In this review, we will be comparing Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD and Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/35, two Wideangle Prime lenses from Tamron and Zeiss. Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm but different max apertures: Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD has a max aperture of F1.4 while the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/35 has a max aperture of F2.0.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD and Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/35 lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD and the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/35 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD
||Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/35
|Landscape||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/35 weighs 570g, 29% (235g) lighter than the Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD's weight of 805g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD and Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/35 has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD is also available in Nikon F (FX) mount.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/35 is also available in Pentax KAF and Nikon F (FX) mounts.