With this week’s Band Pro Open House swiftly approaching, we thought we’d spend some time focusing on a few of the companies that will be in attendance, starting with Carl Zeiss. A lens manufacturer of supreme quality, Zeiss will no doubt be on hand to display and discuss some of the new lenses they released this year, such as the Otus, Milvus and Batis lens families.
Most recently Zeiss announced the Otus 1.4/28 would join the other two previously released high-end SLP lenses, the XXXXX and the XXXXX. A wide angle lens with a focus on landscape photography, the Otus 1.4 is described as having “unrivaled imaging performance along the entire focusing range, from 0.3 m (11.81”) to infinity”. The Otus 1.4/28 is set to release in Spring 2016 at an undisclosed price.
For more on our previous coverage of the Zeiss Otus 1.4/28, click here.
In September Zeiss announced the Milvus line of six lenses devoted to being adaptable to any number of different camera sensors. With a de-clicking feature, support for important DSLR operating modes and direct communication with cameras, it appears to be the most versatile lens family yet. The Milvus lenses are currently available, with prices ranging from $1,199 to $1,843.
For more on our previous coverage of the Zeiss Milvus lenses, click here.
A new family announced at this year’s NAB 2015, the Batis lenses are capable of shooting video, but are described as functioning best as photography lenses. Created to “compliment the existing Sony/Zeiss lenses”, the Batis family will begin with a 2/25 lens and 1.8/85 lens and will have built in auto-focus and image stabilization. Created to “compliment the existing Sony/Zeiss lenses”, the Batis family began with a 2/25 lens and 1.8/85 lens and will have built in auto-focus and image stabilization. The first two lenses are currently available for pre-order for roughly $1,299 (2/25) and $1,199 (1.8/85).
For more on our previous coverage of the Zeiss Batis lenses, click here.
Naturally, this is only a little bit of what Zeiss has in store for the year to come. We’ll be at the Band Pro Open House to find out more on each of the above lenses, as well as the exciting projects Zeiss has in store for the future. So if you can’t attend the event (which if you’re in the Los Angeles area you deffinitely should) then we’ll have as much information as possible waiting for you here at HDSLR Shooter.
Those wanting to attend Band Pro’s One World Open House need only follow the linked banner to the right below. Having attended for several years now, I can say it’s a great time to find out what a number of companies have in store for the coming year. Plus it’s free, so there’s no barrier but distance to stop you.