Last time these came up they sold out in minutes. B&H Photo has the BLACK and SILVER Zeiss 50 Sonnar ZM (Leica M Mount) IN STOCK NOW! Act fast if you have been wanting this lens!
Click here to see the BLACK
Click here for the SILVER
THEY ALSO have the 50 Planar in Silver HERE
I got one! I also would like to know the default calibration??? Steve do you know how these come from the factory now?
I’ve had one of these for ages, I miss a lot of shots because of the focus shift, but the ones I get, I love.
Steve, are you still doing an updated review on it for the M9? I’ve got it, so it doesn’t matter much to me and you’ve obviously been quite busy.
Keep an eye out at popflash photo as well – they have stock in now and then and are helpful guys.
must say, I really like the look of these Zeiss lenses. Really nice.
Steve, what is actually the default calibration of the focus for the Sonnar – f/2.8 or f/1.5?
f/2.8 I guess, since of the 5 people I heard about this lens, 5 had it ‘calibrated’ @ f/2.8. None of those had it re-calibrated to f/1.5 (which is done for free by Zeiss). It’s only a challenge with close-up focussing. Something I don’t seem to do very much.
A friggin’ fantastic lens, full of rich rendering. I was doubtful initially, due to “focus shift” reports, but this is a great lens for the classic look, rich bokeh, and is quite sharp in the center….it’s become a go-to lens for me….