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Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount

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  • Because this lens is an apochromat, chromatic aberrations (axial chromatic aberations) are corrected with elements of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion. The chromatic aberrations are therefore significantly below the defined limits. Bri
  • Great low-light shots start with a great lens for your DSLR camera. A high-speed lens captures as much light as possible. A lens with a wide maximum aperture offers the best results in difficult lighting conditions.
  • The lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce ot
  • Rich, vibrant colors are vital to creating a lasting impression. Stray light in the lens, however, would lead to a brightening of the image, which is particularly visible in shadow areas. Image contrast is lowered; the image appears dull and bleached
  • 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. These different represent
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  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 6 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00BG6CSZC
  • Item model number: 1999-676
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 30, 2013

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135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F MountFeatures: Because this lens is an apochromat, chromatic aberrations (axial chromatic aberrations) are corrected with elements of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion. The chromatic aberrations are therefore significantly below the defined limitsGreat low-light shots start with a great lens for your DSLR camera. A high-speed lens captures as much light as possible. A lens with a wide maximum aperture offers the best results in difficult lighting conditionsThe lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere’s more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lensRich, vibrant colors are vital to creating a lasting impression. Stray light in the lens, however, would lead to a brightening of the image, which is particularly visible in shadow areas. Image contrast is lowered; the image appears dull and bleachedPhotographers 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 subjectThe nine diaphragm blades and the resulting, virtually circular aperture on Carl Zeiss SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the fore and background

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By P. SU on January 2, 2014
I bought this Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO and the Zeiss 55mm Otus f/1.4 after reading the spectacular performance from online reviews. I just had to see it for myself. I own all nikon glass with autofocus and these are the only manual focus lenses that I have.

Typical of all Zeiss lenses, the built qulity is extremely high. All metal, ultra smooth and precise focus ring and the lens has a lot of weight to it. A beautiful piece of glass. It took me a while to get used to manual focusing, and when it's properly focused, the lens is very sharp as expected. The bokeh is butterly smooth, contrast is good and colors are rendered very nicely. To me the biggest hurdle is manual focusing the lens accurately fast enough to not miss a shot, especially on a digital body which isnt really designed for manual focusing like older bodies It takes practice and luck. It takes a while to get from minimum focusing distance to infinity, so you cant be shooting as quick as you can like using the AF lenses. I plan to use this lens for wedding portraits and details, even though I am still in practice stage and not going to use it in weddings because of the fear of missing important shots.

This lens does focus quite close, so it turns out to be a very nice lens for wedding details as well. I am using these lenses on a d4 d800e and d600, and so far I have to rely on the green focus confirmation dot and muscle memory to get accurate focus. First of all, you have to be at a fast enough shutter speed to minimize camera shake at such focal length, for me the minimum would be 1/200 indoors. Then setup the lens and target as if you wish to af fine tune it, to fine tune the green confirmation dot while you manual focus.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Michael Erlewine on June 25, 2013
I am the mentor for the close-up and macro forum on NikonGear.com, a well-known lens site with mostly pro photographers. I have a lot of very fine lenses: Leica, Voigtlander, Zeiss, Nikon, etc., plus a lot of rare Nikon industrial lenses made for very expensive color scanners, etc.

The secret (for me) to pure sharpness is correcting the lens to what is called APO (apochromatic) standards, although no exact standard exists. I have the Zeiss Makro-Planar lenses (50mm and 100mm) that, while very sharp, are not color corrected enough for me to use for fine work.

This new Zeiss 125 APO lens is highly color-corrected and so makes the grade. It immediately has become one of my favorite close-up lenses even through it is not a close-up lens, right up there with my Voigtlander 125mm f/2.5 APO-Lanthar, my Coastal Optics 60mm APO, my Leica 100mm APO Elmarit-R, the industrial Printing Nikkors, and the APO El-Nikkor 105mm and others.

I know a great lens when I get my hands on one, and the Zeiss 135mm APO is a very fine lens indeed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 13, 2014
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I have quite a few lenses, and this one is one of my best. The pure optical quality of this lens is almost unmatched. I rate it as highly as the best of my Leica APO glass. Build construction is first rate as well. If you need/want AF, you won't get it, but besides this design choice, I can't say anything negative about this lens.
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By James M. Fowler on February 4, 2015
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Best 153mm, or tele, lens on the planet.
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