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ZEISS Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZM Lens

BH #ZE1528B • MFR #1457-856
ZEISS Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZM Lens
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Two Low Dispersion Elements
Realizing a truly expansive field of view, the Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZM Lens from ZEISS is a fast, wide prime designed for M-mount rangefinder cameras. This super wide-angle utilizes a Distagon optical design to limit distortion, and also employs one aspherical element and two anomalous partial dispersion glass elements to control spherical and chromatic aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and clarity. A floating elements system is also used to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focus range, down to the minimum focusing distance of 11.8". Individual elements have also been treated with a T* anti-reflective coating to suppress lens flare and ghosting, and a built-in lens hood also helps to limit surface reflections when working in strong lighting conditions.
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ZEISS Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZM Overview

Realizing a truly expansive field of view, the Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZM Lens from ZEISS is a fast, wide prime designed for M-mount rangefinder cameras. This super wide-angle utilizes a Distagon optical design to limit distortion, and also employs one aspherical element and two anomalous partial dispersion glass elements to control spherical and chromatic aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and clarity. A floating elements system is also used to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focus range, down to the minimum focusing distance of 11.8". Individual elements have also been treated with a T* anti-reflective coating to suppress lens flare and ghosting, and a built-in lens hood also helps to limit surface reflections when working in strong lighting conditions.

Super wide-angle lens employs a Distagon optical concept to realize well-corrected rectilinear imagery with virtually no distortion.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
One aspherical element and high refractive index glass helps to reduce spherical aberrations in order to realize a high degree of sharpness.
Two anomalous partial dispersion elements reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved color accuracy and clarity.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections and provide greater contrast and color fidelity.
Internal focusing mechanism and a floating elements design help to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range.
Manual focus design enables a minimum focusing distance of 11.8".
Built-in, non-removable lens hood helps to prevent lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in strongly lit conditions.

ZEISS Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZM Specs

Focal Length15mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountLeica M
Angle of View110°
Minimum Focus Distance11.8" / 30 cm
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:18
Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Weight1.1 lb / 500 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.905 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.6 x 6.5 x 6.1"

ZEISS Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZM Reviews

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question

How does this lens match with the Leica-M240 body with a the EVF2? Can the EVF2 see the full frame effect of the 15mm lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens produces a purple fringe with the M240 that can easily be processed out in photoshop or the like... and its not rangefinder coupled, which is not a big deal.
Answered by: Nils
Date published: 2020-09-02

Does this lens couple with Leica Rangefinder?

Does this lens couple with Leica Rangefinder?
Asked by: Stephen
Not coupled, but fairly easy to put subjects in focus by the focus scale due to the much greater depth of field of a super-wide-angle lens.
Answered by: Steve K
Date published: 2022-07-04

question

I'm thinking about purchasing a panosonic GH4K and I'm not sure if this will fit or if they even make a mount for it.
Asked by: Anonymous
This Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 lens is designed with a Leica M mount. You can mount this onto a Panasonic GH4 with the use of an adapter: http://bhpho.to/1qF3lT3
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does the lens come with the filter ? It is not stated in the included items
Asked by: Ammar
Yes, the ZEISS Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZM lens ships with the center weighted filter included.
Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

why does this lens need a Center Filter?
Asked by: Anonymous
The center filter is meant to average the light distribution from the center of the lens to the frame edges to minimize vignetting - especially in areas of even density, such as blue sky, seamless backgrounds etc. The use of the center filter was more important in the pre-digital days, when post correction was more difficult.
Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
Date published: 2022-07-04
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