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One quite remarkable thing is the omission of floating elements for the 50 mm ZV lens.
CZ chose to go back to an older design mentioning many photographers do not use the floating elements anyway.
Does anybody know prices for these lenses?
The CZ ZV LENSES are available in Germany .
At MONOCHROM the price for the 50mm , the 120mm and the 180mm is all the same . 3689,00 € .
Other dealers might have other prices of course .
So a reimport from the US to europe , might be interesting .
German TAX is 4,2% for the items price (including) postage and then an other 19% V.A.T . + 10 € handling charge .
At these prices it looks like used lenses will meet some serious competition from the ZV series.
Reimported at the current USD exchange rate they are an absolute bargain.
A full metal construction will last a lifetime as many early "C" lenses are still going strong.
I am glad I kept a polarizer with 67 mm thread I used with the 50 and 60 mm C lenses.
iIdo not understand why they don't make CF or CFE compatibility.
Classic is for colectors and colectors may have a 2000CF ou 202FA body.
CB lenses gave bad image to Hasselblad witch compatibility is a priority. WHy to make a mistake twice ?
Well this isn't hasselblad, it's zeiss. I suspect their motive for making these lenses are quite different than that of hasselblad. Still, I'm very happy that they are making these lenses. CFE "classic" lenses doesn't sound that well in a collectors ears I should imagine. I never understood why the CFE lenses are being phased out anyway. Seems like a very small feature means a lot to many people, including myself. If they were to make the entire line of V system lenses CFE, I would seriously consider buying a new one rather than a non 203FE compatiable CF/CFi.
I looked to the draft of both 50mm and it seams to be the same. Perhaps the "FLE" element move automaticaly like the IF version of the 40mm.
I'm reluctant to move 2 focus rings when I have to controle all the rest.
According to the data sheets of these 3 CLASSIC lenses , they all take 67 E screw in filters and have a bajonett 60 for the hood . Therefore existing hoods baj.60#38-60 and baj.60#100-250 can be used .
Also , there are many filters for 67 E available , new or used ones .
Furthermore , you could also use an adapter ring , HASSELBLAD 3040714 , which allows you to use baj.70 filters and hoods on the baj.60 front of these new CLASSIC lenses .