for their high light
sensitivity and precise manual handling, leaving the photographer in
full control. The new ZF.2 series will be especially interesting for
photo enthusiasts who value creative, high-quality images combined with
the comfort of automatic settings.

Martin Klottig, Marketing
Manager of the Camera Lens Division at Carl Zeiss AG: ìThe ZF.2 lenses
are ideal tools for photographers who want to concentrate more on the
subject than on their camera equipment. Whether at a wedding, a
toddler’s first steps or impressions from faraway countries, these
lenses are perfect for photographers who want to capture once-only
moments quickly and accurately. These situations demand first-class
technology that captures spontaneous actions without too much effort
and delivers fantastic images each time.î

The ZF.2 lenses are
available in eight focal lengths, six of which will be available from
the end of November: 3,5/18, 2,8/21, 2/35, 1,4/50, 2/50 and 1,4/85. The
Distagon T* 2/28 ZF.2 and macro Planar T* 2/100 ZF.2 will be introduced
in Spring 2010. ìWe are currently completely reworking and optimizing
the Distagon T* 2.8/25 ZF. As a result, it will be available for other
mounts somewhat later,ì says Klottig.

The prices for these
new lenses will lie between EUR 545 and EUR 1.386 (excluding VAT). With
the new ZF.2 series, Carl Zeiss extends its acclaimed ZF family of
lenses, for which there is still high demand and possibly long waiting

ìWe will offer the ZF series as long as the demand lasts,î stresses Klottig.

A list of compatible camera models is available under: SLR lenses with F bayonet mount for cameras from Nikon

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