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Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar 135 mm f/ 2 Z Lens

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Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar 135 mm f/ 2 Z optical design

Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar 135 mm f/ 2 Z optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Nikon F (FX, DX)

First year of production: 2012

Optical design: 11 elements in 8 groups

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Average price: $2340

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
135mmf/2.0f/2290.8077930/32,8130/5,1

Additional information:
  • Angle of view on FF cameras (diagonal/horizontal /vertical):   18.7 ° / 15.6 ° / 10.5°
  • Max. magnification: 1:4
  • Minimum focusing distance coverage: 145 х 96 mm
  • Diameter: 84 mm
  • Angle of the focus ring rotation: 268°
  • Length (with caps): 128 mm (ZF.2) and 130 mm (ZE)
  • Weight: 920 g (ZF.2) and 930 g (ZE)
  • Price: approx. 1600  € or 2000 $ (w/o VAT)

The Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar 135 mm F2  is an  apochromatic portrait manual focus and zoom lens for 35 mm Canon EF (model ZE) and Nikon F (model  ZF.2) DSLR cameras.

The apochromatic design is provided with optical elements with anomalous dispersion. As well as  the other SLR lenses, the Sonnar 2/135 features Т*  anti-reflective coating. The edges of its optical elements have been treated with special black varnish, which considerably decreases rereflections and light scattering inside the lens.

The Apo Sonnar T * 2/135 features an all-metal body design,  providing durable consumption  and high-quality performance. The lens is compatible with F (model ZF.2) and EF (model ZE)  camera mounts.


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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 11.09.2012


Mechanical quality4.6411
Optical quality4.4511
Usability4.0011
Pricing / Value2.4611
Bokeh4.3110
Overall lens rating
3.97

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Owner reviews: Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar 135 mm f/ 2 Z

Kostas 25.10.2018 14:20:34
Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:

Very sharp lens (used on digital cameras from 24 to 50 mpix). Can't think of a sharper 135mm fast lens. Superb construction. Minimal focus distance is quite good. Produces a large image circle when stopped down a bit, therefore it is usable on 0.79x factor cameras like Fuji GFX or Hasselblad X1D.


Weaknesses:

Quite heavy. Focus ring is smooth but not very comfortable too grip. With this exeptional sharpness and mechanical quality, it could use more that 9 blades in iris.


Comments:

Probably the best portrait prime lens I have ever used. Although it is not that expensive for the bang when bought new, I would suggest too look for a used option, as sometimes it is possible to find them for a great price.




Gianluca 06.10.2016 13:25:41
Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:

Extremely sharp with good color & contrast.

One of the best 135mm never build


Weaknesses:

Dimensions


Comments:

Buy a second hand.




eric thomson 25.12.2015 08:08:14
Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:

extremely sharp with good color & contrast


Weaknesses:

It's big


Comments:

No better lens made at 135mm