Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZS Lens for M42 Screw Mount

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Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZS Lens for M42 Screw Mount


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Product Highlights

  • M42 Screw Mount Lens/35mm Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • One Anomalous Partial Dispersion Element
  • Floating Element Design
  • Carl Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Engraved Depth of Field/Distance Scales
  • All-Metal Lens Barrel
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Pairing manual focus precision with a versatile wide-angle perspective, the Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZS Lens from Zeiss is an ideal all-around lens that is particularly well-suited to journalistic applications. Featuring a fast f/2 maximum aperture, this lens also excels in difficult lighting conditions and offers fine-tuned control over selective focus placement. Utilizing the Distagon optical design with a floating element system which includes one element made from anomalous partial dispersion glass, distortion and aberrations are minimized and high sharpness is afforded edge to edge. Additionally, a Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to elements in order to suppress lens flare and ghosting for maintained contrast and clarity.

The sophisticated optical design is housed within a robust metal lens barrel, which features an aperture control ring with 1/2 EV click-stops. The manual focusing ring offers a dampened 113° rotation angle for fine-tuned control, and engraved depth of field and distance scales benefit the use of pre-focusing techniques. This ZS-series lens is designed for M42 universal screw mount cameras or adapters and does not support any electronic communication between the lens and camera.

Prime wide-angle lens is designed for M42 screw mount 35mm film cameras.
This lens features the Distagon optical design with a floating element construction and includes one partial dispersion element to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortion while offering increased sharpness and even illumination.
Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.
All-metal lens barrel features an aperture control ring with 1/2 EV click-stops.
Manual focus design is benefitted by the inclusion of both distance and depth of field scales for precise control.
A rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to an aesthetic out-of-focus quality.
This ZS-series lens features a universal M42 screw mount design and does not support electronic communication between the camera and lens.
Focal Length 35mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Universal (M42)
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 62°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" (30 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5.3
Elements/Groups 9/7
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Autofocus No
Filter Thread Front:58 mm x 0.75 mm Pitch
Dimensions (DxL) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 4.45 x 4.25"
Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZS Lens for M42 Screw Mount
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  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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    ZeissDistagon T* 35mm f/2 ZS Lens for M42 Screw Mount

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    35mm f/2 ZS

    By drmetal

    from Austin

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    • Durable
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction


    • Straylight problems

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZS Lens for M42 Screw Mount:

    Had it for a week but returned it. Took about 200 photos and compared them to a Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 EX. Tested with sigma SD14. I took photos at different apertures of 4 motives:- flower closeup (zeiss slightly better, almost no difference)- a bike (no difference)- backyard (sigma better)- thermometer/numbers (no difference)Manual focusing is not that hard. That wasn't the problem. Also the Sigma SD14 wasn't the problem.great: - build quality is outstanding (metal) - focus ring is perfect to handle not so great: - inconsistant output(straylight problems) - blue shifted color / photos look kind of cold - low value/price ratioI really wanted the Zeiss 35 f/2 and i gave it 4 trys but only the flower close-up convinced me. Not enough for [$]. I expected much better image quality. I will look into the new sigma lenses.

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