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Zeiss ZF.2 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar for Nikon released for sale

Zeiss ZF 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

Carl Zeiss USA informs me that the Zeiss ZF.2 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar for Nikon has been released for sale in the US, which means it should show up in the channel this week, perhaps as early as tomorrow.

You can pre-order the Zeiss ZF.2 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar from our trusted sponsor B&H Photo , a smart move if you want one soon; I suspect that it will be a popular lens, as some buyers have no doubt held off the original ZF 100/2 anticipating the new model.

The 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar is a standout performer in the Zeiss ZF / Zeiss ZE line (lenses are all optically identical for Canon/Nikon/Pentax). It's a reference lens whenever I test new cameras or lenses, with corner-to-corners sharpness wide-open at f/2, as well as gorgeous bokeh, a flat field, and high performance close up and at infinity.

There isn't really anything else like it, nor anything else I'd rather shoot in that focal length range (unless I needed autofocus). The 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar makes an excellent complement to the 100/2. Those two, along with the 21/2.8 Distagon make a versatile high performance kit. See all Zeiss ZF.2 lenses for Nikon and all Zeiss ZE lenses for Canon.

Read my mini review, or get the full scoop on the entire ZF/ZE line in Guide to Zeiss ZF/ZE Lenses. See also my Jan 9 comparison notes and my discussion of the differences between ZF and ZF.2.

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