|DISTAGON||Retrofocus lens based on asymmetric Distagon optical design. First Distagon appeared in 1953, the optical scheme has evolved since then and is now used not only in Carl Zeiss lens.|
|T*||The multi-layer coating is applied to the surface of lens elements. It boosts light transmission, ensures sharp and high contrast images, minimizes ghosting and flares.|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||75.4° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||7 elements in 7 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||25 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||6|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø62.5 x 50 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||55 mm|
|Hood type:||Metal hood 1 with 55/86 ring / G12 soft hood|
Design and Features
This Distagon® lens for Contax® 35 mm reflex cameras has been developed by Zeiss for all those who need a compact lens with an angular field of 74º and high image quality, but who do not require extremely high speed. This lens therefore meets the request voiced by many photographers for a lens with a relatively wide angular field and an initial aperture of f/2.8 which is perfectly adequate for most purposes. As the name Distagon® indicates, this is a lens where the distance between the last lens surface and the film plane is longer than the focal length, allowing unobstructed motion of the reflex mirror.
This lens therefore belongs to the class of so-called retrofocus-type lenses. The lens is a full-fledged member of the Distagon® family and displays excellent image quality and remarkable image field illumination even at full aperture. The distance between the first and the last lens vertex is exceptionally short.
Like its sister lens with a focal length of 35 mm, the applications of this Distagon® lens are so varied that it can be described as a universal lens for all fields of photography.
Typical Application1) Full to mid-body portraits
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 88 KB|