The Distagon T* 35mm f/3.5 lens is the super wide angle lens in the Contax 645 autofocus system. The focal length of 35mm on the Contax 645 camera is approximately equivalent to a 21mm lens in the 35mm format. This is the lens of choice for dramatic wide angle perspectives and an important tool for professional landscape, advertising and industrial photography.
The Distagon T* 35mm lens features very uniform corner-to-corner illumination, especially appreciated by professionals who need to achieve a pleasing rendition of blue sky in their landscape photography. With its extreme angle of view, this lens it is also well suited for documentation photography in cramped surroundings. This situation is often encountered in industrial photography, where subjects with intricate and important details need to be captured. Carl Zeiss designed the Distagon 35mm f/3.5 lens to provide the high optical performance needed to achieve truly professional photographic results with these detailed subjects.
The maximum aperture of f/3.5 on the Distagon T* 35mm lens is second to no other super wide angle lens in medium format. At the other end of the aperture scale, the Distagon lens can be stopped down to f/32, thus enabling stunning depth of field effects in outdoor nature photography, advertising and industrial documentation.
Distortion in the Distagon T* 35mm lens is well controlled. This is a particular strength of retrofocus wide angle lenses from Carl Zeiss that benefit the professional travel photographer.
|Construction||8 Groups/ 11 Elements|
|Angle of view||90°|
|F stop range||f/3.5-32|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.5m (19 3/4 inches)|
|Dimensions (Length x Diameter)||109 x 101.5mm (4.25 x 4.0")|
|Weight||781g (27 oz.)|
|Notes||Shutter: Focal-plane shutter in camera body - 8 seconds to 1/4000th in manual, 32 seconds to 1/4000th in Auto and Bulb|