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Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 35-70mm f3.5-f5.6

G Series LensThe new Carl Zeiss 35-70 Vario-Sonnar T* Lens for the G2 camera marks another first for Carl Zeiss. This new lens is coupled to the viewfinder so that you can see as you zoom, making this the world's only true zoom lens available for a rangefinder camera. The Vario Sonnar T* 35-70 lens provides total flexibility to an already versatile system. This new zoom lens is the ideal solution for the travel photographer, whether professional or novice, since it offers the highest quality images available with the Contax G2.

Lens designers have created a zoom lens with the ultimate goal of extremely low distortion in a wide angle lens. Distortion correction has been optimised to 0.5% at the wide angle of the range. With the travel photographer in mind, Zeiss was concerned about the use of wide angle for shooting buildings where distortion is least acceptable. This extremely low distortion level is usually only a characteristic of the Zeiss Biogon lenses or the Makro-Planar lenses available for Contax SLRs, but now available in the new G2 Vario Sonnar 35-70 lens.

Lens Composition
13 elements in 8 groups  
Focal length
36.5-68.2 mm
Image Size
24 x 36mm
Angular Field
62°-35° diagonal
F stop scale
Minimum Focus
1m (3.3ft)
Filter connection
46mm (screw in type)
60 x 54mm (2 3/8 x 2 1/8in)
approx. 300 g
Lens cap 46mm GK-41 (snap type)
Lens rear cap GK-R1


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