ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 APO [ $1,999.00 ] is officially announced...

Started Apr 5, 2017 | Discussions thread
blue_skies
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Re: Yes, it's definitely more than I'd like to pay...

All fair, but what if Sony had announced the FE85 before Zeiss introduced its B85?

Do you think that Zeiss would have sold as many? Or that the waiting lists would have been so long?

I think that people will want Eye-AF with a 135mm lens, if so, that leaves very few choices today. I also don't think that this will change any time soon, even if new 135mm lenses are announced.

The good news is that at least Rokinon/Samyang is now producing AF lenses too, so perhaps we will see AF versions of their good-but-cheap MF FF E-mount lenses. (At least their longer FL lengths seem respectable).

Few of us drive Porsches, but we don't have to drive Pinto's either

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