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Distagon T* 1,4/35

Details matter. In fact, it is usually one decisive detail that generates a specific mood, emotion or expression in an image. As a photographer, you know how to draw focus to single elements and use depth of field to make details shine. And you know how to use them for maximum effect - with the Distagon T* 1,4/35.

Distagon T* 1,4/35

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    Distagon T* 1,4/35

    Focus your creativity

    The use of sharp contrast and soft focus guides our eyes to the areas that you want to highlight. With the Distagon T* 1,4/35, you can create enchanting images thanks to its unique combination of a wide angle of view with a shallow depth of field. It is a master of light and color at both ends of the spectrum. Precise when in focus, this lens also creates fascinating images as a result of its distinctive, harmonious bokeh in the out-of-focus areas. For creative, high quality images – even wide open.


    Technical specifications:

    Focal length 35 mm
    Aperture range f/1.4 – f/16
    Focusing range 0.3 m – ∞
    Number of elements/groups 11/9
    Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 63°/54°/37°
    Coverage at close range 18 x 12 cm
    Filter thread M 72 x 0.75
    Dimensions (with caps) ø 78 mm, length 120-122 mm
    Weight 830 g - 850 g
    Camera mounts EF Mount (ZE)
    F Mount (ZF.2)

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    In SLR systems, when extremely large image angles are needed, the distance between the rear element and the image plane must be considerably longer than the focal length – the original field of application of Distagon lenses. This advanced retrofocus design can also be put to outstanding use in modern, highly corrected lenses with longer focal lengths.

    Distagon with 11 lens elements in 9 groups
    Lens with aspheric optical surface
    Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion
    "Floating Elements" design

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    ZEISS Classic lenses – a tradition of excellence

    The ZEISS Classic lenses have enjoyed an outstanding reputation with photographers all over the world for many years now – and rightly so. The solid all-metal mount ensures constant functionality and image performance, regardless of the number of photographs taken. Manual focusing promotes creativity in the design of the image.

    High-Speed Lens

    Impressive photographs captured in low light always begin with a fast lens for a system or SLR camera. Because, a fast, high-performance lens captures as much light as possible. And a lens with a large maximum aperture leads to the best results when shooting in unfavourable light.

    Ideal aperture with nine blades

    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. These different representations of the blurred areas, as well as the quality of the transition, are referred to as the Bokeh of a lens. The finely tuned features of the optical design on ZEISS SLR lenses ensure a particularly harmonious effect of the blurred areas of the image. The nine diaphragm blades and the resulting, virtually circular aperture on ZEISS SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the fore and background.

    Aspherical design

    The aspherical 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.

    Precise manual focus

    Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. ZEISS 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.

    High-quality all metal mounts

    Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS lenses for decades of intense use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip metal focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing photographic experience.

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