ZEISS Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM

Master of variety.

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.

ZEISS Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM
ZEISS Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM
ZEISS Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM

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.

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).

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.

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.

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)

ZEISS Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM 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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"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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Tailored to meet your requirements.

When taking pictures, an optimal image is not the only consideration. Capturing that special experience also plays a key role. With their reliable functions, camera lenses from ZEISS ensure that photographers can fully concentrate on the image and composition, and bring their creativity to life. In order to perfect this experience, ZEISS now offers accessories tailored to the requirements of demanding photographers.

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