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Review: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE (The Phoblographer)

Zeiss 135mm f/2

Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE
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The Phoblographer reviewed a piece of luxury lens, the Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE. As other reviews, these one too underlines the outstanding optical properties of this high-end piece of glass. More after the break.

Specs (from Adorama’s product page):

Focal length 135 mm
Aperture range f/2,0 – f/22
Focusing range 0,80 m (2.62 ft) – infinity
Number of elements/groups 11/8
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 18.7deg. / 15.6deg. / 10.5deg.
Coverage at close range 145x96mm / 5.71×3.78″
Image ratio at close range 1:4
Filter thread M77 x 0.75
Camera mounts EF Mount (ZE)
Dimensions ZE: 130mm / 5.11″ (with caps)
Weight ZE: 930g / 32.80oz

Everything on this lens appears to be well thought, and built. The Phoblographer underlines the “uber smooth manual focus ring” and a “bokeh worth biting your lip to” of this professional lens. They call it the “best and sharpest optics [they have] seen on a portrait lens“, very sharp even when wide open. And btw: if you have a look at the review’s sample shots you will see how beautiful the bokeh is. The lens, not wondering, has a price tag that’s not on everyone’s budget: it’s $2122/€1899. But that’s the price you’ve to pay for a lens that delivers something like

The image quality that your camera will yield from having a lens like this attached will be nearly untouchable by anything else out there in the market. The sharpness, bokeh, and color rendition will be unmatched

The Zeiss 135mm f/2 was tested on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (price & specs). It’s a dream lens, that’s it! :)

Zeiss 135mm f/2
Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE (Image courtesy: The Phoblographer)
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