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Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35 mm f/2.8 ZA

20 August 2016
Arkadiusz Olech

6. Distortion



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Full frame 35 mm lenses usually feature barrel distortion which in older constructions sometimes approached a level of −2%; the newest models are able to reduce it to values near −0.5%.

The Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35 mm f/2.8 ZA is untypical because its distortion is of pincushion kind. If you join the lens with an APS-C sensor body it amounts to +0.83%. After passing to full frame it increases to a level of +1.84% which might be noticed on real life photos.

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Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35 mm f/2.8 ZA - Distortion
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