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Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T*

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4 11500 Mar 16, 2014
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100% of reviewers $2,966.67
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Specifications:
Name: Carl Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* 2.8/15
Image Circle: 35mm
Type: Wide Prime
Focal Length: 15mm
APS Equivalent: 1.5x: 22.5mm; 1.6x: 24mm
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Min Aperture: f/22
Diaphragm Blades: 9 (rounded)
Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal Angle of View
(Based on image circle): 110 degrees
Focus Details: Manual focus only
Front Element Rotation: No
Zoom System: n/a
Closest Focus: 25cm / 9.84 in.
Magnification Ratio: 0.11x / 1:9
Filter Size: 95mm
Dimensions
(Length x Diameter): 135mm x 103mm / 5.3 in. x 4.1 in. (ZE)
Weight: 820g / 28.9 oz (ZE)
Notes: Available SLR mounts: Canon EF (ZE), Nikon F (ZF.2); Integrated lens shade.
Online Price: US$2,950



 


          
Herbc
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Registered: Dec 14, 2012
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Review Date: Mar 16, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Excellent image quality, colors are quite amazing with a circ. polarizer. I was trying this lens out against the Zeiss 18mm and the Rokinon 14mm for Sony on my A7 and my big Nikon. No contest. I especially like the 'look' one gets with the 15mm. Some think a polarizer not needed on such a lens, but I was impressed with what I got with it. Also, the 18mm hot spots (slightly) on my A7r IR camera, the 15mm does not. Lens cap is excellent.
Cons:
cost, and cost of the polarizer.



Mar 16, 2014
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Registered: Apr 13, 2007
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Review Date: Feb 13, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,950.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Corner to corner resolution, colors, contrast, precision of focus ring, ability to take conventional filters, wide open performance for night photography
Cons:
Cost - but you get you a superbly engineered product

I've had this lens for about 3 months now and have absolutely no regrets. I bought this lens primarily for landscape photography and have been very pleased with the overall resolution and color rendering. I know some folks don't care for the built in hood, but I have found it to be extremely useful when taking pictures around water.

Feb 13, 2014
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Registered: Dec 24, 2007
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Review Date: Dec 1, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $3,000.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Build Sharpness Contrast
Cons:
Fixed lens hood Manual focus

Had this lens for a short time but I love it, very very sharp with beautiful colour and contrast right from the camera (D800E). A little pricey but worth it in my opinion.
Otus 55 is on my wish list next.


Dec 1, 2013
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Rajan Parrikar
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Review Date: Nov 3, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,950.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Corner-to-corner sharpness even wide open, exceptionally corrected for aberrations, colour, admits thread-on filter, build.
Cons:
Expensive.

Optical performance of this ZE 15 f/2.8 Distagon is astounding. It is manual focus and demands a deliberate approach to conceiving and framing compositions.

The Canon 14L II has AF and is a fine performer. The Zeiss, however, is superior with its precision focus ring, flatter field, and sharp rendition right out to the corners. I expect the Zeiss to excel in photography of the northern lights.

I noticed that infinity focus on my Canon 5D Mark III is not at the hard stop of the focus ring. Furthermore, the AF confirmation beep is not reliable even with micro-adjustment. To extract the best out of this lens, use Live View.


Nov 3, 2012
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Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T*

Buy from B&H Photo
Reviews Views Date of last review
4 11500 Mar 16, 2014
Recommended By Average Price
100% of reviewers $2,966.67
Build Quality Rating Price Rating Overall Rating
10.00
7.50
10.0
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