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Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 for Canon

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The 35mm f/1.4 was stocked in addition to the Zeiss 35mm f/2. In addition to the wider aperture, the 35mm f1.4 is an optically different design with closer focusing and even a bit sharper than the original version.

Sale of Zeiss ZE lenses: We are a registered Zeiss dealer and sell new in box, fully warrantied Zeiss ZE lenses and now stock for immediate delivery in our For Sale section. If the lens is listed, a new in box copy of the lens is in stock for immediate shipment. If it is not listed, it is backordered, although we still have rental copies available.

Zeiss Try and Buy: We offer a new service with ZE lenses only. First, rent any ZE lens for 4 days. Then if you decide you want to buy it, we will apply your 4 day rental fee to the purchase of a brand new copy at our listed price. (Note: this is not your used rental copy. You will be buying a new lens.)

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Some of you already know I love this lens so I may have some trouble being objective about it. But I’ll try by doing some negatives first: It’s big and heavy. At nearly 5 inches long and 1.8 pounds its going to be the biggest prime in your bag probably. And pixel for pixel, the 35mm f2 is sharper at 2.0 than this lens is at f/1.4. By a hair. And the Canon or Nikon 35 f1.4s certainly have as much resolution wide open, so there’s no reason to get the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 just for wide open resolution.

After that, though, I’m all about this lens. It preserves sharpness well out to the edges with almost no distortion, very little aberration and vignetting for an f/1.4 lens. At f2.0 it’s the sharpest 35mm I’ve shot with, including the ones mentioned above. The bokeh is like butter, as nice as anything I’ve shot with and definitely better (in my opinion) than the Canon or Nikon 35 f/1.4s, but that gets subjective.

I love it. I use it constantly. But one thing I will note for anyone considering it: you need to be ready to manually focus. Focus confirmation lights are nice, but at f/1.4 they aren’t accurate. (To see for yourself use them focusing on the same object from near and from far. It will clearly be two different places that the camera claims focus confirmation.) So if you use this lens be prepared for some live-view focusing. At f/1.4 you won’t have much chance of accurately focusing through the viewfinder.

Filter Size
72mm (nonrotating front element)
Aperture
f1.4-16
Length
4.7 inches
Diameter
3.1 inches
Weight
1.8 lb
Hood
included
Minimum Focusing Distance
1 foot
Maximum Magnification
.20x
Angle of view: (full frame)
62 degrees
Zoom method
NA
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Internal focusing, nonrotating, manual
Aperture Blades
9 curved, circular shape
Groups/Elements
9/11
Low Dispersion Elements
0
Fluorite Elements
0
Aspherical Elements
0
Weather Resistant
No
System
Canon EF
Compatibility
Crop, Full frame
Specialty
Video
Autofocus
No
  • Hood

Diagrams

  • Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 Diagram
  • Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 Diagram

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $8.00 $57.00 $65.00 $21.67
4 days $9.00 $62.00 $71.00 $17.75
7 days $12.00 $82.00 $94.00 $13.43
10 days $16.00 $111.00 $127.00 $12.70
14 days $21.00 $144.00 $165.00 $11.79
21 days $28.00 $193.00 $221.00 $10.52
30 days $35.00 $242.00 $277.00 $9.23
45 days $46.00 $316.00 $362.00 $8.04
60 days $54.00 $369.00 $423.00 $7.05
90 days $70.00 $476.00 $546.00 $6.07
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $6.00 $57.00 $63.00 $21.00
4 days $6.00 $62.00 $68.00 $17.00
7 days $8.00 $82.00 $90.00 $12.86
10 days $11.00 $111.00 $122.00 $12.20
14 days $14.00 $144.00 $158.00 $11.29
21 days $19.00 $193.00 $212.00 $10.10
30 days $24.00 $242.00 $266.00 $8.87
45 days $31.00 $316.00 $347.00 $7.71
60 days $36.00 $369.00 $405.00 $6.75
90 days $46.00 $476.00 $522.00 $5.80
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $57.00 $19.00
4 days $62.00 $15.50
7 days $82.00 $11.71
10 days $111.00 $11.10
14 days $144.00 $10.29
21 days $193.00 $9.19
30 days $242.00 $8.07
45 days $316.00 $7.02
60 days $369.00 $6.15
90 days $476.00 $5.29

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