ZEISS Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Wide Angle Lens Canon EF Mounts

ZEISS Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Wide Angle Lens Canon EF Mounts

ZEISS Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Wide Angle Lens Canon EF Mounts

B&H # ZE1835ZEC MFR # 1762-827
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Product Highlights

  • For Canon EF Mount Cameras
  • Ultra-Wide Angle Coverage (99°)
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Superior Color Correction

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The ZEISS Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Wide Angle Lens is designed floating lens elements that deliver consistent high-quality over the entire distance range from 0.98'(0.3 m) to infinity. The ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating yields images with depth, contrast and brilliance even under a difficult lighting situations. Optimal color correction yields images with contrasting edges, delivered without color fringing. This ultra-wide provides the photographer with a tool that enables dramatic perspectives and creative possibilities.
When combined with a digital SLR using a DX type sensor, this lens has an effective focal length of 27mm.

Optimum reflection absorption for brilliant pictures even under difficult lighting conditions.
Excellent image performance over the entire image field.
Optimal color correction for extremely contrasting edges without color fringes.
2-Year ZEISS U.S.A Warranty
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ZEISS Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Wide Angle Lens Canon EF Mounts
  • ZE Bayonet Mount for Canon EF Mount Cameras
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • 2-Year ZEISS U.S.A Warranty
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    ZEISS 18mm f/3.5 specs

    Focal Length 18mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Canon (APS-C)
    Angle of View 99°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" / 30 cm
    Magnification 0.083x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:12
    Optical Design 13 Elements in 11 Groups
    Autofocus No
    Filter Thread 82 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.31 x 3.43" / 8.41 x 8.71 cm
    Weight 1.12 lb / 510 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 5.2 x 5.1"

    ZEISS 18mm f/3.5 reviews

    Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Wide Angle Lens Canon EF Mounts is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 30.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Horses for courses I have EF 17-40 F/4, 16-35 F/2.8 and am getting more and more fussy about image quality. From my research, the Carl Zeiss 21mm has the best reputation, but so much of my landscape shooting is done at the UWA, so I opted for the 18mm. Having compared the CZ 18mm f/3.5 and the Canon 16-35 @ 18mm* for the past 2 weeks, I am of the mind that the Canon lens holds up well for corner to corner sharpness and distortion. Given the zoom, that, in my opinion, makes the Canon lens more versitile. An obvious comment, but an important one when looking at shelling out good money. The saving grace for the Carl Zeiss lens, I am finding the colour and contrast a touch more pleasing than the EF 16-35mm f/2.8.
    Date published: 2011-11-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Results I bought this lens because I needed a great wide lens for video and I had the 17-40mmL from Canon, which wasn't good enough for me. I bought it right away because I own the 35mm f1.4 and the 50mm f1.4 from Carl Zeiss and those are the best lenses I've ever had. The Zeiss quality was kept as I thought and I would recommend this lens to anyone who needs the best image quality in their videos. The best colors, sharpness and bokeh I've ever tried. (I own 3 Canon L lenses and 3 Sigma EX as my reference) For photo is great too, easier to focus than all the other Zeisses that I have, due to it's wideness. You just have to get used to manual focusing (I find it interesting and challenging)
    Date published: 2013-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Sharp Lens! I bought this lens after testing a friend's head to head against my Canon 16-35mm. After seeing the results, I could barely look at the edges of my 16-35, they were that soft in comparison! The Zeiss is a beautifully made lens, that is incredibly sharp from center to corner, from edge to edge. My one con is that Zeiss made the filter ring out of shiny silver. I find that it easily reflects in all kinds of surfaces. Flat black would have been much better.
    Date published: 2010-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome lens I'm really pleased with this lens, I am running it on a 5D mk2. It is super sharp right into the edges which is something that I'd struggled to get out of other lenses in this category. I was a little nervous about the manual focus but it's great easy to use and I think it improves my photography as it slows me down a little.
    Date published: 2010-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Close and Wide On my 7D the effective focal length is just shy of 29mm and on my better half's 10s film camera it will capture the grand panoramas she appreciates. I wanted something easy to carry - compact and discreet - while providing the ability to capture the entire group and scene at various family events (close quarters indoors and outdoor cookouts). I have captured nice colorful pictures indoors and out with this lens and quality edge to edge is very satisfying even cropped. This fills my wide angle portfolio-gap and now I will no longer whine about my 24-70 mounted on the film camera. I really liked the reviews on the Zeiss 21mm but their 18mm is appreciably shorter (one inch) and wider by an effective 9 or 10mm focal length compared to the wide end of my 24-70mm lens.
    Date published: 2011-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC! I do astro imaging this lens provides wide angle views of the heavens that defy the imagination! The southern Milky Way showed beautiful nebulosity and countless of stars all pin point to the edge of the field. Well worth the price! So Glad I did not go any other route!
    Date published: 2012-06-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best wide angle lens This is the best wide angle lens you can possibly find on the market. This all manual all metal 18mm beast will outperform most, if not all, primes available today. I have been shooting with a lot of different lenses including all Canon primes and by far I find this Zeiss the best. Unfortunately, it's not produced anymore, so get yours until it's in stock!
    Date published: 2017-01-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Impressed! I specialize in Real Estate and Architectural Photography. This lens is incredibly sharp, corner to corner. Color/contrast is definitely an improvement over Canon L Series Lenses. ( I have 9, including a 14 mm F2.8L) Manual focus on this lens is actually quicker to achieve than the auto on the 14mm, especially in low light. I use DxO Optics Pro, not Photoshop, to edit images. Any barrel/pincushion distortion, vignetting is automatically dealt with. I have not had any issues with Chromatic aberration yet but I'll be giving the lens a good workout on this very shortly! I would recommend using Zeiss filters with all Zeiss lenses. I normally use B+W (fabulous!) on all my Canon lenses but the end results just don't feel/look right on the Zeiss lens. This comment is purely subjective.
    Date published: 2012-07-03
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