Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35
Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:34
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 17:48
One of the best 35/2 lenses ever made for FX. Have only shot on D3. 'Sharp' at distance, and close up. Has the evenness of rendition of the Leica-R 35/2, but higher contrast(as one would expect from Z). Only down spot: Barrel distortion becomes pronounced when focused close(<2m, etc)---similar in this respect to the old Nikon 35/1.4.
Update: My ZF 35/2 has successfully made the transition to the D800/E. No complaints. I can count the individual, clearly defined grains of medium-fine sand in a shot made from 14 inches away.
Edited by pluton, 08 March 2014 - 05:49 .
Posted 21 July 2009 - 12:45
It surely can be named 'Best in it's own class' along with 21mm, 50/2 and 100/2 Zeiss lenses.
It is visibly better than mine 35/2 AF-D, but I haven't tried neither Nikkor 35/2 AiS nor 35/1.4, both are known as excellent lenses too.
And yes - it's not compact or lightweight, pack of ZF primes is not something you wanna carry with you too often.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:24
Posted 02 October 2009 - 19:06
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 19:43
D200 1/160s f4 iso280
D700 1/800s f8 iso200
D700 1/800s f4 iso200
D700 1/1250s f8 iso400
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 20:27
D3, 1/15 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800, handheld.
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 04:00
Posted 28 October 2009 - 21:03
Still learning to squeeze my fingers onto the aperture ring.
Anyone know an after-market clamp-on ring for the aperture ring?
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 17:35
But it's not perfect. There's some serious CA in the extreme corners and a bit of barrel distortion. Also, at wide apertures there's color shifting towards the corners. Like some sort of vignetting. But I don't mind when everything else is top notch.
f/4 on FX:
Posted 05 July 2010 - 22:48
Posted 28 September 2010 - 21:05
This lens is really very sharp wide open at f2!
Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:13
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