|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:||63.4° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||9 elements in 8 groups, including 1 ASPH|
|Closest focusing distance:||30 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||8|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø70 x 76 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||67 mm|
|Hood type:||Metal hood 2 with 67/86 ring / G14 soft hood|
Design and Features
Although its speed is four times greater than that of a standard lens with an initial aperture of f/2.8 - this 35 mm Distagon® T* f/1.4 lens provides surprisingly high image quality. Distortion, the great drawback of retrofocus lenses of which the Zeiss Distagon lenses are an example, is superbly corrected.
Another new feature of this Distagon® lens is the differential motion of one lens group, which perceptibly counteracts the decrease in image quality in the peripheral zones when the lens is focused to short distances. This made it possible to set the close-range limit only 18 cm from the front lens vertex, resulting in the remarkably large image scale of 1:5.
Thanks to its high speed, the Distagon® f/1.4 lens can be used for many purposes by the demanding amateur, the creative photographer and the journalist. As photographers have always regarded a 35 mm high-performance lens as indispensable for their work, they will certainly include this Distagon® lens with its extended range of applications in their standard equipment.
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
The lens incorporates a floating system that provides correction of aberrations and ensures constantly high image quality at the entire range of focusing distances from infinity down to the closest focusing distance. Learn more
Typical Application1) Full to mid-body portraits
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 895 KB|
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 76 KB|
Alternatives (MF, 30..40 mm)
|Carl Zeiss C/Y Distagon T* 35mm F/2.8||1975||⊗|
|Cosina Voigtlander Ultron 40mm F/2 Aspherical SL||2002||⊗|
|Yashica ML 35mm F/2.8||⊗|