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

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

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

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

  • Ultra Wide-Angle Lens for Nikon F Mount
  • Excellent ZEISS Optical/Build Quality
  • Superb Chromatic Aberration Correction
  • Unparalleled Prevention of Color Fringes
  • Two Aspheric Lenses Improve Quality
  • Anti-Reflective Coating Cuts Stray Light
  • Integrated Lens Shade Protects Lens
  • Wide Field Angle of 110 Degrees
  • Focuses to Closer Than 10"
  • Manual Focus
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Style: With Built-In Lens Hood

With Built-In Lens Hood

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Canon EF Nikon F

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ZEISS 15mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

The ZEISS Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Nikon F Mount is a precision ultra wide-angle lens built with a Carl ZEISS T* anti-reflection coating that yields images with depth, contrast, and brilliance even under difficult lighting situations. It also delivers photos with contrasting edges, without color fringing. This ultra wide-angle provides the photographer with a tool that enables dramatic perspectives and creative possibilities. It's useful for landscape photography, interiors and other subjects that require its unique spatial organization. It focuses to 9.84" (24.99 cm).

The manual focus 15mm f/2.8 supports all key modes (e.g. aperture priority, shutter priority, program AE or manual exposure settings) on camera models equipped with an electronic interface--current Nikon DSLR cameras. The Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 comes with an F bayonet (ZF.2) mount for Nikon film and digital SLRs. It has an M95 x 1.0 size filter thread and a built-in lens shade.

F2-A, Nikkormat FT3, FM, FM2 (Manual only)
F2-AS (Manual & Shutter Priority only)
EM (Aperture Priority only)
EL, FE, FE2, FM3A, F3 (Manual only)
F301, F501, FG (Manual & Aperture Priority only)
FA, F4, F5 (all functions supported)
F70, F90, F90X, F100, F401, F601, F801, D1, D1X, D1H, F50, F55, F65, F75, F80, D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D3000, D5000 (all functions supported)
F6, D2-Series, D200, D300, D300s, D3, D3s, D3X, D700, D800, D800E, D4 (all functions supported)
FinePix S1Pro, S2Pro, S3Pro, S5Pro (all functions supported)
Kodak Pro 14n (all functions supported)
Extraordinary chromatic aberration correction
Prevention of color fringes caused by chromatic aberration almost without exception.
Two aspheric lenses, special types of glass with exceptional partial dispersion and the floating elements design, guarantee high image quality from close-up to infinity.
Anti-reflective coating and the advanced treatment of the lens edges with special dark black lacquers ensure insensitivity to reflections and stray light.
Whether salt crystals or drops of water-its integrated lens shade and standard filter thread afford the front lens optimal protection from wind and weather.
In the Box
ZEISS Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    ZEISS 15mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 15mm
    Comparable DX Focal Length: 22.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 110°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 24.99 cm
    Optical Design 15 Elements in 12 Groups
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 95 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 4.06 x 5.31" / 103 x 135 mm
    Weight 28.92 oz / 820 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 5.0 out of 5 by 24.
    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 Would probably bite the bullet and get the Milvus. Another Zeiss. I have shoot Hasselblad Zeiss for more than 40 years and Nikon ZF.2s beginning about 4 years ago in (my) digital age. There are those who see Zeiss as just another 3'rd party maker but this view simply misses the point. These lenses yield an image character all their own. Just read the other reviews including those covering other focal lengths. NOTE that some of these Nikon/Canon mount lenses are derived from rather old designs derived from now out of production camera companies. You really need to find out which ones are new and which are old. To add to confusion, Zeiss has been introducing new series' of lens including Otus and Milvus which have an entirely new look (style). The Milvus is the replacement ?? for the ZF.2 now called the Classic and both are still available at this time. It appears that the Milvus line is still being filled out - watch for more focal lengths. What you can know is that SOME of the Milvus' are essentially identical to the ZF.2's except for the styling. I was told by Zeiss that the 15mm f2.8, 21mm f2.8, and 135mm f2.0 APO ZF.2 vs Milvus versions are identical in optical design and that they differ only by 1) an improvement in coating, 2) the addition of weather sealing, and most obviously, 3) the shape of the outer barrel (the Milvus style). Others I didn't ask about. Some people object to the Milvus style. Price for each is similar but ZF.2 comes with big discount. I did a fairly decent comparison between my 15mm ZF.2 and its Milvus equivalent and I could see no difference at all including the coating issue (new coating on wide field lenses varies in some way radially outward from the center in order to reduce chromatic shift across the image).
    Date published: 2017-02-14
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    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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