I just received this information from Zeiss... they have introduced a new ZM 35mm F2.8.

I just thought people might want to know.

"Please be advised, we have introduced the 11th lens in the ZM product family, the C Biogon 2.8/35 ZM. Like the C Biogon 4.5/21 ZM lens, this is a compact design that offers outstanding performance - even at wide open apertures. Like all other Zeiss ZM lenses, it is fully compatible with all M-mount type cameras, both film and digital based.

The new C Biogon 2.8/35 ZM lens is scheduled for delivery in mid-2008."

Then in a second press release they added this information.

"As the latest member of the ZM lens family the C Biogon 2.8/35mm ZM lens is the perfect addition to your light, mobile photo equipment. The Biogon 2,8/35mm will inspire you with perfect images, even at full aperture. Together with the 4,5/21mm, it creates the ideal equipment for a wide range of applications such as documentation and architecture.

The "C" in the title indicates another outstanding featuer: it's compact construction. The symmetrical Biogon construction with 7 elements in 5 groups allows for practically distortion-free images..."

My selling price on the new lens is $817.00, and I'm taking orders.

-Rob