Zeiss 85/1.2 - 50, 60 & 70 year version

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Guest

Would anyone tell if there any difference on 50, 60 & 70 yr version of 85 f1.2. How do compare the quality of them. Thanks.
 
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Guest

Hi,

there is no 70yr version.

The 50yr version is AE, the 60yr is MM.

Other than that both are identical.

I have the 60yr version and it is superb. Beats the 85/1.4 by far.

Jens
 
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mike_nunan

Hi Jens and LS,

I've only just caught on to the existence of these lenses and the 55/1.2. Do you know what kind of prices they usually change hands for? The 55/1.2 had an original list price in excess of 7000USD according to the only reference I could find (
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). I assume being limited edition lenses with reknowned optical performance, these lenses will hold most of their original value or, heaven forbid, exceed it.

TIA

-= mike =-
 

franco65

Member
> [.. Hi folks, about the price of the 55/1.2 I saw in the last 3 years 2 lenses for sale on KEH and another one on ebay The price was for one $ 2,500 and the other 3,500 and if I remember correctly they were in near mint condition. Good luck Franco ..]
 
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mike_nunan

Hi Franco,

Thanks for that info. I suspected it might be that kind of level, which is a shame as I could never justify that kind of money. On that kind of money I could buy a decent Leica M system and have some change left over. I guess it would be interesting to compare the optical qualities of the two Zeiss lenses against the Leica f/1.4 optics, especially wide open. Sadly, I doubt I will ever get the chance to do that kind of comparison first hand. (The extra half stop of the Zeiss glass is neither here nor their AFAIC.)

Best regards,

-= mike =-
 

derekstanton

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I first found out about the 55mm 1.2 on this site:

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Beautiful imagery. Inspired a good deal of lens lust until i discovered that it was only an anniversary optic, with a price to match its rarity. Unfortunate. Wish they would re-issue it. But, isn't there a Yashica 55mm 1.2? Wonder how that compares....
 
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