This is one of the most intriguing and most impressive lenses for the SL66.

Pictured here on an SL66SE with handgrip and bayonet VIII shade, the Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm lens has the widest distortion free angle of all lenses for the SL66 system: 88 degrees. This lens was made only by Carl Zeiss, and exclusively for Rollei and Hasselblad medium format cameras. Exists in both HFT and Zeiss coating versions.

Produces stunning photographs. Great for interior, land- and cityscape, advertising and industrial photography.

This  lens was first offered in 1968. In 1972, a HFT version followed, and in 1985 Zeiss redesigned the lens and presented it as 40mm HFT FLE. The FLE version is much smaller and about one pound lighter and features floating elements for close up. The sharpness of both designs is equal.

Closest focusing distance is 2 cm (3/4").


Distagon 40mm f 4 HFT and non-HFT
Wide angle lens
Diagonal angle: 88
Lenses/elements: 10/9
Filter: Bayonet VIII
Weight: 1218 g
In production from 1968-1985
Order #: 969 520
Price (1985) DM 4450.00 ($ 2,200)