Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE
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nice lens but ?
tedtedsen, B&H Photo
12 July 2015
Excerpt: great Construction and sharpnes stopped Down to 5.6 but when you are paying alot Money for a 1.4 lens you expect it to be Sharp at 1.4 at this pricerange, but this lens is soft similar to the 85mm planar is on 1.4 must be stopped Down to zaiss sweetspot 5.6 then it is realy Sharp my sigma 35mm Art...
Summary: This lens has all of the customary wonderful Zeiss traits...smooth as silk and extremely precise manual focusing mechanism...rock solid construction...image "pop" (especially at wider apertures), where the subject appears to jump out from the creamy blurred background..
Summary: It's not a cheap lens, but I can say without hesitation this is one of the best lenses I've used - in this price range of lenses of corse. I have nearly the entire set of zeiess distagon lenses. The 50mm 1.4 is very soft at 1.4-1.8, the 85mm 1.4 is soft at 1.4-1.8, the 35mm 1.4 is crisp at 1.4.
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.
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.
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
Summary: This is a rock star lens - I want to be clear up front on that, hence the five stars. But it isn't perfect. After using mine for 6 months on my D800E I have a solid grasp on its pros and cons, and to sum up: if you want a pro level f/1.4 35mm with Zeiss colors and micro contrast, and don't mind...