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Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135 mm  f/ 1.8 ZA Lens

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Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135 mm  f/ 1.8 ZA lens

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135 mm  f/ 1.8 ZA lens

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135 mm  f/ 1.8 ZA lens

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135 mm  f/ 1.8 ZA lens

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135 mm  f/ 1.8 ZA lens

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Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135 mm  f/ 1.8 ZA MTF Chart

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135 mm  f/ 1.8 ZA MTF Chart

Optical design

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135 mm  f/ 1.8 ZA optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 2006

Optical design: 11 elements in 9 groups (2 ED)

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Average price: $1870

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
135mmf/1.8f/2290.7277995/35,1115/4,5

Additional information:

The Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135 mm  f/ 1.8 ZA

  • equivalent focal length for a camera with  APS-C - 202,5 mm
  • angle of View (FF) 18°
  • angle of View (CF) 12°
  • max. magnification 0,25
  • internal focusing, the front element does not rotate
  • circular aperture
  • circular metal hood and case included
  • diameter 88,5 mm

The Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 1,8/135 ZA, according tothe Sony SAL-135F18Z  classification, is a superb fast telephoto lens with high resolution and contrast, perfect for  close-up shots and hand-held shooting in low light conditions, oriented to advanced and professional photographers. It was produced by the manufacturer in a new design exclusively for Sony.  The device is solidly assembled, the casing is metal.

The  Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 1.8 / 135 ZA has a focusing ring clutch in autofocus mode and a focus hold button. It keeps the focal length while focusing. The focusing ring rotation is 120 degrees. When wide open, very slight vignetting  vanishes at f2,2  on  crop and at f2,8 on FF. It is incompatible with the Sony teleconverters.


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Posted by: a2012   Date of publication: 01.10.2010


Mechanical quality5.003
Optical quality5.003
Usability4.673
Pricing / Value4.333
Bokeh5.003
Overall lens rating
4.80

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