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08-10-2007, 04:40 PM   #1
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What Zeiss lens in Pentax mount?

Would anyone out there please inform me again what are the Zeiss lens with Pentax mounts going to be. I need a macro lens, but comments about the DFA 100 mm lens seem at best to be hedging. So thought that I might investigate the ones made by Zeiss, but what are they?

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You can check Carl Zeiss AG, Deutschland

They have produced the following for the ZF series, which will all probably be available in ZK mount, eventually:
25mm/f2.8, 35mm/f2, 50/f2 macro, 50/f1.4, 85/f1.4, 100mm/f2 macro. Judging by the (measured) MTF curves, the 100mm macro may be the best on the planet. It isn't cheap, but it's probably still a bargain.
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Forgot to mention: the 100mm macro ZF currently sells for about $1500 at PopFlash.Photo It's unclear exactly when the ZK versions will be available.
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Another less expensive option which is bound to be good is the Voigtlander 125mm macro lens. It's discontinued, but probably still available at CameraQuest Home

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There are 'CONTAX C/Y' 85/1.4 lenses out on eBay. I take it these are not Pentax compatible?
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i don't think i'd pay that for a macro that only does 1:2 mag. the least they could have done is make it a true macro lens.
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FWIW, the ZKs are currently available by order at popflash (including the 100/2). They just aren't stocked.

Reviews at photozone are extreme positive, I would think that you would be very pleased, but at some great expense. For almost half as much, its seems the Voigtlanders - built at the same factory as the Zeiss by Cosina in Japan - are also very highly regarded. I can personally attest to the quality of the Voigtlanders and feel they are great value. See our Voigtlander LBA threat for further thoughts.

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QuoteOriginally posted by John Kovarik Quote
There are 'CONTAX C/Y' 85/1.4 lenses out on eBay. I take it these are not Pentax compatible?
I´m afraid they are not, just like that. But here´s a thread on the Manual Focus board that shows a conversion done from C/Y mount to PK on a Yashica lens:
Manual Focus Forum / My new camera and lens.

I have two nice Zeiss C/Y lenses still from my Contax days and it´s tricky to let them go.

// Mats

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QuoteOriginally posted by FLASH Quote
Would anyone out there please inform me again what are the Zeiss lens with Pentax mounts going to be. I need a macro lens, but comments about the DFA 100 mm lens seem at best to be hedging. So thought that I might investigate the ones made by Zeiss, but what are they?

Thanks,

FLASH
Info here
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