Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZF lens (Nikon mount) now available for pre-order

The new Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZF lens was announced back in September of 2010. The lens is scheduled to be released in Q1 of 2011 and Adorama is already taking pre-orders. Once this Zeiss lens becomes available, I have planned a hands-on comparison with the new Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G.

Technical specifications:

Focal length: 35 mm
Aperture range: f/1.4 - f/16
Number of elements/groups: 11/9
Focusing range: 0.3 m - infinity
Angular field**
(diag./horiz./vert.):
63/54/37 °
Coverage at close range: 18 x 12 cm (close-up)
Image ratio at close range: 1:5 (close-up)
Filter thread: M 72 x 0.75
Weight: 830-850g
Length with caps: 120-122mm
Mounts: ZF.2 (F bayonet)
ZE (EF bayonet)

Lens design:

Sample image:

Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZF sample

Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZF sample

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