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Old Dec 19, 2007, 10:50 PM   #1
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So I'm watching what's coming from Sony and starting to wonder. In the Minolta world the G lenses were "The Professional" glass. With this new 24-70 Zeiss I'm wondering if the Zeiss will be the pro glass and G ends up meaning something else.

Good Glass with SSM or something like that the then when its Not G & Not Zeiss its just Sony with the screw drive focus.

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Will the reworked 70-200 be Zeiss also?

Will I ever be able to afford any of these :shock:

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Will the reworked 70-200 be Zeiss also?
From what I've seen, the new one is a 70-300, and itwill be a "G".
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I'm not sure the 24-70mm f/2.8 will be a Zeiss design. We'll have to wait and see.

It's my understanding that Minolta had prototype of a 24-70mm f/2.8 a long time ago. So, I figured that the 24-70mm f/2.8 that Sony announced at last years PMA would probably be this same lens (versus a new Zeiss design). But, I guess if it's Zeiss, that would probably help to sell more of them at a higher price. lol


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its so encouraging to see sony moving in the right direction finally
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... But, I guess if it's Zeiss, that would probably help to sell more of them at a higher price. lol
If it's Zeiss, that will help sell them at a higher price. I don't know about the "more of them" part.
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its so encouraging to see sony moving in the right direction finally
Sony, Nikon and Canon all have (or, in Sony's case, will have) entry level, prosumer level, and professional level dSLRs.

Nikon and Canon both have entry level, prosumer level, and professional level lenses.

Sony? Not so much. They have a smattering of entry level lenses and a smattering of professional level lenses, but not muchfor the prosumer. I'd say that the 24-105, the 16-105, the 28, and the 50, fall into that category; everything else is either super-expensive (16-80, 70-200, 35, 85, 135), superzoom (18-200,18-250), or super cheap (75-300)(which will be replaced with a "G").

I like that my camera can use Zeiss lenses. The chances of that happening, however, are pretty remote. What I'd really like is an 85/1.7 (or even a /2.0), or a 70-200/2.8-3.5. You know, a good quality lens for less that $1,300.
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Well looking on the Dyxum forum it will be a Zeiss

http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=24552

That is what got me to wondering if Zeiss will be the Pro level, G the Prosumer & Sony the consumer.

There was mentioned by some one on another forum, from what sounds like a pretty good source, that Sony will be introducing a redesigned 70-200 f/2.8 in 2008. My original thinking was that We'd have Sony Entry Level screw drive focus, G Pro Level Glass and Zeiss primes.

Now I'm thinking it will be Sony Entry Level, G Prosumer (SSM) & Zeiss Pro Glass
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I wonder what it will be priced at.

B&H is showing a price of $1699 for the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 (backordered) and $1059 after instant rebate for the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8

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Rumor has it that it will be close to the 70-200 G price.
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Will the reworked 70-200 be Zeiss also?
From what I've seen, the new one is a 70-300, and itwill be a "G".

You mean like this one?

http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_po...24728&PN=1

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