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Carl Zeiss SLR Lenses Now Available for K-Bayonet - PPA Today

Carl Zeiss SLR Lenses Now Available for K-Bayonet


Carl Zeiss now offers its premium SLR lenses for an additional camera mount, the K-bayonet. This lens series will be sold under the ZK name.

Until now, the manual focus SLR lenses were only available for the F-bayonet (ZF series) and the M42 screw thread mount (ZS series). SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss are known for their outstanding image quality and precise, long-lasting mechanical parts. For the design of these lenses, Carl Zeiss drew on more than 100 years of experience in camera optics and current advancements from the production of high-quality lenses for cinematography. Cine lenses from Carl Zeiss have been used in numerous major productions, such as The Lord of the Rings and Perfume.

Lenses for the K-bayonet will initially be available in the following range:

  •     Distagon      T* 2.8/25 ZK
  •     Distagon      T* 2/35 ZK
  •     Makro-Planar      T* 2/50 ZK
  •     Makro-Planar      T* 2/100 ZK
  •     Planar      T* 1.4/85 ZK
  •     Planar      T* 1.4/50 ZK

In the future, the SLR line of lenses will be expanded to offer demanding photographers an even larger selection of focal lengths for their work.

The K-bayonet has been available since 1975 and is the standard connector on various well known analog and digital SLR cameras for the 35mm format. The manually focused ZEISS SLR lenses (with their transmission elements) for the K-bayonet fulfill the SMC-A standard and thus permit the utilization of the shutter priority, aperture priority and programmed auto exposure on all camera models with these features.

With the expansion of the line of SLR lenses, Carl Zeiss provides fans of SLR photography with lenses featuring outstanding imaging performance and high durability with which they can further enhance the performance of their camera system.

About Carl Zeiss
Carl Zeiss is a leading international group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industry. Carl Zeiss AG is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The business groups, which each operate with sole responsibility, are generally ranked first or second in the strategic markets of medical and research solutions, industrial solutions und lifestyle products. They offer products and services for biomedical research and medical technology, system solutions for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries, as well as high-quality consumer goods such as camera lenses and binoculars. In fiscal year 2004/05 (ended 30 September) the Carl Zeiss Group generated sales totaling EUR 2,222 million. The Carl Zeiss Group has approximately 11,500 employees, including about 3,300 outside Germany. It is directly represented in more than 30 countries and operates production facilities in Europe, America and Asia.

The eyeglass business now operates as Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH and is the number two eyeglass provider in the world. This company is owned 50:50 by Carl Zeiss AG and a private equity company.

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