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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/1.4 ZE/ZF.2

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/1.4 ZE/ZF.2
28 June 2011
Szymon Starczewski

1. Introduction

When it comes to full-frame 1.4/35 lenses, designed for reflex cameras, we have been given an ample opportunity to test products from such companies as Canon, Nikon, Samyang or Sony. There was just one lens from that good group left to be tested– the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 MM F/1.4 ZE/ZF.2.

To tell you the truth we were very curious about its performance and results. First of all because it is an expensive lens from a reputable company. Additionally, it is the heaviest and the biggest instrument in its class. The combination of all those properties might suggest that we deal here with an optical gem of an instrument so to speak. Is it really the case, though? Does the Zeiss fares better than its competitors? Find out in next chapters and happy reading!

The lens was provided for our tests by the Fototechnika company.

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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/1.4 ZE/ZF.2 - Introduction