Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* Lens to be Released by The End of 2013

Zeiss has announced that they will introduce a new series of lenses aimed at high-end DSLR cameras with full frame image sensors. The Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 lens for high-end DSLR cameras will be released in late 2013. Zeiss also revealed that these lenses will provide unmatched image quality and “an outstanding experience”.

Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 lens will be released in late 2013. It will support high-end cameras with 30-megapixel or bigger full frame sensors like Nikon D800 and D800E.


Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* Lens to be Released by The End of 2013

Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* lens will be available for both Canon and Nikon mount. The price of Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* lens is rumored to be around $4,000,  €3,000 in Europe.

From Zeiss product managers:

“When the 1,4/55 comes onto the market at the end of 2013 as the first in this family of lenses, it will be one of the best lenses in the world,” summarizes Casenave. “There will be nothing of comparable quality, and that not only applies to this specific focal length range.  With this product ZEISS has truly opened up a new dimension of digital full-frame photography.”

  • James Johannessen

    There was nothing to compare with the last set of Zeiss glass – most of us get the whole Zeiss thing but I’ve got boxes of CZ Hasselblad glass that I bet is better than this, just collecting dust in my studio. If you are new and have unlimited funds, like focusing your glass by hand then – no – I still don’t get it. I thought I was on to something but I lost it. When Nikon and Canon bodies get up to the 120mp range I might consider the glass currently available to be a limiting factor to my creativity. But it wasn’t that long ago we were putting soft filters in front of CZ lenses because of what they were doing to our female subjects. Sure I love the mechanics of German technical ability – they are the absolute leaders in all things mechanical – but if I show the kind of details this lens will produce at 30+mp I will likely be out of work. When I shot product with the Digital Hassey I spent more time cleaning up manufacturing defects than making images – I finally went back to the lessor Nikon bodies because the images were easier to work with and required days less repair.