'Legendary' status

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OP Belgarchi Senior Member • Posts: 1,515
Re: 'Legendary' status

vyoufinder wrote:

Rol Lei Nut wrote:

vyoufinder wrote:

The biggest difference in actual use is the fact that the K version focuses very close... and why Zeiss called it the Distagon.


Distagon is simply Zeiss' generic name for retrofocus (=SLR compatible) wide angle lenses.

It doesn't follow any particular scheme or have anything top do with MFD.

It is Zeiss' generic name for close focusing wider angles. "Distance" and "angle" made up the name "Distagon," which, in Zeiss terminology, means a close focusing wide angle lens. It's not the only one.

I don't understand your question marks.

Nope, for example the Distagon 35/2.8 doesn't focus close at all: 40cm. Distagon means 'retrofocus-type of optical formula'.

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