Carl Zeiss has announced a new addition to its increasingly popular ZM range of Leica M mount lenses. The slower maximum aperture of the C Biogon 35mm ƒ/2.8 allows the new lens to be "exceptionally compact" for a lens with the highest level of image quality, making it a good match for the C Biogon 21mm ƒ/4.5. In particular, Zeiss says the lens has virtually no distortion. Zeiss even says "You can even use the lens like a 50mm standard lens for digital rangefinder cameras with crop factor 1.3"—meaning, of course, on an M8 (although the correct number is actually 45.5mm-e). The C Biogon consists of 7 elements in 5 groups and weighs 200g, and should be available by midsummer with a price less than that of the 35mm ƒ/2 ZM.