Spotmatics (2), LX (2), PZ1P, *istDS, K10D, K20D, you can't have too many lenses.
I have no doubt they sold out before the news even hit the page here.
Bart Aldrich: These Zeiss lenses don't even get especially good reviews from independent reviewers, like Photozone or Bjorn Rorslett.Like someone also said, they are made in the same plant as Cosinas; not bad, but also not the old Zeiss whose prices they are extrapolating onto these.
It all depends on the specifications of the lens. Cosina is quite capable of producing Zeiss level optics if that is what the specification calls for. Other the other hand, they also can produce Quantaray stuff if that's all you are willing to pay for.
Anastigmat: Surprise! Olympus finally figured that it needs to break the straightjacket it has imposed on itself when it chose the 4/3 format. That small sensor puts an upper limit on pixel size and number, so it must be abandoned if Olympus were to stay competitive with Sony and Pentax, instead of scraping the bottom of the marketing barrel for sales. More competition is always welcome. Let's hope that the new entry will finally result in so much more competition in the crowded APS-C sensor market that it will force manufacturers to bring out more low end, affordable full frame models. The days of full frames selling for less than $2,000 may be near.
Yes, it does.
"We really want to be like Hasselblad but couldn't get Porsche or Lamborghini on board. So we just painted it red and gave it a sporty car name."
I hope they bring it to the PDN show in NYC in October. I'll be there if they do, just to see and hold the thing in person