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Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35

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4.8/5
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10/10
Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35
Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35
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Initial Price: 
$1850
  • Aspherical lens element
  • 9 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)
  • Metal mount

 

Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35
Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE
Distagon T* 1,4/35
Distagon T* 1,4/35 lens construction
Distagon T* 1,4/35 front lens element view
MTF Charts: 
Distagon T* 1,4/35 mtf chart at f/1.4
Distagon T* 1,4/35 mtf chart at f/4.0

Overview

Description by Zeiss:

The use of sharp contrast and soft focus guides our eyes to the areas that you want to highlight. With the Distagon T* 1,4/35, you can create enchanting images thanks to its unique combination of a wide angle of view with a shallow depth of field. It is a master of light and color at both ends of the spectrum. Precise when in focus, this lens also creates fascinating images as a result of its distinctive, harmonious bokeh in the out-of-focus areas. For creative, high quality images – even wide open.

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.

Ideal aperture with nine blades

Zeiss-nine_blades_aperturePhotographers 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.

Aspherical design

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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.

Precise manual focus

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Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. Carl Zeiss SLR lenses stand out with their large rotation angle which enables precise focusing. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder. The high-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without play, thus also supporting the intuitive interaction with the focal plane. The precise engraving in meter and feet, and the depth of focus scale provide additional support for manually focusing.

High-quality all metal mounts

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Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS lenses for decades of intense use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip metal focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing photographic experience.

 

 

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

 

Reviews

"After years of unadventurous, unexciting “slow” speed zooms “fast”, high-quality primes are experiencing a comeback thanks to the popularity of full-frame DSLRs and the merging of video capture. The moderately wide 35mm focal length has seen numerous new versions from most lens makers over the last two years or so, including this ultra-high speed offering from Sigma.

Post date: 21/03/2013 - 08:09

"Selecting a focal length that will work well for your application is always the important first step in choosing a lens. The moderately wide angle 35mm focal length lenses have a huge range of uses - especially when they have an ultra-wide f/1.4 aperture available as does this model. 35mm is wide enough to capture the big scene but not so wide that people are readily distorted.

Post date: 28/01/2012 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$1850
Release Date: 
09/2010
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
17.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
1.7 TStop
Distortion: 
0.40%
Vignetting: 
-1.8 EV
Chr. aberration: 
9.00µm
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: 
35mm
Angle of view: 
63°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
11 lens elements in 9 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
9 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
Yes
Internal Focusing: 
No
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.30m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
No
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
78.0mm
Length: 
120.0mm
Weight: 
850.0 g
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
72 mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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