In the spirit of all the exciting news coming from Photokina 2012, Zeiss has decided to take to their official blog and spill the beans on what the foreseeable future will hold for our mirrorless camera system owning friends – In particular, the Sony NEX and Fuji XF shooters of the world.
The three models currently in development and mentioned within the source article are only for the above-mentioned camera models, and fall into the 12mm f/2.8, 32mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.8 varieties, packing the following highlights: (Via PhotoRumors)
- All new Zeiss mirrorless lenses will have autofocus
- Zeiss lenses for X-mount will have also a manual aperture setting
- Priced at around EUR 1,000
- Shipping will start in early summer 2013
- The new lenses will be made in Japan
- For now Zeiss will not make lenses for Micro Four Thirds because of sensor size
Dr. Michael Pollmann, Zeiss’ Consumer Lenses Product and Program Manager, also mentioned that the optics maker is “concidering” zoom options for MILCs – welcoming news indeed!