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|Model||Vario-Sonnar T* 35-70 mm f/3.4|
|Lens style||Universal zoom|
|Focal length||35.7 - 69 mm|
|Angle of view||63 - 34 o|
|Closest focusing distance||0.7 m|
|Number of diaphragm blades||0|
|Auto focus type||MF|
|Lens Construction||10 elements / 10 groups|
|Filter diameter||67 mm|
|Available mounts||Contax & Yashica|
|Dimensions||70 x 80.5 mm|
Average rating (1 owners reviews).
|Value for money||5.00|
|Value for money|
Owner since: 3 months
Price: 120 Eur
User profile: Amateur
Cons: (on a D800) Prone to purple fringing when used wide open. Slightly soft in corners, needs to be stopped down at least a liitle bit. Focussing can be difficult, as it has only f3.4. Focus shift when zooming. Zoom range not very large, not really wide angle. Minimum focus distance around 70cm (except in macro mode) is a bit too long.
Pros: (on a D800) Quite sharp (most of the frame including the borders, except in the extreme corners) once stopped down. Distortions very low (result looks like a prime). CAs low. Flare resistance o.k. Light weight. Macro: Albeit a rather short focal length for a macro (35mm), results are very good.
Summary: Good quality manual focus zoom, unfortunately the zoom range is rather small (in exchange for low distortions). The macro mode is not a "compromise mode" and can deliver not only very good but also interesting results because of the unusually short focal length of the macro mode. Note on the low price paid: mine was slightly damaged and required minor repair.