Carl Zeiss is expanding its existing ZE line of lenses with two new macro lenses, the Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and the Makro-Planar T* 2/100, both now available with EF bayonet mount.
According to the press release, “both macro lenses render objects in close-up on a scale of 1:2. To enable such detail, these lenses include Carl Zeiss’s acclaimed “floating elements” design. This special lens alignment enables high optical performance across the entire focusing range, from 0.24 m to infinity. The Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and Makro-Planar T* 2/100 are already available with F bayonet (ZF) and K bayonet (ZK). The Makro-Planar T* 2/50 is also available as a ZF.2 version. Both lens systems are optimized for analog and full-format digital SLR cameras”.
Makro-Planar T* 2/50
Focal length: 50 mm
|Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZE
Focal length: 100 mm
Price and Availability
The Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZE will available in December 2009 at a suggested retail price of $1,283.00 (€965.55 excluding VAT). The Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZE will be available at beginning of 2010 at a suggested retail price of $1,843.00 (€1,385.71 excluding VAT).
* As of December 04, 2009