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

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

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

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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
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ZEISS 35mm f/2.0 overview

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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.
In the Box
ZEISS Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    ZEISS 35mm f/2.0 specs

    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
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Autofocus No
    Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.86 x 2.95" / 72.7 x 75 mm
    Weight 1.25 lb / 570 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 4.5 x 4.4"

    ZEISS 35mm f/2.0 reviews

    Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 87.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2009-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing picture quality & construction 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.
    Date published: 2011-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite lens... Let me put it this way: if I were stuck on a desert island with the option of having one companion: the Zeiss 35mm Distagon f/2 or Marisa Miller...I'd choose Marisa Miller, but this lens would be a close 2nd! I use this lens on a consistent basis shooting stills as well as HD video. It resolves so well (much better than just about every other lens I've tried), which makes it ideal for both applications. The manual focus takes a little time to acclimate to, but with the help of canon's optional super-precision focusing screen, it becomes much easier with time. The bokeh is wonderful; the latitude and the dimensionality are top-notch.
    Date published: 2010-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent piece of craftmanship I was on the fence with this Ziess lens and Canon's 35mm f1.4 I'm glad I purchased this lens over the Canon. It has a very nice construction, it yields consistent and beautiful photos, plus it adds those ephemeral qualities to a photo that are hard to put into words. There are a few downsides, one being the lens vignetting that is obvious at any f-stop below 2.8 Also the lens is manual focus, I for one do not mind this since I manually focus all my lenses, but for some people this will be a hindrance. This lens' pros heavily outweigh its cons, and I would highly recommend this to any photographic professional or artist.
    Date published: 2010-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Lens 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.
    Date published: 2012-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reignited my passion for photography I bought one of these last week and was floored on all counts by the build quality and precision of this lens. Reminds me of the old lenses my Dad used to goof around with. Solid. The optical performance was even better. All of my Canon line up with the exception of the 135L struggles to even come close to this lens, and frankly the micro-contrast and color I believe to be head and shoulders above that lens. Sharpness about the same. It's true about Zeiss colors. I am selling all of my Canon lenses save my 24-105L for a walk around and will concentrate on the key Zeiss primes...happily. I have had a few Err 01 (clean contacts) but it is very sporadic and nothing I am worried about.
    Date published: 2010-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous lens The lens is gorgeous on a full-frame camera. Exceptional optics and color, and the bokeh it produces is unsurpassed. I have an EOS 5Dii and bought the Eg-S focusing screen (CAFSEGS) because of this lens. This screen is an easy replacement for the OEM screen and reveals the focal plane much better. The lens provides focus-lock confirmation to the camera which gives nice positive feedback if your manual focus skills are a little rusty. The only problem with the lens is that my B+W 58mm circular polarizer (BWCPMC58) can't be used with the hood. If the filter is put on the lens, then the hood won't fit over the filter. If the hood is put on first, then there's no room to put the filter on. I will likely buy a 58mm threaded hood as a replacement.
    Date published: 2010-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Own for DSLR Video I dont have time to write a long review, but I will say this: I have owned the Zeiss 100mm Macro, the 24-105L, the 35L, the 50 (1.4), the 100L IS and this is by far my best lens. The picture quality is exceptional, but really, for me, its all about video. All of the above lenses have good to great IQ, there are few lenses that can perform at the level of the Zeiss 100, but I really needed a wide angle for the majority of my shots and the footage I got from this lens, especially in low light + concert settings has been ...hate to use the word...but... Epic.
    Date published: 2011-06-20
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