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Zeiss28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Strong construction (8)
  • Rugged (7)
  • Consistent output (5)
  • Easily interchangeable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Low light (4)
    • Night photography (3)
    • Video (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (3)

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    5.0

    For the creative photographer

    By Ormsby

    from Carson City, NV

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Value
    • Inspiring
    • Strong Construction
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • The Never-tried-before

      Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

      I wanted a lens that can do a little more than just record a scene with boring, sterile accuracy; a lens that has personality and wants to be studied to reveal its potential.

      The 28/2 Distagon is such a lens. It has a strong field curvature at wide apertures, something that will turn into an asset when properly understood. Take shots of the living room carpet at different apertures to get an idea of the curvature's shape and apply it to compositions that will benefit from unique selective focus. You'll never again want to use a convenient lens.

      The field curvature is gone by 5.6, and from there on the lens is tack sharp, corner-to-corner.

      I recommend this lens for all photographers who want to discover the artist inside and are willing to work a little bit for it. They will enjoy great rewards.

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      (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By TN Photography

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

          This Zeiss lens along with their other lenses are incredible. I'm experienced with all types of high end glass from L series to Hasselblad and can say without a doubt that this line of Zeiss lenses are the absolute highest image quality you can hope for.

          Stop reading this review and order your lens now.

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          5.0

          my favorite lens

          By christopherMICHIGAN

          from detroit, mi

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

              i shoot mostly video with the 7D and this lens always seems to have the right perspective. i love it. it's sharp as a tack, the focus is perfectly smooth, color and contrast are exceptional. highly recommend it.

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              5.0

              Another quality Zeiss product

              By Hobbit

              from Fairfield County, CT

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Flimsy lens cap

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography

              Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

              Solidly built; no plastic to be seen. A professional piece of glass.

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great lens overall, 1 annoying con

              By Ted

              from Outside of USA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Great build quality
              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

              • Color fringing
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light

              Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

              First impression of this lens is build quality. It does feels like an expensive lens. Focusing is so smooth. However if you like lightweight lens you may want to think about it. Regarding picture quality, I love its contrasty look. But beware when you shoot against light source. I found purple-color fringing is rather annoying.

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              5.0

              The Perfect Wide Angle Lens

              By JacobMendel

              from Ann Arbor, MI

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography
                • Video

                Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

                Stunning. Great for Stereoscopy and the images are gorgeous.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding Lens

                By photo-man

                from San Antonio, TX

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

                      Outstanding lens, very sharp, vivid colors.

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Extremely Clear Establishing Shots

                      By Shorcut Productions

                      from New York/New Jersey

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Not great lens covers

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

                      Using with Canon EOS 7d = Beautiful

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                      • No

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                      (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good but not perfect

                      By Robert

                      from Toronto

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

                        Haven't used it much yet but I mostly liked the results.
                        I was a bit disappointed with the color fringing of darker objects against the highlights when viewed 100% but was able to cleanup that up with PS.

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Stunning optics

                        By Edward the Nth

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Night Photography
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Video

                          Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

                          I use this prime with the Canon 7D and have no complaints whatsoever. Images are super-sharp and clear, color fidelity is outstanding. Manual focus is responsive and easy to do.

                          More importantly--and if you can afford the admittedly hefty price tag--this lens is a must for anyone interested in HDSLR videography. Just the right blend (to my eye) of contrast and sharpness.

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                          (39 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Very Good Optics, But...

                          By Ken

                          from Chicago

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • SHARP

                          Cons

                          • Bulky
                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

                            This lens follows faithfully in the footsteps of Zeiss's heritage of excellent optics. (Based on photo-only use with a Canon 5DII, a 5D, and a 1DsIII.) This manual-focus lens captures razor-sharp, distortion-free images corner-to-corner. Like most Zeiss lenses the image tends to be a bit contrasty and also a bit warmer than a Canon lens. You should also note that the lens does have quite a marked edge light fall-off (vignette) wide-open at f/2.0.Before buying this lens I strongly recommend that you honestly consider your profile. This lens is much more costly, much larger/heavier, and a tad slower than the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 lens. It's also going to be a little slower to focus. In comparing images captured at identical exposure settings between this lens and the Canon frankly it would be hard to make a strong case for spending the additional [$] for this lens unless you really need this lens's characteristics. Most people will be equally well-served by the much less costly, much smaller/lighter Canon 28mm lens.You might also consider getting a higher-resolution focusing screen for your Canon.So overall I would recommend this lens but only to someone who was jonesing for a top-notch manual lens without regard for other characteristics.

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                            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great little lens

                            By Mirek

                            from Bellevue, WA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Excellent contrast
                            • Great color
                            • Very sharp
                            • Very smooth focusing

                            Cons

                            • Moderate CA

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

                            Excellent contrast and color rendering. Sharpness is comparable to best Canon lenses like 135/2. Flare control is very good. This lens has moderate amount of chromatic aberration, which can be removed in some RAW converters, but some Zeiss ZE lenses have better correction.

                            The focusing ring is very smooth and focusing is much easier than manual focus on Canon AF lenses.

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                            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            A Terrific Lens, Very Sharp

                            By djdister

                            from Crofton, MD

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Great Features
                            • Great Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Architecture
                              • Interiors
                              • Landscapes
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs:

                              This lens is a bit of a throwback, but a very good, sharp throwback. I appreciate my Canon 5D and the various L series lenses, but using this on my 5D is like going back in time to the heavier, well made, sharp-as-a-tack lenses of 25-30 years ago. Yes, you have to focus manually, but that isn't a big problem with a wide angle lens. I also find that my raw files need less to zero sharpening in Photoshop because they just start out sharper when using this lens versus the various L lenses I have.

                              A truly great lens, and one which I am glad to have deviated from the Canon line.

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