ZEISS 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs

ZEISS 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs

ZEISS 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs

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Product Highlights

  • For Analog & Digital SLR Cameras
  • Medium Wide Angle Lens
  • Manual Focus
  • High Performance
  • Fast f/2.0 Aperture
  • ZE Lens Mount (Canon EF Mount SLRs)
  • Compact (Only 2.7" Long)
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ZEISS 28mm f/2.0 overview

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The ZEISS 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with a ZE Mount for Canon EF mount SLRS is a moderate wide-angle lens based on the renowned Distagon design of the 1980s for the Contax system. The modern Distagon T* has been optimized with current, higher performing and eco-friendly glass and incorporates a floating lens element design to optimize image quality across the entire focusing range.

This high performance lens captures very detailed scenes with high accuracy and information content. Its fast f/2.0 aperture allows for hand-held photography under difficult lighting conditions and is well-suited for landscape, nature and commercial photography. This manual focus Carl ZEISS SLR lens is for use with both analog and digital single-lens reflex cameras that are compatible with the ZE lens mount.

Moderate wide-angle lens
Due to its high performance this lens can capture very detailed scenes with high accuracy and information content
Optimized with higher-performing and eco-friendly glass
Incorporates a floating lens element design to optimize image quality across the entire focusing range
This lens has a fast f/2.0 aperture to enable hand-held photography under difficult lighting conditions
Well suited for landscapes, nature, and commercial photography
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ZEISS 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    ZEISS 28mm f/2.0 specs

    Focal Length 28mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Canon (APS-C)
    Angle of View 74°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.45" (24 cm)
    Magnification 0.21x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
    Elements/Groups 10 / 8
    Diaphragm Blades Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread 58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.52 x 3.66" (6.40 x 9.30 cm)
    Weight 18.34 oz (520 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 4.5 x 4.3"

    ZEISS 28mm f/2.0 reviews

    28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with ZE Mount for Canon EF Mount SLRs is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Terrific Lens, Very Sharp 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.
    Date published: 2009-11-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Optics, But... 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.
    Date published: 2010-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the creative photographer 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.
    Date published: 2014-01-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little lens 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.
    Date published: 2009-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning optics 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.
    Date published: 2010-04-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens overall, 1 annoying con 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.
    Date published: 2011-09-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favorite lens 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.
    Date published: 2011-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Lens Outstanding lens, very sharp, vivid colors.
    Date published: 2010-11-30
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