|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:||34.3°-12.3° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||14 elements in 11 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||100 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Micromotor (Contax N)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||No|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø78 x 106 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||67 mm|
|Hood type:||Metal hood GB-77|
Design and Features
The Vario-Sonnar T* f/3.5-4.5/70-200 lens by Carl Zeiss is a convenient tele zoom for the Contax N autofocus SLR system. It is designed with the motives and needs of the demanding travelling photographer in mind. So it has a durable precision barrel, but is relatively lightweight and small, especially in transport mode. Filters with 67 mm thread can be used at any focal length without vignetting.
The Vario-Sonnar T* f/3.5-4.5/70-200 lens is equipped with an internal autofocus drive motor. The autofocus can be switched off if desired.
The Vario-Sonnar T* f/3.5-4.5/70-200 lens produces high image quality which is available at all focal lengths even at maximum f-stop in the center of the image. To achieve this high level of performance, Zeiss used optical glass types with anomalous partial dispersion for several lens elements.
The Carl Zeiss T* multi-layer anti-reflex coating of lens surfaces, combined with stray light absorbing mechanical elements in the lens barrel, enable brilliant images with vibrant colors.
Preferred use: general photography, portraits, travel, tourism.
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.
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|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 784 KB|