This just in: lensmaker Carl Zeiss has posted a teaser on their blog for a new, yet-to-be-announced, ultra-wideangle (UWA) lens. No specifications have been officially provided (or leaked) yet, but Zeiss revealed that the upcoming lens will have an integrated hood and will still be able to accept normal screw-in filters through a giant 95mm thread.
The lens will be made available sometime in May 2012. The teaser encouraged enthusiasts to follow their official Facebook and Flickr accounts for updates, stating:
“It is here: the lens at the top of the wish list of our community on Facebook and Flickr. Now you can look forward to exploring entirely new creative opportunities. In the next few days, this is where we will be showing you everything our new SLR lens has to offer.”
May is still a far way off though. Hopefully Carl Zeiss will be releasing more information and specs for their new lens soon.