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There is a new “Lord of Darkness” (Nikon Df DxOMark test scores, low light ISO comparison with D800, 6D)

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The Nikon Df has better low light performance than the D4 DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon Df camera ($2,746.95) and it seems that Nikon were able to further improve the low light performance of their 16Mp sensor: the Df score is 3279 vs. 2965 for the D4 (the D3s score was 3253). […]

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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55 ZF.2 and Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A lenses tested at DxOmark

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It’s official – the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55 ZF.2 lens ($3990) is currently the best lens available for Nikon F mount according to DxOMark:

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4:55 ZF.2 test results
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Zeiss OTUS 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* ZF.2 lens sample images

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The $4,000 Zeiss OTUS 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* ZF.2 lens should start shipping on November 11th. Some new sample images taken with the Nikon D800/D800E camera are now available on flickr (click on photo for larger view):

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Zeiss OTUS 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* ZF.2 lens priced at $4000

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Zeiss today announced the price of their new “best fast 50mm ever” OTUS 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* ZF.2 lens: $3,999 (US). The lens is currently available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama. Some sample images from a pre-production version can be found here and here.

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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/55 lens: “the best fast 50mm ever”

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Just in case you missed today’s post on PhotoRumors.com: Carl Zeiss published a new video for their upcoming Distagon T* 1.4/55 lens which they claim to be ”the best fast 50mm ever” (see this comparison of seven different lenses for Nikon mount). The Distagon T* 55mm f/1.4 lens is part of a new line of DSLR lenses designed for high […]

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New: Prime Circle XT-F cine-style lenses with Nikon F-Mount by LockCircle

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LockCircle announced a new set of Prime Circle XT-F cine-style lenses with Nikon F-mount based on the Zeiss ZF.2 product line. Here are the Prime-Circle XT-F lens highlights:

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Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 lens ZF.2 lens now available for pre-order

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The Zeiss 135mm f/2.0 Apo-Sonnar ZF.2 lens (F-mount) that was announced during Photokina is now available for pre-order. The expected availability is February 28, 2013. Detailed specifications of the lens can be found here. The Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZF.2 lens is currently in stock.

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