Monday evening, after months of saving and long days of waiting for it to come over from the UK, I finally got a Carl Zeiss 85mm f/1.4! Wanted to have this lens since I first held it back in 2008, and finally having it still feels a little unreal.
Firstly, why did I buy it in the UK? Well, a friend of mine, Gustav Kiburg (whom some of you may know as ijsvogel on Dyxum), was invited by Sony as an "Advocate Photographer" to assist at the Focus on Imaging show last weekend. Gustav's photography caugth Sony's attention a few years back and he has since been in close contact with Sony UK and Holland.
At the Focus show, camera stores sell cameras, lenses and accessories, and what's more, they sell 'em at great prices! So Gustav got me the 85mm for £809,- (roughly €900,), whereas it would have cost me €1128,- here in Holland. So, I saved quite some cash, which of couse, is a great start for the 35mm f/1.4 G I want to get next!
Anyway, enough storytelling. I don't have any pictures uploaded because I'm in the middle of my uni exams and don't really have time to do that. I do, however, have an unboxing video (which in hindsight cost more time than a couple of videos). Took me all night and most of this morning to upload (I guess 15 hours in total, internet isn't too fast), so I'll be very happy if it gets as many views as some of the other unboxing vids!
Photos will be uploaded in the Lens Gallery section in a couple of weeks! Of course, you'll see quite a couple come along the the Photo of the Day thread in the Off Topic section as well!
- Bjorn -