|prototype on high res FF camera|
|1.4/55 distagon prototype|
At the time, three lenses are under development for launch in autumn 2013. More lenses are planned. CZ does not want to reveal further information about what focal lengths will be launched in autumn 2013 and what lenses are planned for a later release. Today, the prototype of a 1.4/55mm Distagon only is known. The distagon type lens - usually a wide angle type of lens construction - for a standard focal length provides better image performance than the planar type. It will be interesting to see how the distagon behaves in terms of field curvature.
This new lens line will be made from the Zeiss manufacturer network in Japan according to CZ standards for a real lens performance corresponding to it's theoretical potential.
Prices for the lenses will be around 3000 Euros.
Link: http://blogs.zeiss.com/photo/en/?p=2860 and http://blogs.zeiss.com/photo/en/?p=3307
one more link for the image quality with thanks to Vishal: http://vishalsabharwal.com/2013/01/08/zeiss-55-distagon/