Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZF - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Images

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.0 @ 1/1250s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/100s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.0 @ 1/400s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/11.0 @ 1/90s
Size 3898x2613

Verdict

Quality-wise the Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZF is a little superior compared to its its sister lens, the Distagon T* 25mm f/2.8, and it easily outperforms the corresponding Nikkor AF 35mm f/2. The resolution in the center is about as good as it gets on the Nikon D200. The borders are very good at large apertures but it takes till about f/4 before the quality gets excellent here. The level of vignetting is about average for a lens of this class. The lens shows a very slight level of barrel distortions whereas CAs are moderate. In the field the Distagon shined regarding its very strong resistance against flare. The bokeh is very smooth - see also the sample image above. The build quality of the lens is excellent. Typical for all ZF lenses the Distagon comes with a couple of handling penalties - it doesn´t offer AF and the aperture can only be controlled on the lens.

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