The Distagon T*2/35 is a medium wide-angle lens, ideal to capture any scene in all its natural brilliance – with nothing escaping its gaze, even in low-light situations. Its compact design and the short, precise angle of focus rotation make it particularly suitable for journalistic photography. And with its high performance and versatility, it is always ready for the unexpected.
|Focal length||35 mm|
|Aperture range||f/2.0 – f/22
|Focusing range||0.3 m – ∞
|Number of elements/groups||9/7|
|Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.||62°/53°/37°|
|Coverage at close range||19 x 13 cm|
|Filter thread||M 58 x 0.75|
|Dimensions (with caps)||ø 97-99 mm, length 64-73 mm|
|Weight||530 g - 570 g|
|Camera mounts||F Mount (ZF.2)
EF Mount (ZE)
When wide angle views go to extremes and beg the control via an SLR viewfinder, which means that the back focal distance has to be much larger than the focal length, a retrofous design called Distagon is the right choice.
|Distagon with 9 lens elements in 7 groups|
|Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion|
|"Floating Elements" design|
ZEISS lenses are famous for their extraordinary image quality. Even with challenging subjects, perspective, color and light are optimally rendered – throughout the entire 35 mm image field. For this reason, we place great emphasis on particularly high image quality, e.g. low distortion and outstanding stray light reduction for rich colors.
The Carl Zeiss range of T* lenses offers the highest possible standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. Quite simply, they are superior in every way. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images, for example. And virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes – especially useful when photographing products and architecture.
Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. Carl Zeiss SLR lenses stand out with their large rotation angle which enables precise focusing. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder. The high-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without play, thus also supporting the intuitive interaction with the focal plane. The precise engraving in meter and feet, and the depth of focus scale provide additional support for manually focusing.
State-of-the-art camera techniques and high-resolution digital image sensors increasingly demand more from the lenses. The modern floating element design compensates aberrations of the Carl Zeiss SLR lenses at different distance settings. This is accomplished by changing the axial distance of single lens elements or element groups to each other. The adjustment of the element distance is coupled to the distance setting so that it always results in the right correction. The mechanical design of these lens elements is very complex and the workmanship must be particularly exact – both specialties of Carl Zeiss.
The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T* anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. We apply the anti-reflective coating to the lens surfaces by the vapour deposition of extremely thin, transparent layers on the glass. In this process, special substances are vaporized with extremely high energy in a high-vacuum environment and are subsequently deposited on the glass surfaces, one after another, as layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflective properties. The first coating techniques were employed by Carl Zeiss as long ago as in the 1930s.
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