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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/2 ZF/ZK/ZS/ZE

Manufacturer Carl Zeiss
Model Distagon T* 35 mm f/2 ZF/ZK/ZS/ZE
Lens style Wide angle
Focal length 35 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Angle of view 63 o
Closest focusing distance 0.3 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 9 elements / 7 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Pentax K
Dimensions 97 x 64 mm
Weight 530 g
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Average rating (5 owners reviews)
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4.73 Good
Owners reviews (5)
  1. Valentin
    Valentin 19 February 2018, 11:13
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    IP 185.42.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 700 euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Lack of auto-focus for some might be a curse, for some a blessing.

    Pros: Sublime rendition and very good subject isolation as well as being able to focus very close (no 1:1 macro lens here). Last but not least I have to mention that the \"Zeiss Pop\" is strong with this one.

    Summary: The perfect lens for walk-around photography! It will reward good composition and patience with some of the best rendition available in a moderately light and small package that will not hinder the photographer in the process. One could learn a lot about photography with a manual focus lens such as this one. I will keep this copy until it or I break down.

  2. Airy
    Airy 10 June 2016, 21:20
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    IP 81.220.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Vignetting (although it can be nice). Not as sharp, wide open, as some competitors (Samyang 35/.4 is better at f/2, for instance).

    Pros: High constrast, very sharp when slightly stopped down, but at f/2 center is already quite sharp. Very low flare : this is my best lens for shooting against the light. Also very good at night (low coma). Reasonably priced if you can find a used copy. Excellent build and handling.

    Summary: A lens able to deliver good, and even "punchy", images under most adverse circumstances.

  3. mike
    mike 28 December 2014, 15:50
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    IP 84.114.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 550 euros
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Tested on a D610 Low sharpness in the corners and edges (esp left side). Near distance focusing difficult.

    Pros: Sharp in the center. Very good contrast and colors.

    Summary: Would not buy it again.

  4. Viergever
    Viergever 16 April 2011, 19:26
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    IP 82.136.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 450 euro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Longitual CA is quite pronounced @f/2-2.8

    Pros: Perfect contrast and colours

    Summary: Price made me doubt as a student but I'm happy with it.

  5. tog
    tog 15 May 2009, 12:53
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    IP 86.88.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 500 euros
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Have to learn how to manual focus again!

    Pros: Image quality not seen since using Leica M glass.. Stunning

    Summary: Glac ive ditched the Nikon glass. The difference in images shot on my D3 and D700 are very noticable. Yes its expensive but its well worth the investment and i cannot see these lenses depreciate much.. if at all