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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZE

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Overall 10
10

Couldn't be happier!

jason, B&H Photo
3 January 2015
  • Excerpt: i was considering this versus the f/1.4 version for a few months and decided in the end that my skills did not verify the extra ~$[$]for one f-stop. i was interested in trying out a manual focus lens, and really like the 35mm perspective. i mount this on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III. i have been using the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L for 5 years previously and am quite in love with that lens, so wasn't sure how much better this Zeiss may be.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Canon is sharper

John, B&H Photo
27 June 2014
  • Excerpt: The Canon 35 f2 IS is definitely sharper than this lens, which I returned. Sharper at all useful apertures. Bryan's expert testing at The Digital Picture clearly confrims this. In the corners at f4 it's not even close. Why spend twice as much on a lens that is less sharp and has no AF. The Zeiss does have beautiful color, contrast, and separation, but just because it's Zeiss doesn't mean it's better. Canon and Sigma both have new offerings that best many Zeiss lenses.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Rich Color and Depth

PomKat, B&H Photo
25 June 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a great lens for environmental portraiture, landscapes, scenery, and indoor/outdoor low light photography. The color saturation and perceived separation between objects at varying distances is outstanding. I need to do considerably less editing post-shoot with this lens than with any of my Canons.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Beautiful Lens

Kim Nolan, Amazon
20 June 2014
  • Summary: The Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 lens is equal to or surpasses any Canon L lens. It is a manual focus lens, which might take some getting used to but worth the effort.
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Overall 10
10

perfect

Linda, Amazon
30 August 2013
  • Summary: This lens can make perfect colour for pictures. the frame is wide actually, I really love it. I will recommend to my friends!
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Overall 10
10

Zeiss is nice!

English Paulie, B&H Photo
8 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this along with the 100mm f2 Makro ZE as my standard take everywhere pair of lenses along with my EOS6D.Extremely sharp, beautiful color and bokeh. Why use Canon glass when these are available?Manual focus feels good after years of autofocus, feel like a real photographer again!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Extremely Sharp, Gorgeous Color, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Best lens ever

Eric, B&H Photo
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I use Distagon 35mm T* f/2 ZE Lens with my 5D mark II and mark III and it is a dream. The picture quality is immaculate. I hope to buy more Zeiss lenses in the future.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Couldn't be happier

Chip Kalback, B&H Photo
3 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I picked this lens up after selling my Canon 24-70 f/2.8L and I couldn't be happier with it. It's sharp, the color and contrast are beautiful, the focus ring is smooth and has great resistance (but not stiff), and it has that much loved '3D' effect that I've only seen with Zeiss lenses. Worth every penny!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens

EricY, B&H Photo
20 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Great like the rest of the line-up. Not a showy lens but a key focal length.
  • Pros: Durable, Sharp
  • Cons: Heavy, Vignetting At 2
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Overall 10
10

Brilliant Piece of Glass

Michaelasaurus, B&H Photo
11 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Great lens, a bit heavy but I honestly prefer it that way. I use it mostly for film on a Canon 5D mark ii and when you compare the lens with a 35mm Canon, the difference is obvious - the image quality is incredible, whenever people see the footage they don't think it's from a 5D. A camera is nothing without a good piece of glass, and this lens proves that.It's a bit pricey but well worth it, and you don't get the wobble that happens with the low-end lenses.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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