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    Default Carl Zeiss joins the Micro Four Thirds revolution

    Engadget is announcing today that Carl Zeiss is joining the Micro four thirds revolution.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/07/c...ds-revolution/

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    Default Re: Carl Zeiss joins the Micro Four Thirds revolution

    Actually, it's Olympus who made the announcement ...
    http://www.olympus-global.com/en/new...207zeisse.html

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    Default Re: Carl Zeiss joins the Micro Four Thirds revolution

    It's nice, of course, to have such backup as Zeiss, but if they talk about Zeiss HD lenses only, i.e. DigiPrime and DigiZoom, then joy will visit only a very tiny fraction of people on the Earth. Just googled around and found prices. OMG... starting with 12K USD and up to the Mars.

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    Default Re: Carl Zeiss joins the Micro Four Thirds revolution

    Nice! I definitely wouldn't mind supporting the 4:3 standard. However, I really would like to see the m4:3 format take off as a professional platform. The high end compact lenses and camera bodies possible would be a worthy modern replacement for both the Leica M and Olympus OM systems.
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    Default Re: Carl Zeiss joins the Micro Four Thirds revolution

    It doesn't look like anything has happened with this. The Zeiss web site still does not talk about having micro fourth thirds lens mounts.
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    Default Re: Carl Zeiss joins the Micro Four Thirds revolution

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinalexandria View Post
    It doesn't look like anything has happened with this. The Zeiss web site still does not talk about having micro fourth thirds lens mounts.
    Yes, they have the CP.2 (Compact Prime) set of HD Video lenses in Micro Four-Thirds mount.

    Of course, this doesn't seem like such a big commitment to Micro Four-Thirds when you consider that the CP.2 lenses have an INTERCHANGEABLE MOUNT, lol.
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    Default Re: Carl Zeiss joins the Micro Four Thirds revolution

    I saw today that Carl Zeiss has a 15mm and 135mm lens now available in the MFT mount. Both are only $5700. Kinda rich for me so I guess I'm going to pass on these.

    I sure hope they come out with something more affordable that is.

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    Default Re: Carl Zeiss joins the Micro Four Thirds revolution

    Quote Originally Posted by keithz View Post
    I saw today that Carl Zeiss has a 15mm and 135mm lens now available in the MFT mount. Both are only $5700. Kinda rich for me so I guess I'm going to pass on these.

    I sure hope they come out with something more affordable that is.
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    Default Re: Carl Zeiss joins the Micro Four Thirds revolution

    They will almost certainly be MF only and very much aimed at moving pictures professionals. M43 seems to be carving itself out a nice niche here and is sure to be a go to system in any situation where small/light is required or space is tight.

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    Default Re: Carl Zeiss joins the Micro Four Thirds revolution

    Traveling with the G11 was awesome. If I could afford a m4/3 for traveling I'd totally be all up on that ish

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