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PRESS RELEASE: New Carl Zeiss C Biogon T* f2.8/35mm ZM Completes Any Compact Photography Equipment
THORNWOOD, New York -- As the latest member of the ZM lens family, the C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM lens is the perfect addition to your light, mobile photo equipment. The C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM will inspire you with perfect images, even at full aperture. Together with the compact C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM, it creates the ideal equipment for a wide range of applications such as documentation and architecture photography.
The "C" in the title indicates another outstanding feature: rather unusual for a lens of this performance class, its moderate speed of 1:2.8 permits an exceptionally compact construction. The symmetrical Biogon construction with 7 lens elements in 5 groups allows for practically distortion-free images.
The ZM lens series from Carl Zeiss is suitable for cameras with M-bayonet. As with the other lenses in this line, the C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM features an intuitive operating concept, a robust all-metal frame and a precise, noticeable click in 1/3 aperture stops.
Delivery of this lens is scheduled to begin in mid 2008.
Focal length: 35mm
Aperture scale: f2.8 to f22 (in 1/3 increments)
Focusing range: 0.7 m to infinity
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.: 62/53/37 degrees
Coverage at close range: 41x62 cm
Image ratio at close range: 1:17
Number of elements/groups: 1 2/5
Filter thread: M 43x0.75
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions (with caps): 52mm diameter, 55mm length
List price: $817
(First posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 11:51 EDT)