Carl Zeiss has today announced eight lenses aimed at ‘semi-professional’ photographers who use Nikon F-mount DSLR cameras.

‘The new ZF.2 series will be especially interesting for photo enthusiasts who value creative, high quality images combined with comfort of automatic settings,’ said a Zeiss spokesman.

Zeiss added: ‘Since the lens now transmits the Exif data such as manufacturer, date, metering system and exposure to the camera, photographers no longer need to set the parameters manually. These quicker and faster handling capabilities? are especially useful under hectic shooting conditions.’

Six lenses are due out from the end of this month. They are the 18mm f/3.5, 21mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4, 50mm f/2 and 85mm f/1.4.

Due for launch next spring are the Distagon T* 28mm f/2 and Macro Planar T* 100mm f/2.

Prices will range from ?545-1,386 (excluding VAT).

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