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Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount

You Pay: $994.00
Product Highlights
  • Canon EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • One Anomalous Partial Dispersion Element
  • Floating Elements Design
  • Carl Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Engraved Depth of Field/Distance Scales
  • All-Metal Lens Barrel
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Supports DSLR's Electronic Interface

Pairing manual focus precision with a versatile wide-angle perspective, the Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE 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 floating elements and anomalous partial dispersion glass, distortion and aberrations are minimized and high sharpness is maintained 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 all-metal lens barrel for greater durability and precision. The manual focusing ring offers dampened 113° rotation for fine-tuned control and engraved depth of field and distance scales benefit the use of pre-focusing techniques. This ZE-series lens is dedicated to Canon EF-mount cameras, and features an electronic interface to support camera-based adjustment over exposure settings.

Prime wide-angle lens designed for Canon EF-mount full-frame DSLRs and 35mm film cameras. It is also compatible with APS-C-format DSLRs, where it will provide a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 56mm.
This lens features the Distagon optical design with floating element construction and 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.
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 ZE-series lens supports Canon DSLRs' electronic interface for camera-based control over exposure settings and in-camera focus confirmation.
Performance
Focal Length 35mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
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
Features
Autofocus No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:58 mm x 0.75 mm Pitch
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.86 x 2.95" (72.7 x 75 mm)
Weight 1.25 lb (570 g)
Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount
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    ZeissDistagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount
     
    4.9

    (based on 78 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (66)
    • Durable (64)
    • Nice bokeh (52)
    • Consistent output (51)
    • Rugged (42)

    Cons

    • Heavy (13)
    • Slow focus (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (62)
    • Low light (48)
    • Video (38)
    • Night photography (29)
    • Weddings (27)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (59)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (29), Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Stunning Lens

    I already have the 21mm Distagon ZE and the 50mm Planar ZE for use in the Canon 5D MkII. The 35mm is as good as the legendary 21mm, sharp corner to corner, fantastic...Read complete review

    I already have the 21mm Distagon ZE and the 50mm Planar ZE for use in the Canon 5D MkII. The 35mm is as good as the legendary 21mm, sharp corner to corner, fantastic colors due to T* coating. I am selling all my Canon lenses and sticking to the Zeiss primes, except the Canon 135 f/2 L which is a winner. I couldn't be happier with a lens. Buttery manual focusing. The 35mm Distagon is excelent! I am fanatical about sharpness as I also use a medium format digital system, and I feel that with the Zeiss ZE lenses and the Canon 5DMkII I am there in in the same level of quality, whenever the work does not require images over 30 Mega pixels.

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    Canon is sharper

    The Canon 35 f2 IS is definitely sharper than this lens, which I returned. Sharper at all useful apertures. Bryan's expert testing at The Digital Picture clearly confrims this. In the corners at...Read complete review

    The Canon 35 f2 IS is definitely sharper than this lens, which I returned. Sharper at all useful apertures. Bryan's expert testing at The Digital Picture clearly confrims this. In the corners at f4 it's not even close. Why spend twice as much on a lens that is less sharp and has no AF. The Zeiss does have beautiful color, contrast, and separation, but just because it's Zeiss doesn't mean it's better. Canon and Sigma both have new offerings that best many Zeiss lenses.

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    3.0

    Canon is sharper

    By John

    from Washington DC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

        The Canon 35 f2 IS is definitely sharper than this lens, which I returned. Sharper at all useful apertures. Bryan's expert testing at The Digital Picture clearly confrims this. In the corners at f4 it's not even close. Why spend twice as much on a lens that is less sharp and has no AF. The Zeiss does have beautiful color, contrast, and separation, but just because it's Zeiss doesn't mean it's better. Canon and Sigma both have new offerings that best many Zeiss lenses.

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        5.0

        Rich Color and Depth

        By PomKat

        from Ridgway, CO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

          This is a great lens for environmental portraiture, landscapes, scenery, and indoor/outdoor low light photography. The color saturation and perceived separation between objects at varying distances is outstanding. I need to do considerably less editing post-shoot with this lens than with any of my Canons.

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          5.0

          Zeiss is nice!

          By English Paulie

          from San Francisco Bay Area

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Extremely Sharp
          • Gorgeous Color
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Environmental Portraits
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

            I bought this along with the 100mm f2 Makro ZE as my standard take everywhere pair of lenses along with my EOS6D.Extremely sharp, beautiful color and bokeh. Why use Canon glass when these are available?Manual focus feels good after years of autofocus, feel like a real photographer again!

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            5.0

            Best lens ever

            By Eric

            from Ohio

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

              I use Distagon 35mm T* f/2 ZE Lens with my 5D mark II and mark III and it is a dream. The picture quality is immaculate. I hope to buy more Zeiss lenses in the future.

