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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm  f/ 1.4 Z Lens

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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm  f/ 1.4 Z lens

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm  f/ 1.4 Z lens

Optical design

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm  f/ 1.4 Z optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Nikon F (FX, DX)

First year of production: 2010

Optical design: 11 elements in 9 groups

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Average price: $1107


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The Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm  f/ 1.4 Z

  • angular field, diag./horiz./vert.: 63°/54°/37°
  • coverage at close range:18 х 12 cm (1:5)
  • diameter 78 mm
  • hood included
  • weight-850 gm.

The Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 lens supplemented the line of  super-fast  manual Z-series 1.4/50- 1.4/85  lenses, produced by the legendary German manufacturer. The sale of the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 (ZE, ZF.2) is due for the first quarter of 2011at the recommended price of 1,649  €  (1,385.71 €  VAT exclusive).

It is equipped with the precision mechanism of focusing with the wide angle of ring rotation. The Т*-coating suppresses flare, scattered light, and provides  good and warmer color rendering. An almost circular aperture produces a harmonious bokeh. It is remarkable for its solid and durable full-metal brass casing with a chromium-plate bayonet. The front element does not rotate while focusing. The focusing distance data are not transmitted to the  camera. There is a DOF scale on the lens, depending on aperture settings. It was elaborated in Germany, but is made in Cosina (, Japan, under quality control of the Carl Zeiss.

The Z-series Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 lens  is produced for the following bayonet mounts:

·         ZE - for the EF bayonet mount (Canon)

·         ZF.2 - for the F bayonet mount with the processor (Nikon or Fuji)

The peculiarities of the Z-series lenses with various bayonets:

  • ZE series - the aperture is controlled from the camera . The lens is not equipped with an aperture ring. All automatic modes  P, Tv, Av, M, as well as autofocus confirmation, are  functional. The focal length and aperture values are transmitted to the camera. Some functions of AF lenses (A-DEP, scenes) are not supported.
  • ZF.2series - both manual control with an aperture ring and camera control (therefor the aperture should be set at the maximum orange-colored value, and the camera will function in every automatic mode) are available. For cameras without electronic interface the aperture is set manually.

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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 01.10.2010

Mechanical quality5.001
Optical quality5.001
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