Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE hands-on at The Phoblographer. This lens is a superlative wide-angle prime with outstanding optical properties. As The Phoblographer states: «for when Canon’s L series isn’t good enough», and «the lens is made extremely well with fit and finish being absolutely fantastic. The build seriously puts Canon’s L series to shame».
Please have a look to the review if this lens is in your thoughts. Sample images are provided. From the conclusion:
There is an extremely luxurious feel to this lens and the quality of the shots is fantastic. You can use it for a lot of things: architecture, landscapes, creative portraits and wherever you’d like a nice, large field of view. Just make sure you’re using this on a full frame camera, or else you end up with a more pedestrian 28mm or 35mm focal length (depending on your crop factor). Zeiss lenses will cost you but we are talking the difference between driving a Toyota or a BMW here
Tech specs (see also Zeiss’ site):
- Focal length 21 mm
- Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22
- Focusing range 0.22 m – ∞
- Number of elements/groups 16/13
- Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 90°/81°/59°
- Coverage at close range 18 x 12 cm
- Filter thread M 82 x 0.75
- Dimensions (with caps) ø 87 mm, length 110-112 mm
- Weight 600g – 720g
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