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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 80-200 mm f/4

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Manufacturer Carl Zeiss
Model Vario-Sonnar T* 80-200 mm f/4
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 81.5 - 198 mm
Maximum aperture f/4
Angle of view 30 - 12 o
Closest focusing distance 1 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 13 elements / 10 groups
Filter diameter 55 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Contax & Yashica
Dimensions 160 x 67 mm
Weight 680 g
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Owners reviews (1)
  1. Phoenix Jackson
    Phoenix Jackson 28 October 2011, 12:25
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    IP 183.99.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 300 USD
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: A good chance of accumulating dust. 55mm thread.

    Pros: Slim, lightweight, and everything expected from an f/4 lens... and everything expected from a Zeiss lens.

    Summary: Push-pull action doesn't bother me except for the worries of accumulating dust. 55mm filter thread is not as common as 52mm or 58mm but it also doesn't demand very expensive accessories. It has one of the least flares and even beautiful ones if intentionally induced. CA is present only on extreme contrasts, yet very easy to fix. Do not expect automation from manual lenses. That is not a valid con.

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