|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.|
|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||75.4°-34.3° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||9 elements in 8 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||8|
|Closest focusing distance:||50 cm|
|Macro: 30 cm|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø70 x 68 mm|
|Filter size:||67 mm|
Design and Features
The Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar® T*3.5-4.5/28-70 lens is a compact high-performance zoom lens in the Contax SLR system. It is the perfect choice for the travelling photographer who prefers to use a general purpose zoom lens as his or her standard optic, but still wants to get the superior image quality associated with fixed focal length lenses.
The Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar® T*3.5-4.5/28-70 lens offers the focal length range most often used in 35 mm photography, indoors and outdoors.
It combines the renowned image quality of a Carl Zeiss lens and the durability of a metal lens barrel with a moderate weight which is almost as low as that of a high quality 50 mm f/1.4 standard lens.
Two separate precision rings are used for smooth focusing and zooming respectively, thus allowing to adjust one without affecting the other unintentionally. The special makro-function enables close-ups to cover object fields down to the size of e.g. a tulip blossom or an identity card (approx. 7 cm x 11 cm).
An aspheric lens element and a special optical glass with anomalous partial dispersion are utilized to achieve a superb imaging performance while keeping the lens quite compact.
The large filter thread of M 67 allows for the use of filters completely without blackening the corners of the image - even with the lens set to the wide angle position.
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 177 KB|
Alternatives (MF, 24-79 mm)
|Vivitar Series 1 24-70mm F/3.8-4.8 VMC||⊗|
|Yashica MC 28-70mm F/3.5-4.8||⊗|