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Zeiss Super Wide Angle 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Silver

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Zeiss Super Wide Angle 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Silver

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  • For Zeiss Ikon & Leica M Mount Rangefinder Cameras

Color: Silver

Zeiss Super Wide Angle 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Black Zeiss Super Wide Angle 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Silver

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The Zeiss 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens is a super wide angle lens designed for full integration with TTL-exposure metering. It has a minimum focusing distance of 1.8' (0.5 m), and offers ultra-sharp resolving power and next to zero distortion. Like its classic predecessor from 1952, the optical performance is stellar and destined to make the same history. Remarkably compact and lightweight, it is the ideal super wide angle lens for travel and outdoor photography.

The Carl Zeiss range of T* ZM-mount lenses offers high standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images. And virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes, especially useful when photographing products and architecture.

This lens is NOT recommended for use with Leica M9 rangefinder digital cameras. The angles of this lens are too steep for the sensor design and it results in a red color shift at the edge of the frame.

1/3 stop interval click stops allows for exact exposure
Precise 10 bladed aperture creates pleasing unfocused highlights
Wear resistant filter mount for long-term reliability in tough conditions
Filter Size 46mm
f/Stop Range 4.5-22
Minimum Focus Distance 1.8' (0.5 m)
Magnification 1:20
Angle of View 90°
Groups/Elements 6/8
Length 1.2" (31mm)
Maximum Diameter 2.1" (53mm)
Weight 6.7 oz (190 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.66 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.0 x 4.0 x 3.0"
Zeiss Super Wide Angle 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Silver
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    ZeissSuper Wide Angle 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Silver
     
    5.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (5)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Rugged (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

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    5.0

    Phenomenal

    By Frit

    from Boulder, Co

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Infinite Dof
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Super Wide Angle 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Black:

      I have only used it on film bodies: M2 and M6. It is a masterpiece producing near medium format quality images. It is the equal of the famous Mamiya 6 50mm. It shares the Zeiss signature with their Hasselblad wide lenses, including the SWC. One could spend years with it and not exhaust its potential. Issues with digital cameras have been reported, but I don't care about that.

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      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Nice

      By Chip

      from East Coast USA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Street photography

        Comments about Super Wide Angle 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Silver:

        This is a very high quality, sharp lens that shows almost no distortion and is sharp out to the corners. It is great for street use and is quick on the draw at smaller apertures in that use because of the amazing depth of field at this focal length.

        It is relatively slow, but that is part of the trade off for a somewhat lower price than its f2.8 cousin. I also bought the slower lens because I've been delighted by another f4.5 Biogon lens that I use in 6x6 format.

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        (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Compact Travel Super Wide

        By Alcedo

        from Burlington, VT

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Low speed

        Best Uses

        • Building Interiors
        • General Use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Special Effects

        Comments about Super Wide Angle 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Silver:

        I have had the chrome version of this lens for a month now and used it on a Leica M in the UK and Germany together with a Voigtlander 21mm Finder. It quickly became one of my favorite M-mount lenses. Great for interiors, dynamic group shots and vistas (with interesting foregrounds). Compact rendering sharp and brilliant images.

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        (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Another marvel from Zeiss Ikon.

        By Rolacach

        from Geneva, Switzerland

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Quiet Operation
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Action
          • Artwork
          • Every use
          • Photojournalism

          Comments about Super Wide Angle 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Black:

          It is my normal lens in all situations.

          I like this lens very much, with a little lenshood that you can find to Voigtlander.

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          (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A marvel of optic.

          By Rolacach

          from Geneva, Switzerland

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Quiet Operation
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Action
            • Artwork
            • Landscapes
            • Photojournalism
            • Portraits

            Comments about Super Wide Angle 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Black:

            I use this lens and his fantastic viewfinder to photograph landscape and sometimes portraits in their environment too.

            I can compare it with Zeiss lenses for Hasselblad, but with 35mm film: all metal, softness of the rings and above all quality of the transparencies.

            With a Zeiss Ikon rangefinder body and a 400 ASA Provia, each shot is a new pleasure.

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