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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE

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Overall 10
10

A true engineering marvel

shashwat, B&H Photo
27 May 2014
  • Excerpt: This is my second CZ lens. I bought the 50mm f1.4 first and fell in love with it immediately. This one has me convinced to go buy a couple more : -)I use these on my 5D Mk II for both still photography and video. The damped focus rings are absolutely stunning and incredibly precise. Yes this is heavy, yes it is tough to get focus perfect on a moving subject at f1.4. But wow what contrast and sharpness and bokeh!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

wonderful lens with a learning curve

Ansel, B&H Photo
19 April 2014
  • Excerpt: i am not a professional photographer. i have been using the canon mk III with a canon L glass for some years and this is my first Zeiss lens. i took this to Tucson Arizona and was excited and delighted to see how beautiful these Zeiss images were my first time out. for beginners be aware this lens meters vary well but there is no autofocus and it takes a little time to get used to this.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Only the contrast and quality a Zeiss lens can give

Marcelo Villegas Bilbao La Vieja, Amazon
15 March 2014
  • Summary: Best 35mm 1,4 lens I've used in quite a while! Feels super sturdy, beautiful skin tones, great contrast and so far seems to be working on 2.5k and 4k BM cameras (as far as detail goes) The only problem is that once you start filming with Carl Zeiss lens you want them all
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Overall 10
10

Holy

GComollo, Adorama
3 December 2013
  • Excerpt: So sharp so fast, yea there is some chromatic aberration when shooting at faster apertures, but the build quality and focus control make up for it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Heavy, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice lens with Image Quaility Issues

Gizmo, B&H Photo
7 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I rented this lens and spent several days field testing it on my Nikon D800. It has the legendary Zeiss build quality and is capable of producing sharp images with great color and contrast. The brokeh is very nice in a way that only Zeiss can render and the focus ring is precise in a way my Nikon lenses are not. The bad news comes in the form of excessive Purple fringing at high contrast boundaries at f/1.4. Please refer to the sample image.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

Excellent lens

Henry, Adorama
6 July 2013
  • Excerpt: ZEISS has a reputation for its glass and lives up to it<br />Excellent glass and construction <br />Only downfall in the lens package is the different front sizes<br />Must use step ups to use same filters
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Carl Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* 1.4/35 review by Momiziano

Momiziano, slrgear.com
3 February 2013
  • Summary: This is one of my favourite gear, has a colour rendition simply astonishing!! I shoot 3/4 of time at 1.4 and there's a very very good detail in the focused area with an extremely pleasant bokeh.. The gear is made with the high zeiss-cosina standard glass and brass, the focus ring is fantastic. Some CA at 1.4.
  • Pros: Oh what a lens!!
  • Cons: CA
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Overall 10
10

As good as it gets!

Gabriel_Mellin, B&H Photo
13 August 2012
  • Excerpt: It's a great lens, like almost all of Zeiss ones. I using one for shooting video in my 5D. For me was perfect because, it have a wide angle lens without having any distortion. So it's the best for shooting in small places.
  • Pros: Wide with no distortion
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Best 35mm for Tonality &amp; Landscape

Photodan, B&H Photo
1 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I tried to spend less money on two other lenses - the Zeiss f/2 and the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G, but ended up keeping this lens as to me it's worth the extra money. This lens is for use on my Nikon D800E.My primary purpose is landscapes. This lens is better than the other two in sharpness if you stop this lens down to F11 (compared to the other lenses at their best for landscape, which may be f8).
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Purple fringing, Spherical aberration
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding and versatile lens

Hobbyist, B&H Photo
24 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I find it difficult to remove this lens from my camera because of its versatility and sheer goodness! Since it renders extremely well wide open, it is ideal for low light work at dawn, dusk, and for interiors. It is extremely sharp at all apertures and the lens design and coatings harness flare and reproduce colors with remarkable fidelity and clarity. No need to push the ISO to where noise is a nuisance.
  • Pros: An impressive photo tool, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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