|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:||63.4°-34.3° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||10 elements in 10 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||70 cm
Macro: 25 cm
|Number of diaphragm blades:||8|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø70 x 80.5 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||67 mm|
|Hood type:||Metal hood 1 with 67/86 ring|
Design and Features
Superb image quality and - unusual for a zoom lens - very low distortion throughout the entire focal length range are the hallmarks of this 35-70 mm Vario-Sonnar® T* f/3.4 lens from Carl Zeiss. It is a compact one-touch zoom lens, i.e. the same ring is used for focusing and zooming. Its continuously variable focal length from 35 mm to 70 mm and its weight of approx. 475 g make this lens an exceedingly light universal lens.
In addition, a macro setting permits you to take pictures down to a reproduction ratio of 1:2.5. To achieve this ratio in practice, the one-touch zoom ring is first set to the focal length f = 35 mm and 0.7 m. Turn ring clockwise until the slight resistance is overcome and the macro range marked in red is reached.
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 146 KB|
Alternatives (MF, 30-79 mm)
|Yashica MC 35-70mm F/3.5-4.5||⊗|
|Yashica ML 35-70mm F/3.5||⊗|
|Yashica ML 35-70mm F/3.5-4.8||⊗|
|Yashica ML 35-70mm F/4||⊗|