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Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16 mm f/ 8 Lens

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Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16 mm f/ 8 lens

Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16 mm f/ 8 lens

Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16 mm f/ 8 lens

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Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16 mm f/ 8 MTF Chart

Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16 mm f/ 8 MTF Chart

Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16 mm f/ 8 MTF Chart

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Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16 mm f/ 8 optical design

Format: 35mm rangefinder

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Contax G

Optical design: 5 elements in 3 groups.

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Average price: $2880

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
16mmf/8.0f/8.0 0.3 120/4,211/0,4

Additional information:

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.

Links:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/contax/g-system.htm
http://www.kenrockwell.com/contax/16mm-comparison.htm
http://www.pbase.com/kkawakami/g_hologon_16mm_f80


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Posted by: LeoS   Date of publication: 03.12.2010


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