What are Zeiss manual lenses? Looks like they're coming for FE mount

Started Apr 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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wfektar Contributing Member • Posts: 700
Re: What are Zeiss manual lenses? Looks like they're coming for FE mount

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Distagon is a lens design by Zeiss (like Tessar, Sonnar, Planar). It is primarily a DSLR design so I am not sure if it will be used for E-mount.

If, like Voltaire's Greeks and Egyptians, you care to split hairs into 4, Distagon is a lens designation, for reverse telephoto. Retrofocus is not original to Zeiss (Angenieux might have the best claim), the name Distagon is.

I have no idea if an E-mount WA or normal would be a Distagon either, but since we're talking Zeiss manual focus lenses, it may be worth noting that the 55/1.4 Otus is a Distagon. Despite having to cover only a 43 mm image circle (though I'll bet it comfortably covers more with the excess clipped by a vignette). So who knows?

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