Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35
Posted 11 February 2011 - 06:15
Its definitely my preferred "normal" lens, and its the one I grab when I can only take one lens.
In my opinion, what makes this 35mm lens great is its relatively high micro contrast from wide open, it's resistance to flare, its subject isolation capabilities, its sharpness (of course), the build & feel, and lastly the circular iris opening.
Posted 30 March 2011 - 23:41
Edited by Carolyn, 30 March 2011 - 23:42 .
"No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer it has chosen" Minor White
Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:21
Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:33
Fully usable wide open if sharpness and contrast matter, also on D800. In fact I do not hesitate to use f/2-f/2.5 with this lens is the subject is flat, to benefit from lower ISO and/or higher speeds, resulting in an overall better image.
Using LV to assist focus is recommended in case full aperture is used in relative darkness (the 'green dot' is not really useful as it does not provide better accuracy than the ground glass).
Special mention for night shots : low flare, high contrast and low coma (small and decent coma at f/2, about none at f/2.8). Highly recommended.
The Sigma 35/1.4 (no thread has yet been opened) might be even better in the coma correction department, but displays a nasty bokeh at times, which is not the case here.
Edited by Airy, 04 December 2013 - 20:44 .
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:49
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