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              5.0

              Couldn't be happier

              By Chip Kalback

              from Denver, Colorado

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                  I picked this lens up after selling my Canon 24-70 f/2.8L and I couldn't be happier with it. It's sharp, the color and contrast are beautiful, the focus ring is smooth and has great resistance (but not stiff), and it has that much loved '3D' effect that I've only seen with Zeiss lenses. Worth every penny!

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                  4.0

                  Great lens

                  By EricY

                  from Toronto

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Sharp

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Vignetting At 2

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                    Great like the rest of the line-up.
                    Not a showy lens but a key focal length.

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                    5.0

                    Brilliant Piece of Glass

                    By Michaelasaurus

                    from Beirut, Lebanon

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Conflict Photography
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video

                    Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                    Great lens, a bit heavy but I honestly prefer it that way. I use it mostly for film on a Canon 5D mark ii and when you compare the lens with a 35mm Canon, the difference is obvious - the image quality is incredible, whenever people see the footage they don't think it's from a 5D. A camera is nothing without a good piece of glass, and this lens proves that.It's a bit pricey but well worth it, and you don't get the wobble that happens with the low-end lenses.

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                    5.0

                    Amazing Lens

                    By linemrkr

                    from Fort Worth Tx

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                      I debated about getting a 35mm prime lens for a while. I went back and forth between this lens and the Canon L lens. I also debated about getting the 1.4 Zeiss lens. I own the 100/2 which in my opinion is the most striking lens that I have used. I own Canon 85/1.2, 135/2 200 2.8, 300 2.8 and find it to be my favorite go to lens. I have grown accustomed to manual focus again like the old days. So I decided to get this lens and with the savings over the 1.4 I used it to get the 50mm ZE. I am delighted with my decision. I just shot a wedding with the 35/2 and 100/2 ZE and the results were spectacular. If you have never experienced the Zeiss 3D effect you will be blown away. If you are debating about this lens take my word for it you will be as delighted as I am.

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                      5.0

                      Oh My!

                      By JM Media

                      from Spokane, WA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Badarse
                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction
                      • You Will Look Cool

                      Cons

                      • None at the moment

                      Best Uses

                      • anything
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                      I use this lens for production video and stills.Amazingly smooth manual focus ring, like butter!It's a bit of a beast but the glass in unreal!

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                      5.0

                      For Professionals

                      By PAM SINGH

                      from MUMBAI, INDIA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                          This was my first zeiss lens, after this I bought 50mm makro.. Both are perfect tools for professionals.

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                          4.0

                          Very Sharp, but slow focusing!!

                          By Jamie

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Rugged
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Slow Focus

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Night Photography
                          • Video

                          Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                          I had this lens for just a few days along with the 50f2. MP. Both lenses were super sharp, but I felt the manual focusing rings were both too stiff, especially the 50mm. My 21mm Zeiss is not too stiff and very smooth!! That's not a problem with static subjects, landscapes, achitecture, etc... but not good in a dimly lit room or church trying to focus on people, Just my opinion, others may have no problem! For this reason, I'd take the Canon 35 1.4L anyday, just because the autofocus is there when you need it and you still have a nice wide rubber ring to focus manually if you want. Not as good wide open, but stop the Canon down to 5.6, and it's incredibly sharp across the frame, and actually has higher resolution in the center than the Zeiss!! Please Canon, update the 35 to MK II version like you did with the 24f1.4L?? If they don't I'd still buy the original, but I'll get another 135f.2L first,(sold my first copy), and use that along with my 21mm Zeiss super wide! Both killer lenses!! In the end, I saw little or no optical superiority with the Zeiss 35, and no mythical 3D effect some talk about with that lens, (sorry guys, just don't see it), and I'm a sharpness and quality fanatic, shooting only Pentax 67 & 4x5 from 1995-2008!! Just make your choice and enjoy any lens you buy, that's what photography is all about, making images that mean something to us and others! That's my 2 cents worth, Good luck and good shooting!

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                          5.0

                          Beautiful images, beautiful lens!

                          By KR

                          from Honolulu, HI

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Image quality
                          • Nice Bokeh

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Video

                            Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                            The lens is a little heavy but its construction is really good. Image quality is splendid and it has less distortion compared to, for example, EF 35/1.4 L. It is hard to see the focus with standard focusing screen in 5D mk II. It is recommended that you get focusing screen EG-S. You will have much nicer vision.

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                            • Canon EF 35/1.4 L

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                            5.0

                            great

                            By julio Monteghirfo

                            from Stamford, ct

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Nice Bokeh
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Video

                              Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                              the best lens for canon cameras

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                              5.0

                              Great lens

                              By Justin

                              from College Park, MD

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                                I just got this one several weeks ago. Recently, I used this lens to shoot some landscape and portraits of flowers. It gives a great sharpness and contrast in pictures.

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                                5.0

                                FANTASTIC!

