Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon T* ZE Manual Focus Standard Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

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Distagon T* 2/35 ZE.
The high-speed, moderate wide-angle Distagon T* 2/35 ZE fits all analog and digital EOS cameras. Its classic 35mm focal length is particularly well-suited for advertising, travel and nature photography as it captures dynamic perspectives with high depth of focus and few distortions. With a moderate wide angle of 53 degrees (horizontal), the Distagon T* 2/35 ZE can easily capture wide scenery without forcing photographers to consider perspective effects as design elements as they would have to with shorter focal lengths. The relatively short angle of rotation of the precision focusing mechanism enables fast but precise focusing when required

For the growing number of photographers and videographers using DSLR's for movie making, the Distagon T* 2/35 ZE is one of four prime lenses making a core set, joining the Distagon T* 2/28 ZE, Planar T* 1.4/50 ZE and Planar T* 1.4/85 ZE. These lenses are well suited for HD video applications due not only to their exceptional image quality, but for the smooth focus and long focus rotations.

The Distagon T* 2/35 ZE features high image quality for the entire aperture and focusing range. Thanks to its sophisticated optical design in which nine lens elements are perfectly aligned, it permits particularly high imaging performance across the entire image field.

When a tripod is not available, the fast f/2 aperture allows easily handling under low light, making perfect pictures possible even under difficult lighting conditions. Thanks to its special optical design and the Zeiss T* anti-reflection coating, this lens captures bright light sources without artifacts. The Distagon T* 2/35 is also perfect on-the-go thanks to its all-metal and extremely durable precision mechanics for which Carl Zeiss lenses are well-known.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Nice bokeh (4),Strong construction (4),Rugged (3)
Best Uses:
Night photography (4),Landscape/scenery (3),Video (3)

Zeiss 35mm F/2 Specifications

Filter Size
58mm
f/Stop Range
2-22 (1/2 steps)
Minimum Focus Distance
11.8" (0.3 m)
Angle of View
62/53/37° (diag./horiz./vert.) Based on 35mm format
Groups/Elements
7/9
Length
3.8" (97mm)
Maximum Diameter
2.5" (65mm)
Weight
1.25 lbs (570 g)
Warranty
Zeiss Warranty
Mfr #
1762850
SKU
ZI352ZE

Zeiss 35mm F/2 Reviews

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4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Near Perfection

On a 1.6x crop sensor it's tack sharp corner to corner at f2.0 with little doubt it could do the same on full frame. Its ALL metal construction makes it a work of art in itself. Very reminiscent to Hasselblad V-lenses. Buttery smooth and extremely accurate manual focusing. Impressive close focusing on a 1.6x crop also. Little to fault with the lens. My copy showed purple highlight fringing only at f2.0 and only from 10+ feet. This fault proved easily fixable in software. Other than that the o...

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On a 1.6x crop sensor it's tack sharp corner to corner at f2.0 with little doubt it could do the same on full frame. Its ALL metal construction makes it a work of art in itself. Very reminiscent to Hasselblad V-lenses. Buttery smooth and extremely accurate manual focusing. Impressive close focusing on a 1.6x crop also. Little to fault with the lens. My copy showed purple highlight fringing only at f2.0 and only from 10+ feet. This fault proved easily fixable in software. Other than that the optics were flawless. Manual focusing can be quick, especially with a focusing screen upgrade. Have seen reputable sources showing it is sharper than the Canon 35mm 1.4 L wide open. I would highly recommended the Zeiss 35mm ZE for anyone looking for world class glass that will fully resolve the sensors of the next decade.

Reviewed by 5 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Overcoming the Fears

