GALLERY: All the New Zeisses
These two Zeiss ZM lenses fit Leica M-mount. Made for the Zeiss Ikon, they cover the full 24x36mm 35mm frame and will also potentially fit most if not all Leicas, including the new M8; the M-mount Cosina Voigtlander cameras; the Hexar RF; the Epson RD-1; and other M-mount cameras. (Possible camera-lens matching restrictions due to issues such as protruding elements are unknown at this time.)
These Zeiss ZF lenses are full-frame lenses for Nikon F-mount cameras, including both film and digital SLRs. I believe the 25mm is the only carry-over from the old Contax line. The 35mm ƒ/2 is all-new, and marks the first time in decades that a Zeiss lens of this specification has been available for SLR cameras. The 100mm ƒ/2 Makro-Planar is especially significant, in that it marks the first time that one of Zeiss's famous Arri lenses, made for the Arriflex industrial movie cameras, has migrated to a 35mm/DSLR mount. The Arri/Zeisses are both renowned and prized in the film industry. Finally, the only other 50mm ƒ/2 macro I'm aware of was the Olympus OM Zuiko, a true sleeper of a lens that had spectacularly high performance.
Finally, there are three Zeiss ZV "Classic" chrome lenses in Hasselblad CF mount:
Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON, hat tip to Oren