Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18 is a Fixed aperture Manual Focus (MF) Ultra-Wideangle Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Pentax KAF mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Carl Zeiss Distagon T 3,518 lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
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| No Weather Sealing
| No Autofocus
| Not so fast for a short Prime Lens
Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18 is compatible with cameras that have Pentax KAF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Pentax KAF lenses are Pentax KF, Pentax K-3 III and Pentax K-1 II.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18 is also available in Canon EF and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18 has a maximum diameter of 87mm and total length of 84mm. It weighs 470g / 16.6 oz.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18 has a filter thread of 82mm.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18 has a fixed focal lenght of 18mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 27mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.083x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m. 0.083x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18 has a max aperture of F3.5 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 11 groups .
Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Popular Comparisons of Carl Zeiss Distagon T3,5/18
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