American Photo's editors choose the top ten camera lenses from 2006.
Zeiss's new lenses for the Nikon F-mount are a gift to photographers discouraged by Nikon's recent discontinuation of all but a few of its manual-focus optics. The manual-focus ZF series aims to bring the undisputed sharpness of the late Contax line to Nikon users, with enhancements reportedly borrowed from Zeiss motion picture lenses. In addition to the 85mm f/1.4, a lens Nikon will no longer offer in manual focus, a 50mm f/1.4 is now available; a prime wide angle and macro lens are expected. Cheer up, all you Nikon F6 users.
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