Carl Zeiss has announced a new fast 35mm for the first quarter of 2011. The Distagon T* 35mm ƒ/1.4 is a premium manual-focus 11-element lens. It will be available in ZE (Canon EF) mount and ZF.2 (Nikon F mount, chipped). The new lens weighs 29/30 oz. and is 4.7/4.8 inches long (variances depend on mount—the ZF.2 has an aperture ring, the ZE version does not). The new lens is intended to "perfectly complement" the 85mm ƒ/1.4.
At this Photokina Zeiss has also announced its own lines of camera straps and filters, nice for those who like to keep brand consistency between their lenses and filters (as some do), and those who would rather show the brand of their lenses on their shoulder as opposed to the brand of their cameras.
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Featured Comment by Chuck Albertson: "How premium?"
Mike replies: Sorry, forgot to put that in: "recommended retail price" $1,843.