                                By Okie Filmer

                                from Norman, OK

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Nice Bokeh
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Photography
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                                  This lens produces the kind of image quality that you dream about, and without too much effort. Stand back and let the lens do the work for you.

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                                  4.0

                                  Has Potential

                                  By AronS

                                  from Petaluma, CA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Strong Construction
                                  • Used right it's amazing

                                  Cons

                                  • Fitting filters with hood

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                                  Zeiss 35mm f2 Distagon ReviewThis is my first foray into dedicated manual focusing lenses since the old 35mm film days and my old OM-1. The construction quality is amazing, as many others have said it's immediately discernible from even the Canon L-series lenses. I can now say 'now here's a nice piece of glass!'. However, I probably should have done a bit more homework before buying the lens and while I don't regret it, the stock focus screen leaves a lot to be desired because other than the auto-focus assist, it can be pretty tough to get the focus right on. I do have a good focus screen on order after reading this article: http://lenses.zeiss.com/photo/en_DE/other/products/what_makes_the_difference/focusing_screens.html So, with that said, I'm not sure that as an enthusiast photographer I'll have the time or patience to use this as my walk-around lens, I'll probably stick with my Canon 24-105 and 50mm f1.4 for that. However for detailed portraits or still scenes, the 35mm f2 Distagon will likely be the first lens I reach for. Handling the lens is a joy and there's a distinct 'I'm not worthy' feel to it but I hope to be able to do it justice soon.Pros: construction, when I've nailed a photo, it showsCons: manual focus is going to take some more practice to get it right, but so does anything that's worth doing; filters are tricky--it's such a snug fit between the included lens hood and the lens barrel that my normal 58mm B&W MRC Nano has to be removed to put the hood on, rumor has it that the 'Slim' version may allow it to clear so that's on my next orderOverall: you can tell there is huge potential, but seriously consider a good focus screen to go with it which will add a couple hundred to the purchase but is helpful with every lens

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                                  5.0

                                  Amazing picture quality & construction

                                  By Sean

                                  from Calgary, Canada

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                  • Contrast
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Manual Focus
                                  • Good price value
                                  • Nice Bokeh
                                  • Rugged
                                  • Saturation
                                  • Sharp at all focal length
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Manual focus only

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Night Photography
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                                  This lens is manual focus only. If you need an autofocus lens this may not be the lens for you.

                                  Otherwise you're going to LOVE this lens. The contrast is amazing. The colours are amazing. The sharpness is amazing. It practically NEVER flares, even wide open. The focus ring is smooth like butter.

                                  It has an all-metal construction; it's a little heavy although I think most of that weight is heavy glass. It has a metal lens hood which offers great protection.

                                  Highly recommended. This was my entry into Zeiss glass and I'm going to be an owner of Zeiss lenses for life I was so impressed with this one.

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                                  5.0

                                  ZE Best!

                                  By blestage

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Contrast
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Nice Bokeh
                                  • Rugged
                                  • Sharpness
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                                    I purchased this lens for my Canon 5D Mark II, along with the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE and 85mm f/1.4 ZE, and I am very satisfied with its sharpness, contrast and speed. I chose it over Zeiss' 28mm offering because it offered a wide enough FOV without suffering the effects of field curvature. As with all the Zeiss primes in the ZE line, aperture control and focus-assist work flawlessly with my 5DM2. Mechanical construction and optical quality are unsurpassed! HIGHLY-RECOMMENDED!!!!

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                                    5.0

                                    My Favorite Lens

                                    By Dmstraton

                                    from Closter, NJ

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Nice Bokeh
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Photography
                                    • Street photography
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                                    Out-of-this-world contrast, micro-contrast, rendition. Exceptional build quality, fit and finish. Very sharp.

                                    When you apply a bit of sharpening to this and the other Zeiss glass it's like a mystical event. The images are sharp to begin with, but move it up a bit and all of that micro-contrast reveals images so detailed and real it has to be seen to be believed. I very rarely apply any "clarity" adjustments, and if anything saturation and contrast need to be left alone - any bump can be cartoonish.

                                    That said, the least amount of actual image adjustments take place on this lens. Oh, it's manual focus - but on 35mm on down, this is really not a big issue. I spend more time fiddling with a zoom ring than I do manually focusing this thing, so it's a draw. I don't care about IS except on telephoto - also overrated - how often do subjects NOT move?

                                    It's not all perfect, it vignettes like crazy at f2, but by f4 this pretty much clears up. I'll take it though as the balance of performance is amazing. Their are sharper lenses, though this is very sharp - the micro-contrast is where the Zeiss products shine - they can appear sharper and more real because of this - they "pop" like nothing else.

                                    Did I mention this is built like a tank?

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                                    5.0

                                    Fantastic

                                    By vitorino

                                    from madagaskar

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Nice Bokeh
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                                      Documentary
                                      - fantastic
                                      - solid
                                      - precise
                                      - bright
                                      - optimal

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