This blog is named for an old Zeiss trademark, because I like the lenses they produced for the Contax/Yashica system back in the 70s-90s. One of the main reasons I bought a Sony NEX-6 then A7r was to be able to use Zeiss lenses. I have the Sony/Zeiss FE35 & 55 and a couple of Contax G fit lenses too.
Nice though the Loxias looked they duplicate the ones I already have and I never felt that I wanted to spend so much on manual focus lenses. Therefore I’m very pleased that Zeiss have now announced a new AF range for the A7 series- to wit (sic) the Batis range. Starting with a 25/2 and an 85/1.8.
I’m sure the 85 will be a great lens but, for me the 25 is the lens I’ve been waiting for since getting my A7r last year. I’m particularly keen to sell my 35/2.8 and try out the 25/2 as a good native FE wide angle would be a fantastic addition to my walk around kit. All I can say is thank goodness the lenses won’t be available for a few months as all funds are currently being soaked up getting our house up to scratch as a holiday rental.
If, dear reader, you would like to stay in Hastings, Edinburgh or London and help me raise the funds 😉 our Holiday flats are listed here… AirBnB