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The Zeiss blog just posted a Q&A regarding their new high-end SLR family of lenses.
From the Zeiss blog:
Carl Zeiss is heralding a particularly powerful new full-frame SLR lens at photokina 2012. Dr. Michael Pollmann, Consumer Lenses Product and Program Manager in the Carl Zeiss Camera Lenses Division, is addressing strengths and technical details of the new high-end SLR lens family in a Q&A. What is meant by “high-end SLR lens family”?
This is about lenses for full-frame (36x24mm) SLR cameras with manual focusing capability. This family of lenses is geared towards delivering uncompromising image quality for demanding users. The lenses are perfect for high-resolution, full-format digital cameras with more than 30 megapixels such as D800. The combined performance approaches that of medium format systems. If you shoot with the largest aperture, cameras with smaller number of pixels also benefit from much better image contrast. Will it be a family or just a single lens?
It will be its own family of lenses independent of our current ZE and ZF.2 lenses. What focal lengths will be available?
Currently, we are developing three prime lenses, with more in the planning stage. We are not ready to reveal them at this time. How much will the lenses cost?
Since the lenses are more demanding in terms of material selection and construction than our previous ZE and ZF.2 lenses, the price level will be higher. We are expecting prices around EUR 3,000. For which bayonets will the lenses be available?
They will be available for EF bayonet (ZE) and F bayonet (ZF.2). Where will the lenses be made?
The lenses will be manufactured in Japan. They will be developed in close consultation with our longstanding global production network of trusted partners in the optical industry to ensure that the lenses’ actual performance corresponds to their theoretical optical design performance. What does “uncompromising image quality” mean?
The new lenses will achieve extremely high image quality throughout the entire picture including edges even at maximum aperture. At the same time, chromatic aberration is extremely low. How come 1.4/55 is considered a Distagon type despite its standard focal length?
Due to the high performance required, we were looking for a fresh approach. It is true that the Distagon type is predominantly found in wide-angle lenses. This is because wide-angle lenses also require additional design effort in terms of number and arrangement of lenses. Since we were aiming for the best possible imaging performance for the new family of lenses, we decided to manufacture the 1.4/55 as a Distagon. Due to the number and arrangement of lenses, this lens unit is slightly larger in size and weight but uncompromising in its performance. When will the first lens come to market?
The expected arrival is autumn 2013. B&H
carries Zeiss lenses
From Induro®: Induro® Expands Dual Range Hi-Hat Tripod SeriesNew DR Hi-Hat TableTop tripod shown for the first time at Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany
North White Plains, NY – (September 18, 2012) – Induro (www.indurogear.com), makers of tripods, heads and accessories designed for demanding professional photographers and videographers, announces today the new LFB75S Dual Range (DR) Hi-Hat TableTop Tripod Set.
The DR Hi-Hat TableTop tripod concept was first shown at NAB 2012, where the Induro LFB100S DR Hi-Hat Tabletop Tripod Set received rave reviews. Just like it’s slightly bigger brother, the new LFB75S was designed with both photographers and videographers in mind. This unique support system provides a range of capabilities that makes this tripod compatible with the requirements of still cameras as well as video platforms. Supporting up to a 165 lb. load, the new DR Hi-Hat Tabletop Tripod Set consists of both a short Aluminum Alloy tripod with 75mm Bowl, and a 75mm Half Ball Adapter.
"We've innovated on traditional Hi-Hat's that are cast iron. Standard products used in film and video production have been limited to a fixed position. We are pleased to now offer photographers and videographers the unique DR Hi-Hat family of amazingly compact, flexible and extremely strong support systems," said Jan Lederman, President of Induro. "And with the availability of both 75mm and 100mm versions in the DR Hi-Hat line, there is a support product sure to satisfy a user’s range of requirements for still cameras and video platforms."
Matching traditional Hi-Hat dimensions, the DR Hi-Hat’s go far beyond in terms of operational scope and flexibility. Each leg features a two section extension and three steps of variable angle adjustment, making height adjustments and terrain adjustments a breeze. Specially reinforced pivoting ovoid feet provide a sure grip on virtually any surface, plus the capability to be screwed, spiked or otherwise firmly secured to establish a rock-solid connection to a tabletop, the ground or a board.
Bubble levels are incorporated on the tripod spider, and three evenly spaced points provide secure 3/8" and 1/4" threaded mounts for accessories.
The new Induro LFB75S DR Hi-Hat Tripod Set will be available in stores in December 2012. B&H
carries Induro products
Also, check out Induro's previously released Hi-Hat tripod, the Induro LFB100S DR Hi-Hat
News concerning the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS Lens
has been relatively sparse. However, CNET Asia
recently published an article on the expected availablility of the lens
. (thanks Keith)