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11-08-2007, 05:21 AM   #1

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Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZK

It would seem another of the Zeiss lenses in Pentax mount is released:

11-08-2007, 10:42 AM   #2
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This lens is a tease to me. They have the 2.0/28, then added this 2.8/25. If it were 20mm, I would be more keen. I looked at it previously and just told myself 'not interesting', but it keeps popping up. Still again, I think I'll pass. Glad they are expanding the line-up though.

I'd be curious as to anyones hands-on thoughts of the Cosina-Zeiss glass, especially a direct comparison of 85's vs Pentax own.
11-08-2007, 02:52 PM   #3
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These Zeiss lenses for Pentax are all manual focus, aye?
11-08-2007, 03:04 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by neurotic Quote
These Zeiss lenses for Pentax are all manual focus, aye?

(no need to read this bit, I just have to write more than "yes" or it won't let me post )

11-08-2007, 11:07 PM   #5
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Agreed, on APS-C a 25mm f2.8 is not too interesting. if it was f2.0 it would be more interesting. The 28mm f2.0 is interesting though, but I think Id rather get the FA 31 since they are just 3mm apart. I still think the most interesting lens in the ZK lineup is the 85mm. But its a bit too expensive considering its ManualFocus, I understand its really good but they should take the lack of AF into account. The Voigtlander lenses had more fair prices.

I actually do mostly MF but I have become a bit scared of MF lenses because I find AF lenses better to MF than MF lenses Because the focusing ring on MF lenses is way too stiff and the focus throw is so long it takes forever to focus.

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