Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZE
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Conflicted about this lens. Ultimately had to sell!
Will Ferman, Amazon
19 March 2016
Summary: I wanted to like this lens but the quality doesn't warrant the hassle that comes with manual focus. Photos are sharp and colorful but I've seen sharper, more colorful photos from other lenses (mainly Canon L series and Rokinon lenses). I had to sell it after two months of owning.
Excerpt: I am a serious hobbyist but by no means an expert. I have used this lens on my 5 D Mark III and 70 D for landscapes and "street." I find the manual focus to be quite easy to use and I think the look of the photos is superior to those I have taken with the kit lenses and the 40mm pancake.
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.
Stunning lens. Don't let manual focus deter you ..
J.M. Fisk, Amazon
28 June 2014
Summary: I've been using this lens now for the past several months and have used it for portraits, travel, and landscape. It is a fabulous lens, although you'll need to decide if a prime 35 mm manual focus lens at $1000+ makes sense for you.
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.
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.
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!
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.