|SONNAR||Optical design invented by Ludwig Bertele in 1929. Lenses that use this optical design are lightweight and of high speed. The Sonnar designation comes from German word Sonne which means "sun" and emphasized the lens speed of 2.0 (that was extraordinary rare in those days). In comparison with Planar the Sonnar design has more optical aberrations but the contrast and flare control is much better. In comparison with older Tessar design it has less chromatic aberrations and the lens speed is higher. Due to short working distance the Sonnar design could not be used in wide angle lenses for SLR cameras. That's why Sonnar lenses for SLR cameras are generally available with focal lengths of 135mm or more.|
|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:||23.9°-8.3° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||12 elements in 7 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||150 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||8|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø70 x 143 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||67 mm|
|Hood type:||Metal hood 5 with 67/86 ring / G13 soft hood|
Design and Features
The use of optical glass with special properties ensures that this 100-300 mm Vario-Sonnar® T* f/4.5-5.6 lens provides excellent image quality over its entire image field and focal length range.
Like all Zeiss Vario-Sonnar® T* lenses, this is a one-touch zoom lens, i.e., the same ring is used for zooming and focusing.
As special types of glass with a somewhat higher temperature dependence have been used, a fixed infinity stop has been dispensed with. This guarantees perfect adjustment even in extreme temperatures.
This relatively compact Vario-Sonnar® T* lens is ideal for a wide variety of photographic applications, but especially in nature and sports photography.
Landscape photography1)▪Wild nature photography1) Distant landscapes with perspective compression effect
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 174 KB|
Alternatives (MF, 89-334 mm)
|Yashica ML 100-300mm F/5.6||⊗|