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Zeiss ZF.2 35mm f/2 Distagon for Nikon - DE-CLICKED

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The Zeiss ZF.2 35mm f/2 Distagon for Nikon - DE-CLICKED

A classic 35mm Zeiss lens in Nikon mount. This is a manual-focus, auto-aperture lens. For those who haven’t shot with them, Zeiss primes are known not only for superb sharpness, but also for exceptional contrast and color. The 35mm provides Nikon shooters with a world-class, moderately wide-angle prime lens.

The ZF.2 designation adds a microchip to the lens that automatically lets the camera know time, aperture setting, and manual exposure settings, including those for cameras that are not AI-compatible. Since the lens now transmits the EXIF data, photographers no longer need to set the parameters manually. Optically the ZF.2 lenses are identical to the original ZF lenses, so if these functions aren’t important to you, you save some money by getting the original ZF mount.

Roger's Take

Probably my favorite of all the ZF lenses. Partly because it's so good. Partly because it has corner-to-corner sharpness that even the D3x can’t complain about. And partly because its just sooooo much sharper than anything else available in this focal length. Nothing else (including Canon or Nikon 35 f/1.4s) can touch it.

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