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Sabyasachi Patra
03-11-2009, 02:51 PM
Dear All,
Carl Zeiss has launched a Distagon T* 35mm f2 wide angle lens for canon EF mount. Sharing the press release here. The suggested retail price in US is $870

A New Lens Takes Center Stage
Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2/35 with EF bayonet

OBERKOCHEN/Germany – November 2, 2009.
A squirrel nimbly scampers along a moss-covered tree trunk. It has made a promising discovery amongst the fallen leaves of an oak tree. A deer emerges from the half darkness of the woods. A photographer documents the winter preparations of various woodland creatures. This requires a versatile, high-speed, easy to configure lens that produces razor-sharp images of the details and the entire scenery.

Optical expert Carl Zeiss has now added an EF bayonet to its proven lens for photographic reporting: the Distagon T* 2/35 ZE. The high-speed, moderate wide-angle Distagon T* 2/35 ZE fits all analog and digital EOS cameras. Its classic 35 mm focal length is particularly well-suited for advertising, travel and nature photography as it captures dynamic perspectives with high depth of focus and few distortions. With a moderate wide angle of 53 degrees (horizontal), the Distagon T* 2/35 ZE can easily capture wide scenery without forcing photographers to consider perspective effects as design elements as they would have to with shorter focal lengths. The relatively short angle of rotation of the precision focusing mechanism enables fast but precise focusing when required.

The Distagon T* 2/35 ZE features high image quality for the entire aperture and focusing range. Thanks to its sophisticated optical design, in which nine lens elements are perfectly aligned, it permits particularly high imaging performance across the entire image field.

A tripod is not always available, when traveling for example. With an initial aperture of 1:2, the Distagon T* 2/35 easily handles low light , making perfect pictures possible even under difficult lighting conditions. When quick action is required, or when there is not enough room for a tripod, this ZEISS lens delivers crisp handheld images even in the twilight or inside. And thanks to its special optical design and the Zeiss T* anti-reflection coating, this lens captures bright light sources without artifacts. The Distagon T* 2/35 is also perfect on-the-go thanks to its all-metal and extremely durable precision mechanics for which Carl Zeiss lenses are well-known.

This is ZEISS’ fourth wide-angle lens with an EF bayonet (ZE mount). It follows the recent introduction of the two ultra-wide-angle Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZE and Distagon T* 2,8/21 ZE lenses, as well as the moderate wide-angle Distagon T* 2/28 ZE.

The Distagon T* 2/35 ZE will be available from October 2009 at a recommended retail price of € 755,50 (excluding VAT)*.

For more information, please go to www.zeiss.com/photo.

* As of November 02, 2009

Technical specifications
Focal length 35 mm
Aperture range f/2 - f/22
Number of elements/groups 9/7
Focusing range 0.3 m - infinity
Angular field** (diag./horiz./vert.) 62/53/37
Object field 19 x 13 cm (close-up)
Image ratio 1:5.3 (close-up)
Filter thread M 58 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps) 72 mm, length 99 mm
Weight 570 g
Mounts ZE (EF bayonet)
ZF (F bayonet)
ZK (K bayonet)
ZS (M42 screw thread)
Delivery package Lens hood included

** based on 35 mm format

Image: Well-suited for advertising, travel and nature photography: The new Distagon T* 2/35 ZE fits all analog and digital EOS cameras.