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    Posted: 22 September 2010 at 21:46
I actually got David from Leitax converted my Pentax A 50/1.2 to alpha mount. The process is reversible, but you have to cut off/remove the aperture arm to prevent it from hitting the mirror box. Nonetheless, with the ability to adapt ZF/ZF.2 now, IMO, Sony actually has more advantage than Canikon. Canon people have been playing with Alternative glass for years (admittedly less costly via adapter, but more trouble with mirror shaving), so I don't see why we can't do the same thing with Sony. We can actually have SSS as well.
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Originally posted by Vivec Vivec wrote:

Originally posted by edwardkaraa edwardkaraa wrote:

I wasn't aware the ZK were adaptable to the A mount. Thanks for the advice, I will check it out. Better hurry up as the ZK will be discontinued


Oops, sorry, that was typo. I am not aware of a K-mount to A-mount adapter. I meant to say the ZS (M42) line of Zeiss lenses. I see now that Zeiss has only the 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm in the ZS line and not the wide angles (18mm and 21mm).


That's ok. The better option would be ZF/ZF.2 with a leitax mount transplant
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vivec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2010 at 19:33
Originally posted by edwardkaraa edwardkaraa wrote:

I wasn't aware the ZK were adaptable to the A mount. Thanks for the advice, I will check it out. Better hurry up as the ZK will be discontinued


Oops, sorry, that was typo. I am not aware of a K-mount to A-mount adapter. I meant to say the ZS (M42) line of Zeiss lenses. I see now that Zeiss has only the 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm in the ZS line and not the wide angles (18mm and 21mm).


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Post Options Post Options   Quote edwardkaraa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2010 at 19:24
I wasn't aware the ZK were adaptable to the A mount. Thanks for the advice, I will check it out. Better hurry up as the ZK will be discontinued

Looked it up on ebay. The adapters have a glass element

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vivec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2010 at 19:12
Originally posted by edwardkaraa edwardkaraa wrote:

Too late for that:

http://www.zeiss.com/C1256A770030BCE0/WebViewTopNewsAllE/8E06D1CFA00E171BC12577A600262035?OpenDocument

Carl Zeiss say they will concentrate on ZE/ZF.2 only with more lenses in the pipeline. ZK will be discontinued soon.

My next dilemma is going to be whether to go Canon or Nikon. Goodbye Sony.


I feel your pain as I love Zeiss too: however, don't forget that on Sony you have autofocus and image stabilized Zeiss primes:
- 135mm F1.8 (world-class)
- 85mm F1.4 (I own this one and use it all the time in studio)
- 24mm F2 (with SSM)

That is actually a very pretty lineup. I played recently with a Nikon D700 and a Zeiss 85mm F1.4 in the studio, but doing manual focus is honestly not great even with a disciplined model. My A900 with the autofocus Zeiss is much more quick and pleasant to work with.

I feel we sometimes forget about AF and SSS but both are really great to have. Zeiss wise, I guess Sony should bring out:
- 18mm F4 (or 20mm)
- 35mm F2 (I would get this one in a snap!)
- 50mm F2

but we do already have excellent (!) Sony and Minolta alternatives in these focal lengths. If you really want a Zeiss in those focal lenghts, you could get a ZK (edit: should be ZS!) with adapter and it would be exactly like using a ZE/ZF lens on a Canon or Nikon but with SSS

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Post Options Post Options   Quote edwardkaraa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2010 at 17:49
Originally posted by Serdar A Serdar A wrote:

Originally posted by edwardkaraa edwardkaraa wrote:

My next dilemma is going to be whether to go Canon or Nikon. Goodbye Sony.

NEX?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Serdar A Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2010 at 17:14
Originally posted by edwardkaraa edwardkaraa wrote:

My next dilemma is going to be whether to go Canon or Nikon. Goodbye Sony.

NEX?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote edwardkaraa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2010 at 17:10
Too late for that:

http://www.zeiss.com/C1256A770030BCE0/WebViewTopNewsAllE/8E06D1CFA00E171BC12577A600262035?OpenDocument

Carl Zeiss say they will concentrate on ZE/ZF.2 only with more lenses in the pipeline. ZK will be discontinued soon.

My next dilemma is going to be whether to go Canon or Nikon. Goodbye Sony.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hiepphotog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2010 at 14:43
I do hope by the end of the show they will surprise us with another Zeiss announcement, or at least a prototype of NEX-7. Otherwise, for now, 2011 seems to be boring on Sony camp.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PhotoTraveler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2010 at 03:36
I don't think that's really a surprise.

Sony did announce a Zeiss lens though, just for a different mount.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote edwardkaraa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2010 at 19:51
So Photokina started already. No Zeiss telephoto. No Zeiss manual focus lenses for alpha announced. Nothing exciting at all.
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Originally posted by roweraay roweraay wrote:

Originally posted by klw10 klw10 wrote:

A friend of mine has the 70-300 Canon lens that is supposed to have USM but in actuality has the micro motor.    


Actually, Canon has 2 different 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IS USM lenses !      One of them, the one you are referring to, has a micro-motor USM, while there is a different "DO" (Diffractive Optics) version of the lens, which does have ring-USM but costs around $1200 or so (and has poor optical performance beyond around 200mm).


Yep, I thought I said it had a micro motor? They actually now have three. They just announced a new one that really does have a USM motor and is not the DO version. It is rather expensive though.
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a 50/1.2 would be a beautiful addition to my lineup - I have been eyeing the Rokkor mod - but a Zeiss MF would be great.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote roweraay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 September 2010 at 18:16
Originally posted by klw10 klw10 wrote:

A friend of mine has the 70-300 Canon lens that is supposed to have USM but in actuality has the micro motor.    


Actually, Canon has 2 different 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IS USM lenses !      One of them, the one you are referring to, has a micro-motor USM, while there is a different "DO" (Diffractive Optics) version of the lens, which does have ring-USM but costs around $1200 or so (and has poor optical performance beyond around 200mm).
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