ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM

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This is the highest speed lens in the ZM family. And thanks to its compact dimensions and a natural-feeling image rendition, this lens is perfectly suited to capture those special moments in life - and reproduce them in all their glory.

If you’re a fan of classic rangefinder photography, then you’ll love the ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM. Showing no compromises in image quality, this lens also shines with its high speed and universal angle of view.

In dimly lit rooms or at twilight, this top-of-the-line lens performs brilliantly, even completely wide open at f/1.4. And thanks to its perfectly level field of view, it offers completely even sharpness and contrast all the way into the corners. Add to that the precise manual focus, perfect for bringing out the subtleties of your subjects, and you have a lens that allows you to give each image a uniquely personal touch.

Enrich your rangefinder camera with the compact Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM – and capture life’s most beautiful moments in all its fascination.

  • Features

    High-Speed Lens

    Impressive photographs captured in low light always begin with a fast lens for a system or SLR camera. Because, a fast, high-performance lens captures as much light as possible. And a lens with a large maximum aperture leads to the best results when shooting in unfavourable light.

    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.

    Robust design

    The mount and control elements of all ZM lenses are made of metal and are designed for decades of intensive use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip metal focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing photographic experience.

    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.

  • Data

    Lens Design

    ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM

    Originally developed for SLR cameras requiring a long back focal distance for short focal lengths because of the mirror box (the distance between the back lens element and the film plane must be considerably longer than the focal length), the Distagon lenses (retrofocus design) are also ideal for mirrorless system cameras thanks to their optimized ray path. Even with longer focal lengths, the high-performance Distagon optical design enables consistently good correction all the way to the corners of the image and very low field curvature.

    Distagon Design

    Lens with aspheric optical surface

    Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion

    "Floating elements" design

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    Technical Specifications

    ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM

    Performance Focal length 35 mm
    Aperture range f/1.4 – f/16
    Camera mount Leica M-Mount* (ZM)
    Format compatibility Full Frame
    Focusing range 0,70 m (27.56") - ∞
    Free working distance 0,61 m (24.01") - ∞
    Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 62° / 53° / 37°
    Diameter of image field 43 mm (1.69")
    Coverage at close range (MOD)** 609 x 406 mm (24.00 x 16.00")
    Image ratio at minimum object distance 1 : 16.9
    Lens elements | Groups 10 / 7
    Flange focal distance 28 mm (1.09")
    Entrance pupil position (front of image plane) 63 mm (2.48")
    Features Autofocus
    Image Stabilization
    Physical Filter thread M49 x 0.75
    Rotation angle of focusing ring 90°
    Diameter max. 63 mm (2.49")
    Diameter of focusing ring 60 mm (2.39")
    Length (with lens caps) 87 mm (3.30")
    Length (without lens caps) 65 mm (2.57")
    Weight 381 g (13.4 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 Distagon T* 1,4/35 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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    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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    "I was very tempted to read the announcement during the last Photokina in September about a new fast 35mm f/1.4..."

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    "The wide-aperture 35mm lens is a favorite of many rangefinder shooters, and up until the release of the Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM..."

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