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CONTAX Introduces New Carl Zeiss Zoom Lens For The 645 System

New Vario-Sonnar T* f/4.5 45-90mm Mid-Range Lens, Perfect Match for Photo-Journalists and Wedding Photographers

SOMERSET, NJ – Kyocera Optics, Inc., announces the introduction of the new Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/4.5 45-90mm lens for the Contax 645 system. The compact Vario-Sonnar T* 45-90mm lens incorporates the Dual Focus Mechanism and has a fast, constant aperture of f/4.5.

The Vario-Sonnar T* 45-90mm lens is a perfect one-lens solution that meets the needs of professional photographers, especially those in the wedding industry, by providing moderate wide angle to normal coverage. The lens is also a perfect choice for general, landscape, event and location photography. The lens is approximately equivalent to a 28– 55mm (in 35mm format) and allows for greater flexibility when space is limited and working distances do not allow the use of a longer focal length lens.

The latest optical and eco-glass technology were used to develop this lens, resulting in unsurpassed contrast and color reproduction, the hallmark of Carl Zeiss T* lenses. In addition, the new Carl Zeiss 45-90mm lens takes full advantage of Carl Zeiss' improved internal baffling system technology that controls stray light increasing contrast and image quality. In addition, the Carl Zeiss T* Vario-Sonnar is supplied with a Contax Three Year Limited Warranty.

The street price of the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 45-90mm lens is $2,900.00.

About Contax:
Contax North America, a division of Kyocera Optics, Inc., markets a complete line of high-end photographic equipment including 35mm manual and auto focus SLR's, medium format SLR's, rangefinders and sophisticated lens/shutter and zoom cameras. The company also maintains the exclusive license to distribute world renowned Carl Zeiss T* lenses for 35mm, 645 and Advanced Photo System cameras.

Lens Specifications*
Lens construction: 12 elements, 10 groups
Focal range (mm): 45.9 – 87.5 mm
Image size (mm): 56 x 41.5 mm
Angular field: 74.3 – 43.4 degrees diagonal
Mount: CONTAX 645 mount
Focal Adjustment: Auto, manual (Dual Focus Mechanism)
Aperture Control: Auto
Apertures: 4.5 – (5.6) – 8 – 11 – 16 – 22 -32
Minimum focus (m): 0.5 m
Filter: 95 mm screw-in type
Hood: GB-104 bayonet-type (Optional accessory)
Dimensions (mm), Weight (g): 102 mm (diameter) x 115 mm (length)
Weight (g): Approx. 1,200 g
Standard Accessories: Lens Cap, Rear Cap, Case
*Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.