ZEISS C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM

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Be inspired by this compact wide-angle lens with a moderate focal length - the perfect addition to your light, mobile camera equipment.

The ZEISS C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM will inspire you with uncompromising image perfection, even at full aperture. The “C” in the title indicates another outstanding feature: Unusual for a lens in this class, its speed of 1 : 2,8 allows for an exceptionally compact construction. With a focal length of 35 mm, it is incredibly versatile and its high performance and compactness make the ZEISS C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM an ideal addition to your equipment. Whether you are traveling through impressive landscapes or visiting cities, compiling a news report or attending an event, this little all-rounder always proves a comfortable and reliable companion.

  • Features

    Minimized Focus Shift

    ZEISS T*® ZM-mount lenses are specifically designed to minimize focus shift with aperture changes – an important innovation with big benefits for rangefinder photography. As a result, you can expect improved accuracy of the rangefinder-defined focus. While the precise 10-blade aperture with 1/3 stop interval click stops ensures exact exposure.

    Excellent image quality

    The range of ZEISS T*® lenses offers the highest possible standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. Quite simply, they are superior in every way. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images, for example. And virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes – especially useful when photographing products and architecture. 

    ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating

    The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T*® anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. We apply the anti-reflective coating to the lens surfaces by the vapour deposition of extremely thin, transparent layers on the glass. In this process, special substances are vaporized with extremely high energy in a high-vacuum environment and are subsequently deposited on the glass surfaces, one after another, as layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflective properties. The first coating techniques were employed by ZEISS as long ago as in the 1930s.

    Smooth, precise focusing

    Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. The user-friendly focusing ring on ZEISS lenses with an ergonomic finger rest is perfect for fast, precise focusing. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder. The high-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without play, thus also supporting the intuitive interaction with the focal plane.

    Ideal aperture properties

    Photographers want to guide the observer through the image. Minimal depth of focus is often used as a design element. This keeps the background intentionally blurred to keep the attention of the observer on the main subject. The ZM lenses feature ten aperture blades. The almost circular aperture helps to create a particularly harmonious effect in the out-of-focus areas of the picture (bokeh).

  • Data

    Lens Design

    ZEISS C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM

    A lens with such a large field angle that it can capture as much of the photographer's surroundings as possible in a single shot – this is the origin of the name Biogon®. The largely symmetrical Biogon optical design enables the use of very compact, moderate to extremely wide-angle lenses, including with rangefinder and mirrorless system cameras. The lenses feature exceptionally good distortion correction, chromatic properties and image field flattening.

    Biogon Design

    Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion

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    Technical Specifications

    ZEISS C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM

    Performance Focal length 35 mm
    Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22
    Camera mount Leica M-Mount* (ZM)
    Format compatibility Full Frame
    Focusing range 0,70 m (27.56") – ∞
    Free working distance
    Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 62° / 53° / 37°
    Diameter of image field
    Coverage at close range (MOD)** 410 x 620 mm (16.14 x 24.41")
    Image ratio at minimum object distance 1 : 17
    Lens elements | Groups 7 / 5
    Flange focal distance 28 mm (1.10")
    Entrance pupil position (front of image plane) 38 mm (1.49")
    Features Autofocus
    Image Stabilization
    Physical Filter thread M43 x 0.75
    Rotation angle of focusing ring
    Diameter max. 52 mm (2.04")
    Diameter of focusing ring
    Length (with lens caps)
    Length (without lens caps) 55 mm (2.19")
    Weight 200 g (7.06 oz)

    *) Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation. Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Fujifilm is a registered trademark of Fujifilm Corporation. Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

    **) Referring to 24x36 mm format

    ***) Referring to APS-C format

  • Pictures

    Your pictures made with our lens

    ZEISS C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM

    Every day, thousands of impressive images are captured and every shot tells a different story, as you can see in these images below, all made with this ZEISS lens. The objective of the ZEISS Flickr Group is to gather the best of your images together and show them to the world.

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  • Accessories
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    Filter

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    These filters feature T* ® anti-reflective coating and are optimal for protecting your front lens. The UV filters afford your pictures more brilliance, the POL filters reduce reflections on nonmetallic surfaces and increase color saturation.

    • High fitting accuracy for fast filter change
    • Can be used with a lens shade
    • Available in all standard sizes
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    ZEISS Accessories - Cleaning Products

    Cleaning Products

    Accessories

    From finger prints and grains of sand to the smallest particles of dust, dirty or scratched lenses compromise picture quality. It is essential that lenses are clean, and especially that they are properly maintained. ZEISS offers a range of professional cleaning products that perfectly complement your unique product experience. Our specialists have developed these products to meet the precise needs of high-quality optical surfaces.

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    Camera Strap

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    The ZEISS comfortable camera straps ensure that carrying your equipment does not lead to shoulder and neck strain, even when used for longer periods.

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  • Awards & Reviews

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    ZEISS C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM

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    "Wow, it seems like it was just a couple of days ago that I posted my Zeiss ZM 50 Planar review. Wait, that WAS a couple of days ago..."

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    kenrockwell.com
    "The Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 C Biogon ZM is superb. Its optical performance is better than the LEICA SUMMICRON-M 35mm f/2 and..."

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