Carl Zeiss Announces Lenses for Mirrorless Camera
Carl Zeiss will show prototypes of a 55mm f/1.4 Distagon prime lens for DSLRs and the first lenses for mirrorless system cameras. The lenses for mirrorless cameras will be autofocus designs and will become available in mid 2013. The prototypes on show will include a wide-angle prime, a standard prime and a macro lens. No details are given for which systems will be supported. The manual focus Distagon 1.4/55 will be available in the second half of 2013 for Canon and Nikon mounts.
With a focal length of 55 mm and aperture of f/1.4, this lens is the first model of a new product family designed for demanding users. Thanks to a newly developed optical design, this lens is superior to conventional full-frame lenses, and it achieves with powerful full-frame, full-format cameras an image performance that until now has only been seen with medium-format systems. The first prototype of this new range will celebrate its world debut at photokina. The family of lenses is expected to be on the market in the second half of 2013 for EF bayonet (ZE) and F bayonet (ZF.2).Tags: 55mm, cologne, Carl Zeiss, lenses for mirrorless cameras, 55mm f/1.4 Distagon prime lens, koelnmesse, trade fair, photokina 2012