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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyR View Post
    Do you have a link to a Hong Kong site; unlike Singapore, most Hong Kong sites are in Chinese.
    www.hksupplies.com

    I've bought my fm3a, f6 and 85mm f/1.4 from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyR View Post
    So it seems then that Zeiss with the, I assume from the article, death of the Contax cameras is simply putting their lenses into other mounts.
    No Bobby, that is not the case. The Zeiss ZF lenses are new designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    There's a Hong Kong supplier( may be the same one) offering new F6s in English, on the UK e-bay site at £799 which is way below normal UK prices, even allowing for about 20% for customs duties.

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    The same supplier sells films etc so should be easy to find. Worth a look possibly? Only drawback may be warranty issues.

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    For those in europe who want the european warranty buying in Germany may be an option. Films and cameras are often significantly cheaper in Germany compared to other european countries.
    Example: F6 for 1818€, F6 with MB40 for 2099€ at AC-Foto www.ac-foto.com .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Film Enthusiast View Post
    No Bobby, that is not the case. The Zeiss ZF lenses are new designs.

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    Wellll--then someone is not telling the truth:The Zeiss Planar ZF T* 85mm f/1.4 is one of the few all-time lens classics. It has seen many incarnations over time from the ancient Contax C/Y era over the also gone Contax N-system and now in Sony ZA and Nikon F mounts - each with slight optical variations due to the different lens mount characteristics and/or the requirements regarding the focus group. It is based on a symmetrical Planar design originally invented in 1896(!). "Planar" originates in the German word plan ("plane" in English) and refers to the flat reproduction characteristic (minimal field curvature).

    This is straight out of the photozone article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyR View Post
    Wellll--then someone is not telling the truth:The Zeiss Planar ZF T* 85mm f/1.4 is one of the few all-time lens classics. It has seen many incarnations over time from the ancient Contax C/Y era over the also gone Contax N-system and now in Sony ZA and Nikon F mounts - each with slight optical variations due to the different lens mount characteristics and/or the requirements regarding the focus group. It is based on a symmetrical Planar design originally invented in 1896(!). "Planar" originates in the German word plan ("plane" in English) and refers to the flat reproduction characteristic (minimal field curvature).

    This is straight out of the photozone article.
    Bobby
    Hi Bobby,

    the photozone article is not quite right, and probably my first answer was too short and not detailed enough.

    The new ZF 1,4/50 and 1,4/85 are similar to the old ones for Contax, but not completely identical. They have the new improved Zeiss coating technology, which was at first introduced by Zeiss for their cine lens programme.
    Please look at the Zeiss homepage for further details concerning the new coating.
    All other Zeiss ZF lenses are completely new designs. This information is directly from Zeiss.

    Regards,
    Michael

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