New M42 Zeiss Planar 1.4 50mm!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Michel Hardy-Vallée, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    Did anybody notice that Carl Zeiss is producing their 1.4 50mm Planar in M42 mount (product #1405-175)? It's not even advertised on their website, only through their online ordering form for ZF Nikon lenses. 500 EUR, it might be a contender against 50$ SMC Takumars f1.4 ...
     
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    Ah, it seems that it was the lens used on the Contax RTS that they re-mounted in M42, so not a new lens per se, according to some asian shopping sites.
     
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    Ok, a lens worth the same as roughly seven mint Pentax Spotmatic bodies. I would toy with a Nikon AIS for my F's, Nikkormat and F2 but the SMC 55 f1.8 Takumar is one hell of an amazing lens and they are a lot cheaper than a Carl Zeiss 50 lens.
     
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    I wonder if anybody has yet had the <stuff that it takes> to test the two side-by-side....?