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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 28 mm f/2.0 ZF/ZK/ZE

22 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

10. Focusing

Focusing on the Zeiss is done completely manually using a very comfortable, metal ring with perfect performance. Of course, the manual focusing is much easier when we have special focusing screens or when our camera can confirm sharpness when working with manual lenses.

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The lens’s somewhat short focal length makes it unable to feel the lack of autofocus. It is worth reading in advance about the hyperfocal distance and experimenting with how the sharpness depth works at different diaphragms. For example at f/8, when setting the sharpness to 5 meters, will result in picture sharpness from 2.5 meters to infinity.