Contax Cameras UK Limited

Carl Zeiss T* N Mount Auto Focus Lenses - Vario-Sonnar T* 17-35mm f2.8

Lens ImageExtreme wide-angle, fast f/2.8 zoom lenses are among the preferred optics of today's photojournalists and travel photographers.

For the Contax N SLR system, Carl Zeiss has designed an all new Vario-Sonnar® T* 2,8/17-35 lens . With this zoom lens Carl Zeiss has incorporated 3 aspheric surfaces along with lens elements from special types of optical glass to achieve an image quality comparable to very good fixed focal length lenses, especially at the super wide end.

This is particularly beneficial since extreme wide-angle photos should be blown up large, like a double spread, to really deliver that special impression of super wide vistas. For this purpose of high enlargements convincing sharpness is mandatory. The Vario-Sonnar® T* 2,8/17-35 lens utilizes the full potential of modern color films and delivers images of impressive brilliance and sharpness.

Preferred use:
Sspectacular super-wide vistas, advertising, images that depict sheer expanse, dynamic landscapes, travel and tourism, photojournalism, photos to be taken in crammed spaces.

To enable the use of special effect filters without any vignetting, the Vario-Sonnar® T* 2,8/17-35 lens is equipped with a very wide filter mount. This lens with its large amount of optical glass, and attendant mass provides high stabilization during the exposure.

Thus, significantly longer exposure times can be obtained handheld with good results, a special benefit for photojournalism. Equally beneficial is the fast speed of f/2.8, ensuring a bright viewfinder image thus easing the image composition.

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