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Carl Zeiss Planar T* 35 mm f/ 2 Lens

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Carl Zeiss Planar T* 35 mm f/ 2 lens


Carl Zeiss Planar T* 35 mm f/ 2 MTF Chart

Optical design

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 35 mm f/ 2 optical design

Format: 35mm rangefinder

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Contax G

First year of production: 1996

Last year of production: 2005

Optical design: 7 elements in 5 groups

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Average price: $567


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The Carl Zeiss Planar T* 35 mm f/ 2 is a wide-angle fast lens with the T*-coating and 64° of FOV, ideally fit for genre and reportage photography.

Despite less convincing MTF results, as compared with its lens cousins,  it is considerably sharp and colorful, and handles back light perfectly well. The micro contrast is magnificent. It gets sharper up to f/4. When cropped, there is no explicit resolution fall to the periphery even with the wide open aperture; it is ideally even at f/5.6. No CAs and vignetting are visible.

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Posted by: Leopold   Date of publication: 15.03.2012

Mechanical quality5.002
Optical quality5.002
Pricing / Value5.002
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