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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35

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#21 Guest_hmzimelka_*

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 06:15

This is a gorgeous lens, and its quickly become my most used lens.
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.

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#22 Marco Handgraaf

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 21:53

Great shots Martin !

Besides on the D3s and F4s, I also use this CZ on the E-PL1:

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 23:41

I ♥ this lens. I love the *look* through the glass. The longish throw to focus. The 3-d look to the first photograph I made with it. We are talking print here, as well as online. The way it draws. The sturdy build, just feels right in my hand, and on my camera body. I loved it so much at first glance/use/print that I turned right around, and bought the 100 f/2 makro-planar...

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:21

It is a special lens in my collection.

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#25 Airee


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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.

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#26 Almass



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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:49

I use it mainly for night shots as it render the yellows remarkably well!
It's the picture not the pixels.

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