Angle of view on FF cameras (diagonal/horizontal /vertical): 18.7 ° / 15.6 ° / 10.5°
Max. magnification: 1:4
Minimum focusing distance coverage: 145 х 96 mm
Diameter: 84 mm
Angle of the focus ring rotation: 268°
Length (with caps): 128 mm (ZF.2) and 130 mm (ZE)
Weight: 920 g (ZF.2) and 930 g (ZE)
Price: approx. 1600 € or 2000 $ (w/o VAT)
The Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar 135 mm F2 is an apochromatic portrait manual focus and zoom lens for 35 mm Canon EF (model ZE) and Nikon F (model ZF.2) DSLR cameras.
The apochromatic design is provided with optical elements with anomalous dispersion. As well as the other SLR lenses, the Sonnar 2/135 features Т* anti-reflective coating. The edges of its optical elements have been treated with special black varnish, which considerably decreases rereflections and light scattering inside the lens.
The Apo Sonnar T * 2/135 features an all-metal body design, providing durable consumption and high-quality performance. The lens is compatible with F (model ZF.2) and EF (model ZE) camera mounts.
Very sharp lens (used on digital cameras from 24 to 50 mpix). Can't think of a sharper 135mm fast lens. Superb construction. Minimal focus distance is quite good. Produces a large image circle when stopped down a bit, therefore it is usable on 0.79x factor cameras like Fuji GFX or Hasselblad X1D.
Quite heavy. Focus ring is smooth but not very comfortable too grip. With this exeptional sharpness and mechanical quality, it could use more that 9 blades in iris.
Probably the best portrait prime lens I have ever used. Although it is not that expensive for the bang when bought new, I would suggest too look for a used option, as sometimes it is possible to find them for a great price.