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Carl Zeiss C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM
8.9 out of 10

Carl Zeiss C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM

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Overall 8
8.0

Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 C Biogon T* ZM

Old Shutterbug, B&H Photo
30 April 2015
  • Excerpt: I have been using this lens on a Sony a7II body to take landscape shots in bright light and also to shoot indoors in dim lighting. Image quality is excellent. The lens is easy to focus and (when in focus) produces sharp images with great color across its entire aperture range.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Tried this and the 50 Planar

Spesh K, B&H Photo
27 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Wonderfully sharp images from both lenses, especially the 35, with good build quality and a nice, compact design. Wasn't too happy with the narrow, somewhat awkwardly placed focus and aperature rings.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Best of the Best

LFCboros, B&H Photo
22 March 2015
  • Excerpt: As far as the ultimate lens for a rangefinder, I'm using it with a Leica M6, this is it. I'd read in reviews (Rockwell) that this lens knocked the socks off its Leica counterpart, and it does! This lens new, still costs half what a used Leica Sumi does and smokes it. Cannot recommend this enough.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent build quality as well as optically brilliant

Christopher C., Amazon
19 March 2015
  • Summary: Excellent build quality as well as optically brilliant. I use this for film work with my Leica M7. Love it and don't regret not buying a 35mm Leica equivalent at 3-5 times the price.
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Overall 10
10

Zeiss 35mm f/2

WW, B&H Photo
18 March 2015
  • Excerpt: This is a great lens. Easy to use and creates very sharp images.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fantastic Lens, maybe not for street

Lee Ham, B&H Photo
14 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I've been shooting on this lens for about 9 months now, which was bought as a general purpose 35mm to start out on a Range Finder. Optically this lens is outstanding and stays fantastically sharp, even at f/2. I now shoot predominately street photography, which is where this lens can fall down.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Beautiful Lens

Steamboat Bob, B&H Photo
12 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Beautiful lens that is lightweight, well made, small in size, and perfect for my Leica M240. I use this lens handheld quite a bit for street photography as well as on a tripod for more 'formal' travel portraits.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic performer. Tiny, discreet.

John Perkins, B&H Photo
27 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to shoot street on my Leica M9. I could not be happier with the sharpness, its discreet size and the build quality. I feel like I saved more than $2K over the Leica alternative and got everything I wanted.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Price, Sharp, Small lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Most Liked Neg Review (Update)

Apprentice_941, B&H Photo
22 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I sent this lens back to Zeiss USA for the gritty focus smoothness as noted in earlier review - despite it being well out of warranty. The ZEISS USA rep bent over backwards to send lens back to Japan wher it was serviced cleaned disassembled reassembled etc.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, EXCELLENT MICRO CONTRAST, Lightweight, Oustanding Zeiss Usa Serv
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent at less than 1/2 Leica $

MBlumer, B&H Photo
11 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This is an excellent lens. I use it on my Leica M(240)-P. I seriously considered the 35 Summicron but even used that lens is close to 2 1/2 times the price of this lens. The Leica is slightly smaller but I don't see a significant difference.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, No Distortion, Strong Construction
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