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Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 135 mm f/2.0 ZE/ZF.2

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Manufacturer Carl Zeiss
Model Apo Sonnar T* 135 mm f/2.0 ZE/ZF.2
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 135 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Angle of view 18.7 o
Closest focusing distance 0.8 m
Maximum magnification 1:4
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 11 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Dimensions 130 x 84 mm
Weight 930 g
Additional information Announced: 07.09.2012
Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (2)
  1. Kevin
    Kevin 31 January 2019, 14:13
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    IP 108.244.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $1100
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Large and heavy for focal length.

    Pros: Image quality is unsurpassed. Sharpness is simply stunning, even wide open, corner to corner. Beautiful, saturated color. Gorgeous, smooth bokeh. No visible, lateral CA. Despite the large aperture, even longitudinal CA is hard to find. Build quality is excellent, all metal and glass. Manual focus is perfect: smooth, precise, perfectly damped.

    Summary: An amazing lens. Simply excellent, as long as I do my part. On top of the outstanding image quality is the superb build quality. It’s a piece of industrial art, as the best lenses always used to be, back before they all became plastic. Although autofocus would be convenient, I would not want to give up the superb manual focus for the convenience. And this manual focus is perfect. I used to have a Nikkor 135/2.8, and I wanted the highly touted Nikon AF 135/2 DC. But, I didn’t like it. The color fringing was horrible. Sure, it had great bokeh, but it seemed like a big step backwards in overall image quality. Then I tried this Zeiss.

  2. Tiger
    Tiger 9 October 2016, 04:23
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    IP 1.136.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: $2000Au
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None

    Pros: Pin sharp. Outstanding lens. Just about perfect.

    Summary: If you want the best, get this lens.