Review Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE Canon

Lens Overview - Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2

A standard, bright wide-angle prime for the Canon EF mount, the Milvus 35mm f/2 ZE from ZEISS utilizes the Distagon optical design, with one anomalous partial dispersion element, to produce well-controlled imagery with reduced chromatic aberrations and distortions. A floating elements system is also used to achieve consistent performance, even sharpness, and clarity throughout the focusing range. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to markedly reduce lens flare and ghosting for working in trying lighting conditions.

The manual focus design is complemented by a rubberized focus ring for fine-tuned, precise control over your focus position. Additionally, Milvus-series lenses also feature an equally aesthetic and durable frosted, anodized metal lens-barrel surface along with a weather-sealed construction to protect against dust and moisture

Wide-angle prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 56mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2 aperture helps to achieve a more compact, portable form factor while also remaining versatile for use in a variety of lighting conditions.
Distagon optical concept affords high sharpness, well-corrected image quality from edge-to-edge, and very low field curvature.
One anomalous partial dispersion element is used to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections and provide greater contrast and color fidelity.
Floating elements system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range, from 11.8" to infinity.
Manual focus design is benefitted by focusing and depth of field scales along with hard stops at both infinity and minimum focusing positions.
Weather-resistant construction includes internal seals to guard against dust and moisture as well as a blue sealing ring at the lens mount to protect the lens-camera interface.
All-metal lens barrel has a frosted, anodized surface along with a rubberized focusing ring for both durability and improved tactile control.

Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 Latest Price



Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View62°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.19x
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.03 x 3.27" / 77 x 83 mm
Weight1.54 lb / 702 g

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Lens Technical

Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE CanonLeica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPHLeica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH
Name Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE CanonLeica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPHLeica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/2f/2f/2
Year 200920182018
Mount Type Canon EFLeica LLeica L
Lens Type Lens Wide,lens MediumLens MediumLens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $1030$4750$5150
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 357590
Global 36.7194
Effective Mega Pixel 24.0797
Distorsion 0.465
Vignetting -1.80706
Tstop 2.2154
Ac 9.32708
Vignetting Ranking 10987
Tstop Ranking 2828
Ac Ranking 7037
Pixel Depth 50.6
Price Sensor 3900
Sensor Raw 51.16
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Dec. 2009Jan. 2018Jan. 2018
Brand Carl ZeissLeicaLeica


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