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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZE

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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

My favourite lens

denat, Amazon
14 January 2014
  • Summary: I've had this lens for quite some time now and I have used it in the city and in remote wilderness areas. I even use it regularly to photograph my 3 year old twins who can't stand still for one second. This is the most versatile manual focus prime you will own. If you are thinking about getting your first Zeiss lens, it should be this one. You will not regret purchasing this lens. It is superb.
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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

Seeing is believing.

DCNW, Amazon
21 July 2013
  • Summary: I had read much about the Cosina//Zeiss lens line and was prepared to be skeptical. I bought the 35 f2 Distagon and was going to give it a try, and sell it if unhappy. All I can say now, with certainty, is the lens is a keeper. I have used three different camera SLR type systems over 20 years, as well as medium format cameras.
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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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