Zeiss Announces New 35mm f1.4 Lens for M Mount Cameras

The new ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM for professional reportage photography Das neue ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM für die Profi-Reportagefotografie

There were rumors of a new Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Otus lens floating around the web, and if you’re a forum lurker hoping to bite your lip and close your eyes to the chart readings then you’ll probably be a bit disappointed. The reason for that is because the new Zeiss 35mm f1.4 ZM lens was designed for Leica M mount cameras. It has been unveiled today at Photokina 2014.

As it is though, 35mm f1.4 lenses are very highly sought after in the M mount world with Leica releasing a redesign of theirs a couple of years ago. The new Zeiss 35mm f1.4 ZM lens features a T* anti-reflective lens coasting, 10 blade aperture, 1/3 stop adjustment, and ergonomic finger rest,

We’re very curious about how this will perform on cameras like the Sony A7r or the Fujifilm XT1. But at $2,290 this is a bit more than we can swallow. Tech specs are after the jump.

 

Focal length 35 mm
Aperture range f/1.4 – f/16
Focusing range 0,7 m (27.56’’) – ∞
Number of elements/groups 10 / 7
Image ratio at close range 1 : 16.9
Coverage at close range 609,52 mm x 406,34 mm (24.00‘‘ x 16.00‘‘)
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 62,15° / 53,40° / 36,99°
Filter M49 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps) 87,3 mm (3.30‘‘)
Weight 381 g / 13.4 oz.