I was down at my local camera store this evening, and I asked to take a look at the new "Zeiss" lenses. They look very cheap and tacky, and there is a really cheezy blue plastic dot in the place where the Leica red dot usually is. The focusing was rough, and gritty. The paint looked plasticky. It was a universe of difference from any leica lens I have ever seen. Optically they may be very good, (if they are even in the same ballpark as the contax G lenses then they should be excellent) but I would be hard pressed to buy these over the real thing. At this point if you want Zeiss rangefinder lenses, for me the Contax gear is looking really good. Quite dissapointed. I wish they had kept the construction in Germany. I think Zeiss has been had by Kobayashi and Co.