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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80 mm f/ 3.5 C/Y Lens

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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80 mm f/ 3.5 C/Y lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80 mm f/ 3.5 C/Y lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80 mm f/ 3.5 C/Y lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80 mm f/ 3.5 C/Y lens

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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80 mm f/ 3.5 C/Y MTF Chart

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80 mm f/ 3.5 C/Y MTF Chart

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80 mm f/ 3.5 C/Y MTF Chart

Optical design

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80 mm f/ 3.5 C/Y optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: C/Y (contax/yashica)

Optical design: 13 elements in 9 groups

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Average price: $433

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
40mm - 80mmf/3.5f/2281.255660/23,387/3,4

Additional information:

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80 mm f/ 3.5 C/Y - high quality lens with a variable focal length and branded T* multi-coating for a 35mm SLR of the Contax / Yashica (C/Y) system.

Lens shows very good optical perfomance and can be compared to fixel focal lens.

Image which is provided with this lens has nice Bokeh and its contrast higher than average.

This lens can be successfully used as a portrait lens.

Has a good flare-resistance from counter and lateral light.

Lens has a high-quality assembling. Focusing ring rotates very smoothly.

You can use Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 40-80 mm f/ 3.5 with most of digital cameras with interchangeable optics by attaching it with a special adapter.

West-Germany lenses are known to be better than Japan-made.


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Posted by: Andrey Dudko   Date of publication: 07.12.2010


Mechanical quality5.001
Optical quality5.001
Usability5.001
Pricing / Value3.001
Bokeh5.001
Overall lens rating
4.60

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