Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/4 ZM Lens (Silver)

Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/4 ZM Lens (Silver)

Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/4 ZM Lens (Silver)

B&H # ZE184S MFR # 1440-731
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Product Highlights

  • M-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Distagon Optical Concept
  • T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • All-Metal Barrel & Bayonet Construction
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • Compatible with Optional Viewfinder
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  • 1Description

A versatile wide-angle prime designed for M-mount rangefinder cameras, the silver Distagon T* 18mm f/4 ZM Lens from Zeiss provides an immense 98° angle of view to suit photographing wide-open expanses or tight, narrow interior locations with dimensional fidelity. Employing a Distagon optical design, distortion is significantly reduced for a realistic portrayal of scenes and both brightness and sharpness are maintained from edge to edge. A T* anti-reflective coating has also been added to individual lens elements to control flare and ghosting when working in strong lighting conditions for increased contrast and color neutrality.

Sporting a modest f/4 maximum aperture, this lens is comfortable to use in a variety of lighting conditions and also maintains a compact form factor that is well-suited to inconspicuous rangefinder photography. An all-metal design affords both durability and excellent response, especially in regard to the manual focus control, which is further benefitted by an integrated finger rest for improved focusing speed and precision.

Prime wide-angle lens designed for M-mount rangefinder cameras.
A maximum aperture of f/4 makes this lens comfortable to use in a variety of situations and also maintains an overall compact form factor.
Employing a Distagon optical concept, this lens delivers virtually distortion-free performance that pairs well with the broad angle of view.
Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.
Optional dedicated external viewfinder can be used for accurate composition when working with most cameras.
All-metal lens barrel and bayonet mount are both durable and easy to handle.
Precise manual focus control is benefitted by an integrated finger rest for accurate and repeatable focusing movements.
Engraved focus and depth of field scales help when using zone and hyperfocal focusing techniques.
In the Box
Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/4 ZM Lens (Silver)
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap for ZM-Mount Lenses
  • Dedicated Lens Hood for Distagon T* 18mm f/4 Lens
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Focal Length 18mm
    Aperture f/4 to f/22
    Camera Mount Type ZM/Leica M
    Angle of View 98°
    Smallest Object Field 22.0 x 33.1" / 56 x 84 cm
    Entrance Pupil 0.67" / 17 mm (behind front lens)
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.6' / 50 cm
    Reproduction Ratio 1:23
    Optical Design 10 elements in 8 groups
    Diaphragm Blades Not specified by manufacturer
    Focus Manual
    Filter Thread 58 mm (x 0.75 pitch)
    Dimensions 2.6 x 1.9" / 65 x 47 mm
    Weight 11.3 oz / 320 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.354 x 4.488 x 4.488"

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