New Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135

Carl Zeiss has announced the Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 telephoto lens, which it will be showing at Photokina later this month. This manual focus lens uses a floating focus system to maintain high image quality at all distances down to 2.62 ft giving a 1:4 image ratio. It uses anomalous partial dispersion glass elements to minimize chromatic aberrations, resulting in an apochromatic design. It will be available for Canon and Nikon SLRs sometime in December 2012, at a recommended retail price of approximately $2000 .

Specs :

  • Focal length: 135mm
  • Aperture range: f/2 -22
  • Number of lens elements/groups: 11/8
  • Focusing range: 2.62 ft – infinity
  • Image ratio at close range: 1 : 4
  • Filter thread: 77mm
  • Length: 5.03 inches (ZF.2) 5.11 inches (ZE)
  • Diameter: 3.3 inches
  • Weight: 2.02 lbs (ZF.2) 2.05 lbs (ZE)

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