Zeiss 135mm f/2.0 Apo Sonnar T* ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount - BUNDLE - with Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizer Filter, Lens Cap Leash, and Lens Cleaning Kit

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  • 135mm F/2
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About Zeiss 135mm F/2

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Enjoying the evocative atmosphere of dusk against a dreamlike backdrop - as an inconspicuous observer, the Zeiss 135mm f/2.0 Apo Sonnar T* ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount lets you experience this unique moment from the distance. Detached from the background, the Apo-Sonnar T* ZF.2 enables an incomparable interplay of soft evening light and radiant colors. Offering the utmost flexibility in a wide diversity of situations, this tele lens can also capture the actor's emotions on the stage from the third row and take breathtaking portrait photos.

The high-speed tele lens excels with its excellent color correction and rendition. Thanks to its large aperture and harmonious bokeh, it is perfect for medium distance portrait photography.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(4)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (3)

Zeiss 135mm F/2 Features

  • Because this lens is an apochromat, chromatic aberrations (axial chromatic aberrations) are corrected with elements of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion. The chromatic aberrations are therefore significantly below the defined limits
  • Great low-light shots start with a great lens for your DSLR camera. A high-speed lens captures as much light as possible. A lens with a wide maximum aperture offers the best results in difficult lighting conditions
  • The lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lens
  • Rich, vibrant colors are vital to creating a lasting impression. Stray light in the lens, however, would lead to a brightening of the image, which is particularly visible in shadow areas. Image contrast is lowered; the image appears dull and bleached
  • Photographers want to guide the observer through the image. Minimal depth of focus is often used as a design element. This keeps the background intentionally blurred to keep the attention of the observer on the main subject
  • The nine diaphragm blades and the resulting, virtually circular aperture on Carl Zeiss SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the fore and background

Zeiss 135mm F/2 Specifications

Focal length
135 mm
Aperture range
f/2,0 - f/22
Focusing range
0,80 m (2.62 ft) - infinity
Number of elements/groups
11/8
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.
18,7deg. / 15,6deg. / 10,5deg.
Coverage at close range
145x96mm / 5.71x3.78"
Image ratio at close range
1:4
Filter thread
M77 x 0,75
Camera mounts
F Mount (ZF.2)
Dimensions
ZF.2: 128mm / 5.03" (with caps)
Weight
ZF.2: 920g / 32.45oz
Mfr #
1999-676 A
SKU
ZI1352ASTZFA

Zeiss 135mm F/2 Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ideal lens for quality

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great image quality, rugged build, relatively compact size to fit a bag easily. However, somewhat expensive, heavy, and no autofocus. Not having autofocus (thanks to Nikon/Canon's lack of cooperation) makes this much slower to use. I end up with plenty of blurred images - which also happens to me on all Zeiss lenses I have. But image quality is better and special.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Leica like images

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from Arlington, VA  -  Pro Photographer

At a bit over $2,100 this manual focus lens is about twice the price of the Canon 135 F2 L, which is an AF lens. I have a number of L lenses from Canon. In general, they are quite competent, have fine resolution and color rendering. As I do not have the Canon 135, I cannot do a head to head comparison. But, with over 50 years of shooting under my belt, I can tell you that this lens is in a class by itself, just as the Leitz glass I used with the last film SLR I owned, the Leica R8. The build quality is German-like, the lens is made in Japan. It is a metal body with a perfect finish. The focus is silky smooth. This is a substantial lens. If you like the old school feel instead of the current polycarbonate hybrid shells of most Canon and Nikon lenses, you will love this lens before you mount it on your camera. This Zeiss 135MM F2 ZE for Canon is capable of exquisite images, the color rendering is almost film like, the resolution superb, enjoys creamy bokeh and there are no issues with CA. This is a manual focus lens, some folks may find that hard to deal with, especially in low contrast lighting environments. It will not be quick focus in most cases if you want to be spot on, but the Canon focus confirmation works well, and as this lens is chipped, EXIF data is available and the lens can be profiled in Lightroom 5. One more thing, for a 135 this lens has a fairly short minimum focus, about 24 inches, a nice added bonus. See the attached still life I shot with this lens by available light. Exposure was at F22 at 1/10th second with the camera on a tripod.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the price

By

from ATL  -  Pro Photographer

Near zero CA. Near zero flare. Very sharp wide open. Smooth, clean bokeh. Long, smooth focus. Very solid and heavy. Very nice metal hood. Maybe the second best lens ever, behind the Otus? Worth the money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens!

By

from Seattle, WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

As are all the Zeiss for Canon lenses, it upgrades my Canon 5D MarkII to a higher grade platform. I sort of feel like I'm using my old Hasselblad again. The lens is heavy, but you would expect it to be as it really is solidly built. Very happy with this very sharp, easy to focus lens.

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FRED C  Does this lens come with a lens cap? It is not listed in whats in the box.
CRAIG V  Yes, both front and rear caps are included. Excellent lens I might add.
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