ZEISS Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

ZEISS Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

ZEISS Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

B&H # ZE1528ZF2N MFR # 1964-831
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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Built-In Petal-Shaped Lens Hood
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Lens Mount: Nikon F

Canon EF Nikon F

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ZEISS 15mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

Presenting an ultra-wide field of view, the Nikon F-mount Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZF.2 from ZEISS is a unique prime that is ideal for landscape, interior, and astrophotography applications. Its relatively bright f/2.8 maximum aperture is suitable for working in difficult lighting conditions while shooting handheld. A Distagon optical concept is used, which helps to reduce field curvature and distortion for high overall sharpness and accurate rendering across the frame. Also, a T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to individual elements, and a lens hood is integrated into the lens's design, to control lens flare and ghosting.

Ultra wide-angle prime is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 22.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in available-light conditions and is also well-suited for astrophotography use.
Distagon optical design affords high sharpness, well-corrected image quality from edge-to-edge, and very low field curvature.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections and provide greater contrast and color fidelity.
Manual focus design enables a minimum focusing distance of 9.8".
All-metal lens barrel and mount offers high durability and rigidity.
Built-in petal-shaped lens hood blocks stray light and helps to reduce flare and ghosting.
In the Box
ZEISS Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
  • 104mm Front Lens Cap for Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8
  • Classic Rear Cap for Nikon F-Mount Lenses
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty, Extendable to 3 Years with Online Registration
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    ZEISS 15mm f/2.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 15mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Angle of View 110°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 25 cm
    Magnification 0.111x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:9
    Optical Design 15 Elements in 12 Groups
    Features
    Image Stabilization None
    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 95 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 4.06 x 4.45" / 103 x 113 mm
    Weight 1.61 lb / 730 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 5.2 x 5.1"

    ZEISS 15mm f/2.8 reviews

    Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Lens!!! I have been a professional landscape nature photographer since 1981 and have shot with everything from view cameras, Hasselblads, and in recent years with nikon d3x and d800.I must say I am very happy with this lens. I was using the nikon 14-24 f2.8 and the Nikon 16-35. This lens is so much sharper edge to edge than any Nikon Lens I have used. I think the milti coating is much superior to nikons as well since when I shoot into the sun or near it I don't get the undesirable rainbow aberation the Nikon lenses I have. This lens is worth every penny I spent on it and I wish I had purchased it sooner.
    Date published: 2013-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific 15mm prime lens option for Niko Terrific lens for creating highly dramatic perspectives. Although it could be used as a landscape or architecture lens, the 21mm Distagon is probably better suited for that. This lens is for practically dragging the viewer into the scene. Very impressive sharpness and micro contrast from corner to corner. The colors are excellent right out of the lens. On a D800E, the image quality seems very slighty better than the Nikon 14-24/2.8, but the two lenses seem very equivalent. The Zeiss provides for far superior manual focusing, but to get the best focus, a tripod + Live View are a must.
    Date published: 2012-10-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For Landscapes I have three Zeiss ZF.2 lenses. This is my favorite for producing dramatic photos of dramatic landscapes. Please note: this is not my most-used lens. The built-in lens hood works very well, but it keeps this lens from adapting to the Lee Filter System. Bummer. I use the Zeiss 21mm (which works great with Lee Filters) for more than twice as many photos as the Zeiss 15mm, especially during low-light situations. But when the light is right, nothing can beat this lens. It's rugged, it's sharp, and it really limits parallax (converging vertical lines) when used correctly. It's better than I expected, and that's saying a lot for a lens that is nearly $ . The build quality is so good that I am using this lens in off-the-grid locations without hesitation.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice lens This is a very nice lens. Very well made. Focus ring is smooth and the long throw makes it easy to focus. Minimal distortion considering the focal length. Bright lens, very good contrast and color rendering. Resolves well on a Nikon D800. There is a small amount of CA on high contrast edges, but less than other ultra-wides that I have used and easily corrected. 15mm is really wide. Makes for interesting images, interior and outside. It is heavier than some other lenses, but I don't consider it a particularly heavy lens. I guess it all depends on your frame of reference. It's wonderful on a tripod with careful focus in live view, but it is easy to use handheld. This lens is a pleasure to use. I rented it first to make sure I would like it. I did. I'm glad I bought it.
    Date published: 2015-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Superb! I do dislike the price tag, but after using this lens for the past two weeks, I have fogotten that only downside. I rented a number of very wide lenses made by Nikon, Zeiss and one other manufacturer while researching this purchase and the Zeiss 15mm proved the best at corner-to-corner sharpness, rendering and overall smooth transitions and bokeh. After all, lenses - especially of the build quality of Zeiss - last a lifetime, so you owe it to yourself to save for the best and buy it once and enjoy the quality for a lifetime.
    Date published: 2014-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Image Quality Fantastic image quality, especially wide open. Excellent corners and coma make it ideal for night photography. Wonderful build quality as expected from Zeiss. Does not fog up in very cold weather, so ideal for long exposure photography.
    Date published: 2015-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Match for D800E I was extremely disappointed with Nikkor 16-35mm F4 and Nikkor 24mm F1.4 on D800E. D800E didn't mercy best from its own family! So I sadly opt for my old trusty D700 for wide angle work. And D800E for 70-200mm F2.8 VR2 and 105mm F2.8 Macro lenses. Thing changed once it got this 15mm F2.8 Distagon from Zeiss. The Zeiss 15mm F2.8 is now permanently mounted on D800E, and D700 now serving mid to long lens job. My simple advise to D800E owner, get this lens for your landscape work. You will be happy, guaranteed.
    Date published: 2014-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a Zeiss. Nuff Said! Stunning. Breath-taking. Microcontrast. Yes, everything you have read is true. Yes, it cost money. Yes, it will last a lifetime. No, no one can tell you if it is worth it. What does that mean, anyway? The last 5 or 10 percent of improvement cost 100% more -- in everything. No flare. Shoot right into the sun. Get close. Shoot wide open. If you understand what that can do for your photography, you can take advantage of this MANUAL focus lens. If not, then save the dollars. Always, buy great glass. You'll go through many bodies, but you'll keep the glass.
    Date published: 2016-01-10
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    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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