By

from Batangas, Philippines  -  Photo Enthusiast

First allow me to state my concerns going into this purchase. I read a lot of reviews and articles regarding the lens and the comparisons it had against other lenses. My two main apprehensions were 1) The crop factor on my 7D – many people are of the persuasion that it is not appropriate to use this lens on a camera that is not full frame, 2) The ability for us older cogs to properly focus if we have failing eyes. I have experienced no issues with the lens on my 1.6x camera. I am truly pleased with its scaling and it is a great normal lens. I was suspecting that this would be the case. My greater fears were the focusing issue with older eyes. I read on a site by a reviewer whom I've learned a lot from and who has the highest regards for Zeiss lenses that if your eyes are wearing out then you need to stick with the auto focus lenses. His comment almost stopped me from making the purchase! Yet on the Zeiss website they stated that it is possible to shoot with a manual focus lens while wearing glasses by shooting in live view; and they are absolutely correct. I could not be happier with the way that the lens performs. I am just an enthusiast and have no monetary dependence upon my ability to shoot pictures. I was at a wedding of the daughter of a good friend of mine and I pre-focused at f/2 a spot where the bride would pass by, clicked off three shots as she passed, with two shots I missed yet today the third shot is what is on display. They did hire professional photographers who clicked off thousands of shots of the overall event nevertheless in any given situation usually only one picture will be hanging on the wall (for some reason unknown to me none of them were shooting with a prime lens). Last of all I would like to affirm what you will read everywhere else that the colors are fabulous and that the lens is as sharp as a tack. Great lens.

 
5.0

Sharp and wide

By

from chicago  -  Casual Photographer

Great lens

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Some hype, some fact

By

from Ohio's armpit  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Bought this for tripod-mounted landscape work and some low light stuff. Lens is very sharp wide open, better than my Nikon 50mm f/1.4. F/8 is the sweet spot across the field, but honestly, for all the hype about Zeiss colors and 3-D, my Nikon 24-70 does just as well. It's a tool and will fit into my shooting as I slow down and return to basics, but don't be fooled by all the hype about Zeiss glass and colors. For this much money, it ought to have AF.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best wide angle! Love the quality

By

from Norway  -  Pro Photographer

Great lens! One of the best focal lengths on full format! Love it for cinematography. Fascinating 3d effect, micro contrast and wide latitude!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Near Perfection

By

from Twin Cities, Minnesota  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

On a 1.6x crop sensor it's tack sharp corner to corner at f2.0 with little doubt it could do the same on full frame. Its ALL metal construction makes it a work of art in itself. Very reminiscent to Hasselblad V-lenses. Buttery smooth and extremely accurate manual focusing. Impressive close focusing on a 1.6x crop also. Little to fault with the lens. My copy showed purple highlight fringing only at f2.0 and only from 10+ feet. This fault proved easily fixable in software. Other than that the optics were flawless. Manual focusing can be quick, especially with a focusing screen upgrade. Have seen reputable sources showing it is sharper than the Canon 35mm 1.4 L wide open. I would highly recommended the Zeiss 35mm ZE for anyone looking for world class glass that will fully resolve the sensors of the next decade.

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Little F  I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one?
DERICK T  Hey Little-- I picked up this lens for a few reasons. I wanted to enjoy something other than Canon L glass. I find manual focus to be engaging, refreshing, accurate and enjoyable. Zeiss quality is superb in every regard. The way this lens draws images (on both full and cropped sensors) is wonderful; the sharpness is second to none and the bokeh is quite special in the best of ways. It really is a fantastic lens at a classic focal length. I'm happy to answer any other questions. All the best.
Little F  Thank you Derick. I'm thinking about purchasing a Zeiss for my canon 60d. I'm kind of torn between the 35mm and the 50mm. I have seen the 35 used more often than the 50 though. So I think I'll get the 35mm, the comments I've read about it have brought up an intrigue within me that only buying it would fix :)
Little F  I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one?
DERICK T  Hey Little-- I picked up this lens for a few reasons. I wanted to enjoy something other than Canon L glass. I find manual focus to be engaging, refreshing, accurate and enjoyable. Zeiss quality is superb in every regard. The way this lens draws images (on both full and cropped sensors) is wonderful; the sharpness is second to none and the bokeh is quite special in the best of ways. It really is a fantastic lens at a classic focal length. I'm happy to answer any other questions. All the best.
Little F  Thank you Derick. I'm thinking about purchasing a Zeiss for my canon 60d. I'm kind of torn between the 35mm and the 50mm. I have seen the 35 used more often than the 50 though. So I think I'll get the 35mm, the comments I've read about it have brought up an intrigue within me that only buying it would fix :)
Shopper  Will this work well with the canon t2i 550d???
ROGER F  I don't know, because I'm not familiar with that camera. Whatever camera you use with this lens must have either manual focus using Live View or the option to use interchangeable focusing screens. I use it with a Canon 5D MII and the focusing screen that comes with that camera doesn't allow me to do critical focusing, so I focus in Live View with a Hoodman loupe (with camera on a tripod). Since that camera does not have a full-frame sensor, you should be aware that the angle of view will probably be more like a normal lens than a wide angle.
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