Short review: Zeiss C Biogon 35mm f2.8 ZM
As a photographer, I have always been drawn to high-quality lenses that offer exceptional image sharpness and build quality. That’s why I was excited when I got the chance to buy the Zeiss C Biogon 35mm 2.8 ZM.
I was not disappointed in the image quality of the Zeiss C Biogon 35mm 2.8 ZM. The lens produces crisp and detailed shots that really pop, making it a great choice for a variety of shooting situations. Whether I was shooting street photography, landscapes, or portraits, the Zeiss C Biogon 35mm 2.8 ZM consistently delivered sharp and vibrant images.
One thing to keep in mind with this lens is that it is not particularly fast, with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. While this is not particularly slow for a lens in this focal length range, it is not as fast as some other lenses in its class. This may be a concern for photographers who frequently shoot in low light situations, as the lens may not perform as well as faster options.
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The build quality of the Zeiss C Biogon 35mm 2.8 ZM is excellent. The lens has a solid and well-constructed feel that inspires confidence, and it is clear that a lot of attention has been paid to the details. The lens is built to last and can withstand the rigors of regular use.
One aspect of the lens that I found a little frustrating is the focus tab, which is on the small side. This can make it a little difficult to use for some users, particularly those with larger hands or those who prefer a more prominent focus tab. Despite this, the lens does offer precise and accurate focusing, which is a major plus.
Things to think about
If you are considering purchasing the Zeiss C Biogon 35mm 2.8 ZM, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of it:
- Use the lens for a variety of shooting situations: the lens is well-suited for a variety of shooting situations. It is particularly well-suited for street photography, landscape photography, and portraiture.
- Pay attention to lighting conditions: As mentioned earlier, the Zeiss C Biogon 35mm 2.8 ZM is not particularly fast, with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. This means it may not perform as well in low-light situations as faster lenses. Keep this in mind when deciding whether to use the Zeiss C Biogon 35mm 2.8 ZM for a particular shot.
- Experiment with different focusing techniques: The Zeiss C Biogon 35mm 2.8 ZM offers precise and accurate focusing, but the small focus tab can be a little challenging to use for some users. Experiment with different focusing techniques, such as zone-focusing, to find the method that works best for you.
In conclusion, the Zeiss C Biogon 35mm 2.8 ZM is a high-quality lens that is well worth considering for photographers who value image quality and build quality above all else. While it may not be the best choice for those who frequently shoot in low-light situations or who prefer a larger focus tab, it is a reliable and well-constructed lens that is sure to impress.