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Zeiss Distagon T* 35/1.4 ZM For Leica M
Carl Zeiss
B00TDL05XO


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Brand: ZEISS
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  • 12 Jun 2015, Fri
Superb fast 35mm for anything you dare to throw at it!
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

I am a professional Leica M photographer who specializes in wedding documentaries and street/travel photography. Hence 35mm and 50mm is my prefer focal length. I guess if you are reading this and looking into this lens, you may be interested in similar kind of photography genre.

I've used a few different 35mm lenses in my professional life and before this, I was using the equally amazing Voigtlander Nokton 35mm ASPH VM II with great results. However, there was one problem, mostly affecting all Voigtlander lenses, is optical correction. Despite all VM lenses good metal built quality, most lenses suffer strong chromatic aberration when shooting wide open in contrasting scene and barrel distortion. I was really happy with it but after extensive use last year on weddings, I spent a lot of time correcting these 'phenomenons' and really wasting a lot of my post production time. So a better lens was sought.

I was close to getting the Leica Summilux 35mm FLE which cost twice as much as the Zeiss and three times the Voigtlander, so I kept hesitating. It just didn't make business sense abeit its superior performance. But that all chanced with the announcement of the Zeiss Distagon.

I had to wait a long time for it because it wasn't available until now. I ordered it straight away and after a few photoshoots, I can tell you I am shock with its performance. Sharp wide open (even more so than Voigtlander and probably hairline better than Leica), contrasty, and very very well optically corrected. No visible distortion so straight lines stay straight and chromatic aberration is almost non existent (a little bit but I can accept it as it's way way way better than anything I've seen!)

Bokeh is pleasant but can be busy at times. I do think the Voigtlander has the better bokeh though, a bit smoother in my opinion. Zeiss is a middle ground in terms of the overall feel. Pictures are more true to life and Voigltander is a little soft (good for environmental portrait) and Leica is just too abrupt (too much p

J. Cheng
  • 12 Jun 2015, Fri
Superb fast 35mm for anything you dare to throw at it!
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

I am a professional Leica M photographer who specializes in wedding documentaries and street/travel photography. Hence 35mm and 50mm is my prefer focal length. I guess if you are reading this and looking into this lens, you may be interested in similar kind of photography genre.I've used a few different 35mm lenses in my professional life and before this, I was using the equally amazing Voigtlander Nokton 35mm ASPH VM II with great results. However, there was one problem, mostly affecting all Voigtlander lenses, is optical correction. Despite all VM lenses good metal built quality, most lenses suffer strong chromatic aberration when shooting wide open in contrasting scene and barrel distortion. I was really happy with it but after extensive use last year on weddings, I spent a lot of time correcting these 'phenomenons' and really wasting a lot of my post production time. So a better lens was sought.I was close to getting the Leica Summilux 35mm FLE which cost twice as much as the Zeiss and three times the Voigtlander, so I kept hesitating. It just didn't make business sense abeit its superior performance. But that all chanced with the announcement of the Zeiss Distagon.I had to wait a long time for it because it wasn't available until now. I ordered it straight away and after a few photoshoots, I can tell you I am shock with its performance. Sharp wide open (even more so than Voigtlander and probably hairline better than Leica), contrasty, and very very well optically corrected. No visible distortion so straight lines stay straight and chromatic aberration is almost non existent (a little bit but I can accept it as it's way way way better than anything I've seen!)Bokeh is pleasant but can be busy at times. I do think the Voigtlander has the better bokeh though, a bit smoother in my opinion. Zeiss is a middle ground in terms of the overall feel. Pictures are more true to life and Voigltander is a little soft (good for environmental portrait) and Leica is just too abrupt (too much pop!)It's a shame that it doesn't

J. Cheng

Master of variety

If you're a fan of classic rangefinder photography, then you'll love the Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM. Showing no compromises in image quality, this lens also shines with its high speed and universal angle of view. In dimly lit rooms or at twilight, this top-of-the-line lens performs brilliantly, even completely wide open at f/1.4. And thanks to its perfectly level field of view, it offers completely even sharpness and contrast all the way into the corners. Add to that the precise manual focus, perfect for bringing out the subtleties of your subjects, and you have a lens that allows you to give each image a uniquely personal touch. Enrich your rangefinder camera with the compact Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM – and capture life's most beautiful moments in all its fascination.

Item Package Dimensions L x W x H 19.8 x 11.7 x 10.2 cm
Package Weight 522 Grams
Item Dimensions L x W x H 6.5 x 6.3 x 6.3 cm
Item Weight 381 Grams
Brand Name ZEISS
Camera Lens 35 mm
Color Name Black
Has Image Stabilization No
Included Components ZEISS Ikon Distagon T* ZM 1.4/35 Wide-angle Camera Lens for Leica ZM-Mount Cameras
Lens Fixed Focal Length 35 millimetres
Max Focal Length 35 millimetres
Min Focal Length 35 millimetres
Mounting Type Nikon F
Objective Lens Diameter 49 millimetres
Part Number 000000-2112-846
Size Name 1.4/35
Water Resistance Level Water Resistant
Zoom Type Fixed
Maximum Aperture Range f/1.4 - f/16
Photo Filter Mount Type Round
Focus Type Manual Focus
Style Leica ZM-Mount
Photo Filter Thread Size 49 millimetres