Zeiss makes amazing optics! I am jealous, I would have loved to check them out. Those solar flare shots are really cool. Was that through a telescope or monster zoom and a teleconverter?
I still own two older Sony DSLR's that I like shooting with (A200 and A500) but I didnt have the right filters or very good glass for them to shoot an eclipse. I mainly shoot with two primes for my kids photos. I took a chance with my wife's SX50 and am super happy with the results.