While it is great news that CZ continues to be an active player in the arena of camera lens building, I continue to be surprised at their pricing strategy (vs. what used to be the prices for the now-defunct Contax system). I got a whole set of lenses in C/Y mount (and a couple of bodies that beat any body ever produced in Pentax K mount), so it doesn't matter to me, but still... Mike Carlos Manuel Freaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: "Carl Zeiss SLR Lenses Now Available for K Bayonet Good news for 35 mm SLR (Single Lens Reflex) enthusiasts. The successful SLR line of lenses is continuing to grow. Different camera mounts are making the prized optics attractive for an increasing number of SLR photographers. These premium lenses with manual focusing are now also available for the K bayonet. They are sold under the name of ZK Until now, Carl Zeiss SLR lenses were already available for the F bayonet (ZF) and the M42 screw threads (ZS). SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss are known for their outstanding image quality and precise, long-lasting mechanical parts. This has been enabled by the growing known-how and the latest technology: for the design of its SLR lenses, Carl Zeiss draws on more than 100 years of experience in camera optics. The ZEISS SLR lenses with the ZK bayonet contain transmission elements based on the KA standard and thus permit the utilization of shutter priority, aperture priority and programmed auto exposure on all camera models with these features. Initially, the Distagon T* 2.8/25 and 2/35, Planar T* 1.4/50 and 1.4/85 as well as Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and 2/100 will be offered for the K bayonet. In the future, further additions to the line of SLR lenses will provide demanding photographers with an even larger selection of manually focusable fixed focal lengths for their work. Prices for these premium optics range from 500 to 1350 Euro (excl. VAT). The first lenses will be available in August. Precise focusing is the decisive factor for optimum results in practically all areas of photography. SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss offer considerable advantages over lenses with autofocus, particularly for landscape, macro, portrait, night and architectural images. For practical use, the large rotary angle and the absolute freedom from play of the focus ring simplify exact focusing on the details important to the image, which also makes the performance of the lens visible in the resulting picture. This allows photographers to better implement their creative ideas and better accentuate details in the image as the main subject can be clearly emphasized against its surroundings. Berlin main train station For nighttime exposures with strong light sources in the image, in particular, the advanced stray light suppression of Carl Zeiss lenses practically prevents ghost images and the contrast in the picture is outstanding. The quality of a lens can be noticed very quickly, particularly in challenging lighting situations. The range of use of this line of lenses can also be expanded by attaching a corresponding adapter to the digital and analog camera housings of other manufacturers. Novoflex, for example, offers high-quality adapters". I hope to see some of these lenses on my KA bayonet some day. Carlos ____________________________________________________________________________________ ¡Sé un mejor besador! Compartí todo lo que sabés sobre besos. http://ar.yahoo.com/promos/mejorbesador.html --- Rollei List - Post to rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx - Subscribe at rollei_list-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'subscribe' in the subject field OR by logging into www.freelists.org - Unsubscribe at rollei_list-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the subject field OR by logging into www.freelists.org - Online, searchable archives are available at http://www.freelists.org/archives/rollei_list Mike Bischof Delhi, India My Photo Blog: http://geocities.com/nbg90455/blog.html --------------------------------- Ready for the edge of your seat? Check out tonight's top picks on Yahoo! TV.