Why is Zeiss creating a 32/1.8 when there's already a sony one?

Started Mar 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ed B
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Re: Why is Zeiss creating a 32/1.8 when there's already a sony one?
In reply to nrcole, Mar 7, 2013

nrcole wrote:

FWiW, on the FAQ post after the announcement of these lenses the engineer referred to the 24 as "the lens we developed with Sony." Not definitive but to me that sounds like more than just a rubber stamp and some QC. Optical designs are almost an art form and I don't think Zeiss or Leica would want anybody but themselves "designing" a Sonnar, Planar, Summilux or what have you. Maybe I'm romanticizing but I think a thousand dollars is more than people would stand for buying a glorified endorsement.

Maybe I'm just a hard person to convince and too used to being duped by manufacturers who bend the truth.

It may have all started in the film days when I bought my first Leica camera. Expensive little thing that ended up being made 100% by Minolta.

P.T. Barnum said "there's a sucker born every minute" and I've fallen into that category more than once.

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