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You may have seen us reference technical articles by Zeiss in many of our Zeiss ZM lens reviews over the years, such as the C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM or the incredible Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM. Well, over the course of this time, Zeiss has published a lot of interesting technical articles about the physical basics of camera lenses - but not every article can be found that easily. That’s why they decided to publish them all in one blog post to give you easy access.
Submitted by Double Negative on December 11, 2014 - 7:11am
Adobe on Wednesday announced availability of updates to Adobe Camera Raw 8.7.1 and DNG Converter 8.7.1, bringing additional support for cameras and lenses, while patching minor bugs found in previous versions of the software. The updates will be included in an anticipated Lightroom 5.7.1 update within the next week. The only news for Leica shooters, really, is the addition of support for the new Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM lens.
Submitted by Double Negative on September 16, 2014 - 3:31am
At Photokina 2014 today, Zeiss has announced a long awaited new lens - the Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM lens! At a maximum aperture of f/1.4, this lens creates a pleasing bokeh, which optically enhances the background as the main composition element. At the same time it directs attention to the main motif in the foreground. Optimized for digital sensors, the Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM also stands out for its excellent flat image field. Thanks to the Distagon’s optical design, the lens delivers a high resolution across the entire image field. See the Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM lens datasheet for technical specs. Zeiss has confirmed that the lens has FLE, with no noticeable focus shift. Read more below for details!
Submitted by Double Negative on September 4, 2014 - 6:11am
We don't have much information at this point yet, other than this is likely the Zeiss ZM lens we've been waiting for - for quite some time now. Turns out this is finally the year, and they will announce a Distagon 1,4/35 ZM at Photokina 2014! We have high hopes; check out our review of the 2/35 Biogon ZM lens. You'll recall the original promise:
For fans of the Carl Zeiss family of ZM systems for rangefinder cameras, Carl Zeiss has a special surprise in store. In 2013, at least one fast lens with M bayonet will go on sale. Using lenses from the ZM series with adapters is also very popular on mirrorless system cameras.
Submitted by Double Negative on January 25, 2014 - 12:05pm
If you're a regular of this site, you've probably seen our reviews of the Zeiss ZM lenses (2,8/25, 2/35, 1,5/50, 2/50 and overview). Today, Jim Fisher over on PC Mag has posted a slew of mini-reviews on most ZM lenses as well; check them out - 4/18, 2,8/21, 4,5/21, 2,8/25, 2,8/28, 2/35, 2,8/35, 2/50 and 4/85 ZMs.