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Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135
Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135
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  • Apochromat lens
  • Aspherical lens design
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • “Floating elements” design
  • 9 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)
  • All metal construction
Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135
Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135
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Overview

Description by Zeiss:

Turning far to near

Enjoying the evocative atmosphere of dusk against a dreamlike backdrop - as an inconspicuous observer, the tele lens lets you experience this unique moment from the distance. Detached from the background, the Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 enables an incomparable interplay of soft evening light and radiant colors.
Offering the utmost flexibility in a wide diversity of situations, this tele lens can also capture the actor's emotions on the stage from the third row and take breathtaking portrait photos.

A lens design with relatively few glass-to-air surfaces, invented by Dr. Ludwig Bertele at Carl Zeiss in 1930 to provide the fastest lenses of that day for 35 mm photography offering speeds up to f/1.5 and well controlled veiling glare. This is where the name comes from, containig the German word for sun, ’Sonne’, the symbol of utmost brightness.

Apochromat
Because this lens is an apochromat, chromatic aberrations (axial chromatic aberations) are corrected with elements of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion. The chromatic aberrations are therefore significantly below the defined limits. Bright-dark transitions in the image, and especially highlights, are reproduced almost completely free of color artifacts.

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High-Speed Lens
Great low-light shots start with a great lens for your DSLR camera. A high-speed lens captures as much light as possible. A lens with a wide maximum aperture offers the best results in difficult lighting conditions.

Close focusing distance
The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lens.

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Excellent resolution and high contrast
Rich, vibrant colors are vital to creating a lasting impression. Stray light in the lens, however, would lead to a brightening of the image, which is particularly visible in shadow areas. Image contrast is lowered; the image appears dull and bleached. We combine various, elaborate techniques to reduce unwanted stray light.

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Ideal aperture with nine blades
Photographers want to guide the observer through the image. Minimal depth of focus is often used as a design element. This keeps the background intentionally blurred to keep the attention of the observer on the main subject. These different representations of the blurred areas, as well as the quality of the transition, are referred to as the Bokeh of a lens. The finely tuned features of the optical design on Carl Zeiss SLR lenses ensure a particularly harmonious effect of the blurred areas of the image. The nine diaphragm blades and the resulting, virtually circular aperture on Carl Zeiss SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the fore and background.

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Carl Zeiss Lenses for SLR Cameras - Camera Mounts

The manually focusable Carl Zeiss SLR lenses are available with EF bayonet (ZE), F bayonet (ZF.2). The possibilities of using scene programs, different types of exposure metering and individualized functions can be varied depending on the camera model.

 

zeiss-lenses-_zf2 ZF.2 Lenses
Lenses with F mount equipped with AI-apperture coupling and CPU
zeiss-lenses ze mount ZE Lenses
Lenses equipped with an EF bayonet for EOS cameras from Canon

 

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Specifications

Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Nikon F mount
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
Manual Focus Only
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
135mm
Max Magnification: 
0.25x
Lens construction: 
11 lens elements in 8 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
9 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.0
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.00m
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
84.0mm
Length: 
128.0mm
Weight: 
920g (2.03 lbs)
Body material: 
Metal
Filter Diameter: 
77mm

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