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Zeiss ZV "Classic" Lenses for Hassy On The Way

mikej

New Member
Hi, all - A U.S. Zeiss rep told me today that the 3 new "classic" series ZV lenses for Hassy V are scheduled for release in mid-April. They are featured in the latest Shutterbug magazine. Sizes are 50mm distagon, 120mm macro-planar, and 180mm sonnar.
Cheers,
Mike
 

blowupster

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Long time ago
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I read the new about this products. The 50mm is interesting because it's the new vesion with one ring for fucusing.:)
Elseway, these lens lost them "FE" so they are only C lenses. Impossible to use them with a 2000f ou 203FE body. :angry:

Hard to understand the futur of Planet V
 

polypal

New Member
It is correct the "new" 50 has only one focussing ring.
It does not have floating elements though!
This lens is basically of the same design as the old C50 and the non FLE CF lens.
 

blowupster

Member
It is correct the "new" 50 has only one focussing ring.
It does not have floating elements though!
This lens is basically of the same design as the old C50 and the non FLE CF lens.
Conclusion:
No improvment in ZV lenses versus CF lenses !
BTW why not building new lenses for ... 1600F body ?
 

polypal

New Member
There is no big demand for lenses for the first two generations of civilian Hasselbald cameras.
It is sad to say but many 1600F cameras will end up gathering dust.
Both the design and the use of materials that do not last as long as we would like will mean the majority of 1600F cameras
will no longer be suitable to use for what they were designed: taking pictures.
New parts are no longer available so it is no longer an option to replace worn shutter mechanisms and other related parts.

1000F bodies were of different design and were built using materials better suited for the job.
These 1000Fs survive in larger quantities and allow good use with little problems once they have been serviced.

A1600F in good and usable condition is getting rare.
Unless a buyer has the option to have the camera inspected prior to the purchase it is not possible to say anything about its condition.

A buyer of a seized camera can be lucky that his camera was stored many years without any use and will turn out to have little or no wear.
Membership of the 1600F Users Club will remain the privilege of a happy few.
 

mikej

New Member
Hi, all - since the announcement was made last year, does anyone have shooting experience with these "new" lenses?
Cheers,
Mike
 

mikej

New Member
Here's mine, Jurgen - fun it is. No apologies required.
Mike
 

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