Cosina officially kills off Zeiss Classic lenses

Dec 15, 2017

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Cosina officially kills off Zeiss Classic lenses

Dec 15, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Zeiss Japan have announced that production of the following Zeiss Classic SLR lenses has ceased. Specitically that means the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8, 18mm f/3.5, 25mm f/2, 28mm f/2, and 35mm f/1.4 as well as the Zeiss API-Sonnar T* 135mm f/2. Their announcement reads (Translated)…

2017.12.07 Carl Zeiss
【Production end guide】 ZEISS SLR classic series of products
(2.8 / 15, 3.5 / 18, 2/25, 2/28, 1.4 / 35, 2/135) was finished production

Zeiss replaced their Classic SLR lens series in 2015 with the new line of Milvus lenses, specifically designed for DSLRs. Although some of the discontinued Classic lenses are still for sale, presumably while stocks last.

So, if you wanted a bargain price on a 135mm f/2, it’s currently discounted to almost half price, with $923 off reducing the price to $1,199. The Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 also sees an $1150 price reduction, dropping to $1,799.

I wouldn’t sit on the fence too long, though. At these prices, I imagine they won’t last too long.

[via Photorumors]

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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