Carl Zeiss SLR Lenses Now Available for K-Bayonet

Carl Zeiss now offers its premium SLR lenses for an additional camera mount, the K-bayonet. This lens series will be sold under the ZK name.

Until now, the manual focus SLR lenses were only available for the F-bayonet (ZF series) and the M42 screw thread mount (ZS series). SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss are known for their outstanding image quality and precise, long-lasting mechanical parts.

Lenses for the K-bayonet will initially be available in the following range:

Distagon T* 2.8/25 ZK
Planar T* 1.4/85 ZK
Distagon T* 2/35 ZK Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZK
Planar T* 1.4/50 ZK Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZK

In the future, the SLR line of lenses will be expanded to offer demanding photographers an even larger selection of focal lengths for their work.

The K-bayonet has been available since 1975 and is the standard connector on various well known analog and digital SLR cameras for the 35mm format. The manually focused ZEISS SLR lenses (with their transmission elements) for the K-bayonet fulfill the SMC-A standard and thus permit the utilization of the shutter priority, aperture priority and programmed auto exposure on all camera models with these features.