Great news for Pentax shooters! Carl Zeiss AG of Oberkochen, Germany, has announced that it will make its premium line of manual-focus SLR lenses available for the Pentax K-mount beginning in August. The lens line will be called ZK.
The ZK bayonet will based on the KA standard and permit the utilization of shutter priority, aperture priority and programmed auto exposure on all camera models able to use "A" features (these lenses, the same ones that are currently available in M42 thread mount and Nikon F mount, will cover 35mm as well as APS-C digital formats).
Initially, the Distagon T* 25mm ƒ/2.8, Distagon T* 35mm ƒ/2, Planar T* 50mm ƒ/1.4, Planar T* 85mm ƒ/1.4, Makro-Planar T* 50mm ƒ/2, and Makro-Planar T* 100mm ƒ/2 will be offered for the K bayonet. More lenses will be made available in K-mount in the future.
Featured Comment by Andre: "It'll be interesting to see how the offerings from Zeiss fare against the Pentax limited series lenses, both in terms of price and performance. Either way, it seems that Pentax shooters now have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to high quality prime lenses."