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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/ 2.8 C/Y Lens

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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/ 2.8  C/Y lens

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/ 2.8  C/Y lens

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/ 2.8  C/Y lens

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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/ 2.8  C/Y MTF Chart

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/ 2.8  C/Y MTF Chart

Optical design

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/ 2.8  C/Y optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: C/Y (contax/yashica)

Optical design: 6 elements in 6 groups

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Owners (4)

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Average price: $267

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
35mmf/2.8f/2260.455242/8,548.6/1,9

Additional information:

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/ 2.8 C/Y - fast, wide-angle lens with fixed focal length and proprietary multicoating for a 35mm SLR system of Contax / Yashica.

Lens is quite compact but has excellent optical and mechanical quality.

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/ 2.8 provides sharp and contrast image with nice colour reproduction even from wide-open aperture. Lens displays very good resolution along the image field and has good resistance to comlicated lighting conditions.


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Posted by: photocorner   Date of publication: 30.05.2011



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Summer Serenade
Autor: Andy Andrews
5 1 717

Mechanical quality5.005
Optical quality4.805
Usability4.605
Pricing / Value4.205
Bokeh4.605
Overall lens rating
4.64

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Owner reviews: Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/ 2.8 C/Y

Andy Andrews 08.02.2016 12:36:54
Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:

By far the best lens in this focal length I've ever owned. Extremely high resolution, contrast and that three-dimensional quality the best Zeiss optics exhibit. If I had to be limited to just one lens, this would be it. On the superb Sony sensor of my Sony 7R (36.4 mps) I can produce noise-free enlargements that rival medium format digital or film cameras. I shoot 6x6, 6x9 and 4"x5" (9x12) film cameras but are using them less and less. 


Weaknesses:

I have to use an adapter to mate the Distagon to the Sony E mount. Also, most adapters are shiny black anodized aluminum and strong lateral lighting caused flare until I applied matte black lacquer to all of the interior surfaces (except mount locking mechanism).


Comments:

Without a doubt, the best value for money in a professional lens. Currently running $250-300 in excellent condition from internet sources. I use the Contax No. 3 Sunshade with 67/86 adapter ring. I find the one-size-fits-all plastic tulip shades from Asia don't shield the lens enough, especially in the intense lighting in deserts and mountains here in Califonia.