Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16 mm f/ 8- Extremely wide-angle lens with a proprietaty multicoating T* for rangefinder cameras G1 and G2. The only lens from a product line that is being assembled in Germany. Its filter and external viewfinder are made in Japan.
Real focusing distance of this lens is 16.5mm.
Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16 mm f/ 8 is supplied with an external viewfinder equipped with exposure meter and level and also supplied with a central-spot gradient filer 4x thus compensating exposure drop at the edges of a frame.
Carl Zeiss Hologon® T* 8/16 - is a very strange lens for a little bit less strange autofocusing rangefinder camera Contax G1/G2. One of the features of this cameras is inability of a sharpness control in the viewfinder. Contax G1/G2 have an exposure metering , aperture priority and manual modes and also have a TTL interface with a flash. In case of this lens exposure metering is being achieved by an external viewfinder which is included in a set. Connection with a flash exists but very few flashes can cover angle of view of 106 degrees.
Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16 mm f/ 8 has a fixed aperture falue of F8. With a central shutter installed speed of this lens is equivalent to F16.
One more feature of this lens is a distortion absense. It can be cleary seen on a chart.
Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16 mm f/ 8 is supplied with a central-spot gradient filter of 4x for exposure drop compensation at the edges of a frame. Filter has a light greenish tint that can be seen on the slide.
Filter mounting system doesn't allow to fix standard lens filters.
Posted by: LeoS Date of publication: 03.12.2010