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Carl Zeiss SLR Lenses for K-Bayonet - Press Release

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Carl Zeiss SLR Lenses Now Available for K-Bayonet

Thornwood, N.Y. - Carl Zeiss now offers its premium SLR lenses for an additional camera mount, the K-bayonet. This lens series will be sold under the ZK name.

Until now, the manual focus SLR lenses were only available for the F-bayonet (ZF series) and the M42 screw thread mount (ZS series). SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss are known for their outstanding image quality and precise, long-lasting mechanical parts. For the design of these lenses, Carl Zeiss drew on more than 100 years of experience in camera optics and current advancements from the production of high-quality lenses for cinematography. Cine lenses from Carl Zeiss have been used in numerous major productions, such as The Lord of the Rings and Perfume.

Lenses for the K-bayonet will initially be available in the following range:

- Distagon T* 2.8/25 ZK

- Distagon T* 2/35 ZK

- Planar T* 1.4/50 ZK

- Planar T* 1.4/85 ZK

- Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZK

- Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZK

In the future, the SLR line of lenses will be expanded to offer demanding photographers an even larger selection of focal lengths for their work.

The K-bayonet has been available since 1975 and is the standard connector on various well known analog and digital SLR cameras for the 35mm format. The manually focused ZEISS SLR lenses (with their transmission elements) for the K-bayonet fulfill the SMC-A standard and thus permit the utilization of the shutter priority, aperture priority and programmed auto exposure on all camera models with these features.

With the expansion of the line of SLR lenses, Carl Zeiss provides fans of SLR photography with lenses featuring outstanding imaging performance and high durability with which they can further enhance the performance of their camera system.

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