I received this from Zeiss today...... I will be selling the lens for $877 -Rob A new compact telephoto lens, Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM, fits perfectly to the popular ZM line of lenses. Thanks to its small size, this lens is ideal for portrait and landscape photography. Together with the compact C Biogon 4,5/21 ZM or C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM lenses, the Tele-Tessar is the perfect equip- ment to travel with, providing fascinating picture taking possi- bilities. Despite its compact design, the image quality of the Tele- Tessar T* 4/85 ZM is by no means inferior to that of other lenses in the ZM line. The lens is almost distortion-free and features excellent field curvature correction. Its shortest pos- sible distance setting of only 0.9 m / 35.4 ensures maxi- mum diversity of use. Its all-metal mount and sturdy design make it a multi-purpose lens for a wide variety of applica- tions, even in tougher conditions. Delivery of the Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM in silver or black fin- ish is scheduled to begin by the end of the year. A dedicated lens shade will be available as an optional accessory.