I’ve always been skeptical about third-party lenses, but I know in my heart that even Canon makes some stinkers (18-55mm EF-S anyone?) and on the flipside Sigma and Tamron probably have some great glass. But there isn’t even any room for doubt with Carl Zeiss — the famous lensmaker is bringing its craft to Canon’s EF mount. These Planar T* F/1.4 50mm and 85mm lenses look nice, although they face competition from Canon’s own excellent (and cheaper) 50mm F/1.4. The 85mm fills a gap in the Canon lineup between their 85mm F/1.8 (nice) and the 85mm F/1.2 (really nice). I’m poor so I won’t get to even touch any of these things, but it’s nice to pretend.