Contax Distagon 35mm f2.8 35mm Primes

Distagon 35mm f2.8

Designed for those who stress extraordinary image quality in a moderate wide angle rather than high speed capability. Image field illumination is also excellent, even at full aperture.

User Reviews (6)

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bmoc   Intermediate [Dec 17, 2004]
Strength:

Well built, small, sharp, good color rendition, versatile focal length.

Weakness:

Flares easily.

Easily one of the sharpest lenses I've used (leica, nikon, minolta, other zeiss). Excellent build quality. An absolute pleasure to use.

Customer Service

N/A

Similar Products Used: Leica Summicron 40/2; Yashica T4
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5
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5
Johann B   Expert [Mar 25, 2003]
Strength:

small size sharpness / resolution contrast tonality incredible value!

Weakness:

none yet

This is my favorite Zeiss manual focus lens! In color, its rendition is beautiful, and captures that Zeiss spirit -- in black and white, it's the best lens I've ever used. The tonal rendition and subtlety of this lens is incredible. In making my own black-and-white prints, I find that this lens is a stand-out, even among other Zeiss lenses. It has a classic look that is both sharp and elastic -- it makes me look like a better photographer than I am!

Customer Service

not used

Similar Products Used: Zeiss Y/C 35/1.4 Zeiss G-mount 35/2 Leitz 35/2 'cron
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5
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5
Richard Hughes   Casual [Mar 19, 2002]
Strength:

Very sharp across the frame. excellent colours and contrast, no complaints at all actually

Weakness:

See above

My favourite lens, sharp great contrast and its cheap! These Zeiss lenses definately have something the competition lacks, I think it is in the clarity and contrast, oh and the colours are superb too. My slides look so lively and crystal clear, a big improvement over my old Canon equipment which look good until you do a side by side test

Similar Products Used: Canon, Pentax
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5
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5
Photop   Intermediate [Nov 10, 2001]
Strength:

Optically it is top, and it is built to last.

Weakness:

It does not zoom, my wife said. Nuff said.

Optically excellent, so good you get used to it, no flare, excellent contrast, excellent sharpness. Technicaly it''s excellent, sturdy and smooth. Summary: it''s excellent.

Similar Products Used: Yashica 35 mm, Yashica T4, Zeiss 2.8 28, 1.4 50.
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5
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5
ND Janiszeski   Expert [Apr 13, 2000]
Model Reviewed: Distagon 35mm f2.8
Strength:

Superb performance at any aperture. Extremely low distortion. Very even field illumination. Excellent contrast, resolution, edge delineation and microstructure clarity at all apertures. Only slightly improved stopping down. Small, inexpensive, very lightweight. Excellent fit and finish.

Weakness:

Minor-only focuses to about 0.4m (about 18 inches)

A wonderful lens in every respect (if you don't need a fast aperture). Can be used as a normal lens. This lens does not disappoint. A well kept secret.

Similar Products Used: Nikon AIS, Leica R, Canon new FD
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5
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5
Jung Oh   Intermediate [Aug 15, 2001]
Strength:

1. Excellent optical performance
2. Excellent color rendation
3. Very sharp.
4. Excellent contrast.

Weakness:

No

1. This lens is indeed excellent lens.
It reproduce image remarkbly good balance.
2. This lens tack sharp and crisp contrast.
3. Excellently handling flare and vignetting.
This lens always give very impressive images.
Frankly it is outstanding lens.

Customer Service

Never contacted

Similar Products Used: 1. Yahica T4
2. Minolta AF 24-50/4
3. Pentax FA 35/2 AL
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5
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5
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