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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE
9.7 out of 10

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE

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Overall 10
10

Amazing lens

Jeff, Amazon
12 October 2014
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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 10
10

Exceptional with a few flaws

Anon, Amazon
10 September 2013
  • 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...
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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.
  • 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 itExcellent glass and construction Only downfall in the lens package is the different front sizesMust 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.
  • Pros: Oh what a lens!!
  • Cons: CA
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Overall 6
6.0

Too much CA

Leonard Levy, Amazon
26 November 2012
  • Summary: I already had the ZF f2 35mm lens when I purchase this because I wanted a faster lens. However I quickly found that it had a great deal of longitudinal ( axial) CA at the widest apertures. This is green and magenta fringing on high contrast edges just before and after the focus point.
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