Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 180 mm f/ 2.8 C/Y - famous fast telephoto prime lens for a 35mm SLR with Contax/Yashica mount.
This lens is ideal for portrait shooting. Pictures is very light and soft with beautiful Bokeh. Suitable also for other types of shooting specific to the focal length.
Lens Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 180mm f/2.8 very good uses for shooting against the light. There is a small built-in lens hood, but it is strongly recommended to use an external hood.
At open aperture there is a noticeable vignetting, but for the portraits it is not a problem.
The build quality is excellent. Focusing is very smooth.
There were two versions of the Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 180mm f/2.8 lens. The optical design was the same, but apparently used lenses with different sizes or with different coating, because MTF-charts are different (see attached pictures). Rim constructively a little different.
Version 1. Catalogue number 101 086
Weight: 985gr. Maximum diameter of the rim: 82mm.
Later version 2. Catalogue number 101 117
Weight: 815gr. Maximum diameter of the rim: 78mm.
I.e. a later version is a little more compact and easier. The length of the same.
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Posted by: Sergei Borodin Date of publication: 18.08.2010