|MAKRO||Macro lens. Designed for close-up photography.|
|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:||24.4° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||12 elements in 8 groups, including 3 FL|
|Closest focusing distance:||32 cm|
|Closest working distance:||15 cm|
|Magnification ratio:||1:1 at the closest focusing distance|
|Number of diaphragm blades:|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Micromotor (Contax N)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø86 x 130 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||72 mm|
|Hood type:||Metal hood GB-73|
Design and Features
The Carl Zeiss Makro-Sonnar T* 2.8/100 lens is an all-round, high performance autofocus lens, covering the focusing range from infinity to life-size 1:1. It is the right optic for an unusually wide spectrum of subjects, ranging from portraits to life-size photos of small insects.
The sharpness of the Makro-Sonnar T* 2.8/100 lens challenges the potential of today's best color films to the extreme.
At the close focusing limit the working distance is 15 cm. This favourably large distance expands the creative freedom of the close-up photographer and eases the use of flash, reflectors and other light sources.
In autofocus operation either full range autofocus or zone focus can be selected. Zone focus operation divides the entire range into a macro range and a general range. This feature leads to a faster detection of the correct focus position because of the reduced AF range. In addition, the dual focusing operation enables the photographer to manually override the autofocus quickly and easily with no need of actuating a switch.
Preferred use: demanding product shots, portraits, flowers, animals, documentary photos with high detail content.
The type of autofocus motor is indicated according to Conurus. The lens can be converted to Canon EF mount with AF support by Conurus service.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations 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
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 632 KB|