The Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm F/2.0 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount is a classic focal length lens with a moderate wide-angle perspective. The Distagon T* 35mm f/2.0 provides very high image quality over a wide range of apertures and focusing ranges. The fast f/2.0 aperture enables hand-held photography under difficult lighting conditions and since it has a short focus rotation, it is great for action photography. When it is combined with an APS-C DSLR with a 1.5 crop factor, the lens has an effective focal length of 53mm (in 35mm format) and can be used as a standard focal length for a natural viewing perspective.
The new ZF.2 lenses are an enhanced version of ZF lenses. They feature an electronic interface (CPU) that enables support of all important camera operating modes such as shutter priority, aperture priority and programmed auto exposure--or manual exposure settings on non-AI compatible camera housings. Photographers no longer have to set the parameters in the camera menu as the lens now transmits standard data such as focal length, speed and the aperture setting to the camera. This data can then be viewed in the EXIF data of each picture.