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Contax Vario-Sonnar T 28-70mm f/3.5 35mm Zoom

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                      5 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $0

  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length28mm - 70mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/3.5-f/5.6
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeManual Focus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance19.69 in
    Picture Angle35 - 77 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size67 mm
    Groups / Elements9 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diameter2.69 in
    Length2.76 in
    Weight11.5 oz
    Product ID20724510

Product Description

This newly designed, high quality zoom lens offers the most popular focal lengths demanded by photographers. The Vario-Sonnar 28-70 complements the design goals set for the Aria small, light-weight and very portable. Its lens barrel components are made from brass and aluminum meterials.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by VincentD a Intermediate from NEW YORK,NY,USA

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2003

Strengths:    Light weight. Sharp. Balances well with the Aria or any other Contax/Yashica body.
the 28mm wide angle is very useful in many situations.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I know that it has some plastic in it but I love this lens anyway. Recently I took a one day trip to Washington DC and took my Aria and this lens. The photographs turned out quite fine. It takes a little getting used to since it is a two step zoom, different from my CZVS 35-135 Zoom which is one touch. You Zoom with one ring on the 28-70 and focus with the other. This lens also has 1to3 close focusing ratio. It is light weight but the main thing I like about this lens is the quality of the glass. The photographs come out having that warm romantic yet sharp quality that the Zeiss lenses give. I really like this lens!

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Adorama

Similar Products Used:   Yashica ml lenses, other Zeiss lenses.

Type of photography:   Outdoor

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