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Sony + Zeiss cooperation confirmed for 5 more years

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Re: Sony + Zeiss cooperation confirmed for 5 more years

Unread postby KevinBarrett » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:27 pm

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Re: Sony + Zeiss cooperation confirmed for 5 more years

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:07 am

Thanks, a useful news item for the magazine. I'll post it on the main site as well now!

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Re: Sony + Zeiss cooperation confirmed for 5 more years

Unread postby Cameron » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:26 am

This is great news!

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Re: Sony + Zeiss cooperation confirmed for 5 more years

Unread postby NealS » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:32 am

Not sure what the fuss is all about.

There have been no new CZ lenses for quite a while. It would be nice if CZ /Sony offered some fast WA primes. AF versions of the 21/2.8, 25/1.4, 28/2.0. 35/1.4 Distagons would be great to have.

Will CZ ever be allowed to offer a full range of lenses , given Sony's desire to position their own G lenses as a premium range? Only time will tell.

In the meanwhile if Nikon ever offers the D3x sensor in a D 700 body, I'd switch in a heartbeat.

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Re: Sony + Zeiss cooperation confirmed for 5 more years

Unread postby braeside » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:59 am

NealS wrote:Not sure what the fuss is all about.

There have been no new CZ lenses for quite a while. It would be nice if CZ /Sony offered some fast WA primes. AF versions of the 21/2.8, 25/1.4, 28/2.0. 35/1.4 Distagons would be great to have.

Will CZ ever be allowed to offer a full range of lenses , given Sony's desire to position their own G lenses as a premium range? Only time will tell.

In the meanwhile if Nikon ever offers the D3x sensor in a D 700 body, I'd switch in a heartbeat.


I don't follow you? - If you are already a Sony user then why switch systems to what would essentially be an A900 without built-in image stabilisation at no doubt a higher cost (and without the Zeiss AF lenses)?
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Re: Sony + Zeiss cooperation confirmed for 5 more years

Unread postby Mike » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:13 am

Is this really news at all? To me it looks like a boiler plate investor relations press release from Zeiss confirming the "status quo."

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Re: Sony + Zeiss cooperation confirmed for 5 more years

Unread postby picman » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:28 pm

Mike wrote:Is this really news at all?

Yes. The cooperation might have ended (as many feared). Cheers, Bob

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Re: Sony + Zeiss cooperation confirmed for 5 more years

Unread postby NealS » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:34 pm

In a word: Optics.

The Nikon system offers an extensive range of quality optics. Nikon and CZ.

Sony is introducing new lenses, but they appear not to be interested in releasing fast primes or specialized lenses, such as T/S or fast long teles.


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NealS wrote:Not sure what the fuss is all about.

There have been no new CZ lenses for quite a while. It would be nice if CZ /Sony offered some fast WA primes. AF versions of the 21/2.8, 25/1.4, 28/2.0. 35/1.4 Distagons would be great to have.

Will CZ ever be allowed to offer a full range of lenses , given Sony's desire to position their own G lenses as a premium range? Only time will tell.

In the meanwhile if Nikon ever offers the D3x sensor in a D 700 body, I'd switch in a heartbeat.


I don't follow you? - If you are already a Sony user then why switch systems to what would essentially be an A900 without built-in image stabilisation at no doubt a higher cost (and without the Zeiss AF lenses)?

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Re: Sony + Zeiss cooperation confirmed for 5 more years

Unread postby braeside » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:46 pm

NealS wrote:In a word: Optics.

The Nikon system offers an extensive range of quality optics. Nikon and CZ.

Sony is introducing new lenses, but they appear not to be interested in releasing fast primes or specialized lenses, such as T/S or fast long teles.



But the fast primes won't be stabilised on Nikon? There are very high quality T/S options coming for Sony but very costly.
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Re: Sony + Zeiss cooperation confirmed for 5 more years

Unread postby PhotoTraveler » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:44 am

Must have missed the Sony-Zeiss Press release on this?

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But the fast primes won't be stabilised on Nikon? There are very high quality T/S options coming for Sony but very costly.

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Re: Sony + Zeiss cooperation confirmed for 5 more years

Unread postby braeside » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:01 am

Not by Sony but third party I mean, did you not see them?

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0903/09032403hartbleizeiss.asp
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