19 March 2012

New Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/15 lens

Carl Zeiss, know for its very high quality lenses, has announced a new super-wide-angle lens, the Distagon T* 2,8/15.

The Distagon T* 2,8/15 is a 15mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. Mounted on a “full frame” body it will give you an angle of view of 110°, large enough to capture huge vistas, even when in tight places. The lens is available in two mounts, ZE (for Canon cameras) and ZF.2 (for Nikon cameras).

It will be very interesting to see how this lens behaves compared to other similarly wide lenses (e.g., the Canon or Nikon 14/2.8, or the Nikon 14-24/2.8 zoom). Price wise it already is a clear “winner” with an estimated retail price around $2950 it is far more expensive than any of its alternatives…

Delivery of the first Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/15 lenses is to be expected in May.

Focal length15 mm
Aperture rangef/2.8 – f/22
Focusing range0.25m – infinity
# elements/groups15/12
Angle of view diag./horiz./vert.110° / 100° / 76°
Coverage at close range340 x 221 mm
Filter threadM95 x 1.0
Dimensions (with caps)ΓΈ 103 mm, length 132mm (ZF.2) / 135mm (ZE)
Weight730g (ZF.2) / 820g (ZE)
Camera mountsNikon F Mount (ZF.2) / Canon EF Mount (ZE)

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