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ZeissDistagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Strong construction (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Nice bokeh (5)
  • Rugged (4)
  • Consistent output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Low light (7)
    • Night photography (5)
    • Weddings (3)
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    5.0

    A Lens to Love

    By The McKenzie Kid

    from Eugene, OR

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Smooth Focus Throw
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount:

      This lens is sharp and captures incredible detail, especially in the near and middle distances. Color and contrast are wonderful and the files straight from the camera are the best. There is some vignetting wide open but I have not found that to be an issue. A very compact design that has a nice heft, it balances well on my D610.

      I did have some concerns when I selected this lens since my eyesight is not as good as it once was. Not to worry, when your subject comes into focus you know it. The smooth heavy focus throw it is wonderful to work with, it makes you an integral part of the picture taking process. No lens is perfect, but this one is among the best.

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      5.0

      Best Of My Three Lenses in 24/25mm Range

      By James

      from Starkville, MS

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Ca Is Controlled

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount:

        This is my third lens in the 24/25 range and definitely the best. One nice feature is the aperture ring. I can use it on both my FM2 and D800. Center sharpness is outstanding. Chromatic aberration is well controlled and this alone makes it my best lens in this focal range. The only weakness is the corners are a little soft but better than most lenses in this range on my D800.

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        5.0

        Excellent fast wideangle

        By SteveDK

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount:

          If you can live without autofocus, the 25mm/2 Distagon is one of the best wideangles ever made. It has very well corrected lateral and longitudinal chromatic aberrations, high resolution and contrast, and superb all metal build quality. Overall the optical quality is the best of the 24mm-25mm SLR lenses I have used. Unlike the Nikkor 24mm/2, the Distagon 25mm/2 is quite easily manually focused, probably due to better aberration correction at f/2.

          It does have mild field curvature, with the focus being not a plane but a spherical section arcing slightly toward the camera away from the center of the frame. This means if the center is focussed at a certain distance, the edges and corners will be focused a bit short of the center's focus point. While this may be a disadvantage for some subjects, like flat walls, its an advantage for landscapes with foreground close to the camera and distant objects closer to the center of the frame, which will be rendered better with the 25mm/2 than with a flatfield lens. This is particularly helpful with vertically framed landscapes, emulating the Scheimpflug effect of a tilted lens. The curvature also becomes less as the 25mm/2 is stopped down, so it's barely noticeable at f/8 and f/11.

          The included bayonet mounting lens hood is terrific, but the front lens cap is fiddly, and has the tendency to pop off if it's not perfectly placed. You may want to replace it with a Nikon or Sony 67mm cap.

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          5.0

          Superb Optices

          By TampaBay Photographer

          from St. Petersburg, Fla.

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount:

            After being spoiled with auto focus, it takes awhile to get used to focusing with a manual focus lens agian, but the efforts are well worth it. This lens is smooth and crisp with superb tonality and microcontrast. I doubt I will ever purchase other than Zeiss optics again for my Nikons.

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            5.0

            Perfect match for 24MP & 36MP FX Sensors

            By Gizmo

            from El Dorado Hills, California

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Edge to edge sharpness
            • Good color and contrast
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount:

              Prior to acquiring my Zeiss 100mm f/2 ZF.2 I had yet to find a lens that could match the resolving power of my Nikon D800 FX sensor and based on that experience I decided to field test the Zeiss 25mm f/2 ZF.2 to see if it would provide similar results and the short answer is, yes it does. The 25mm Zeiss renders excellent color, contrast and sharpness with virtually no distortion or color aberrations that have any field relevance. The build quality is outstanding and the focus ring is precise in a way my Nikon lenses are not. The Zeiss 25mm is picture sharp across the frame, even wide open. Brokeh is pleasing and the shutter design produces very nice stars when shooting into the sun or moon with little to no flare which is not the case with my Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8. The manual focus design is actually a blessing in disguise since the ZF.2 lenses have a 'hard stop' Infinity focus setting so you can be confident that your focus is really at Infinity. No more frustration with sloppy focus rings on my Nikon lenses. This really helps on Aerial Photography projects and allows me to concentrate on capturing the moment without having to constantly worry about focus on every individual image. As I mentioned in my Zeiss 100mm lens review, the D800 FX sensor requires that the photographer use proper technique and to realize the resolution potential of the 36MP FX sensor you need to put good glass in front of it and IMHO the Zeiss ZF.2 series lenses are that glass.

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              5.0

              Worth every penny of the investment

              By Carabell

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount:

                Simply the sharpest 24mm/25mm lens on the market! Absolutely perfect color, with very little to no aberration. All the Zeiss lenses have the best focus throws of any other lenses on the market...BAR NONE.

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                5.0

                Best lenses in the world

                By Dan

                from Erie,PA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount:

                  Wow thats all I've got to say. Did I say, WOW? Wow.

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                  (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Incredible piece of glass!

                  By Numael

                  from Destin, Fl

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount:

                    Although is a little heavier than what I expected it is an amazing piece of glass. When properly focus sharpness is incredible across the frame. A little too much vignettiing for my taste but easy to fix in post. A keeper for sure.

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