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Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28

Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28
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  • 9 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)
  • Floating Elements Design
  • metal mount
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 ZF
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 lens construction
MTF Charts: 
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 mtf chart at f/2.0
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 mtf chart at f/4.0

Overview

Description by Zeiss:

This compact, moderate wide-angle lens is optimized to reduce stray light and reflections and is well suited for difficult lighting conditions. The combination of focal length and lens speed makes it suitable for a broad spectrum of applications. In the half-light of dawn or at dusk, or in interior spaces, the Distagon T* 2/28 lens is the perfect companion for the more daring photographer. It is at its best when the lights are low. Without forcing itself into the foreground, it discovers and highlights the details that would otherwise be lost in the dark.

Precise manual focus

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Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. Carl Zeiss SLR lenses stand out with their large rotation angle which enables precise focusing. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder. The high-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without play, thus also supporting the intuitive interaction with the focal plane. The precise engraving in meter and feet, and the depth of focus scale provide additional support for manually focusing.

Excellent image quality
The Carl Zeiss range of T* lenses offers the highest possible standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. Quite simply, they are superior in every way. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images, for example. And virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes – especially useful when photographing products and architecture.

Floating Elements Design

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State-of-the-art camera techniques and high-resolution digital image sensors increasingly demand more from the lenses. The modern floating element design compensates aberrations of the Carl Zeiss SLR lenses at different distance settings. This is accomplished by changing the axial distance of single lens elements or element groups to each other. The adjustment of the element distance is coupled to the distance setting so that it always results in the right correction. The mechanical design of these lens elements is very complex and the workmanship must be particularly exact – both specialties of Carl Zeiss.

Virtually distortion-free optics
Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles – SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss open up new composition possibilities. Distortion would disrupt the composition because straight lines, whose image does not go through the image center, would be reproduced with a curved shape.  This annoying effect is accordingly and largely compensated through elaborate optical designs at all focal lengths.

High-quality all metal mounts

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Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS lenses for decades of intense use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip metal focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing photographic experience.

 

 

 

Carl Zeiss Lenses for SLR Cameras - Camera Mounts

The manually focusable Carl Zeiss SLR lenses are available with EF bayonet (ZE), F bayonet (ZF.2). The possibilities of using scene programs, different types of exposure metering and individualized functions can be varied depending on the camera model.

 

zeiss-lenses-_zf2 ZF.2 Lenses
Lenses with F mount equipped with AI-apperture coupling and CPU
zeiss-lenses ze mount ZE Lenses
Lenses equipped with an EF bayonet for EOS cameras from Canon

 

Reviews

"If corner-to-corner sharpness is important, the lens can deliver it, but only if you stop down to ƒ/4 or ƒ/5.6 on a subframe digital sensor camera, or ƒ/5.6-ƒ/8 on a full-frame camera body.

The 28mm ƒ/2 Distagon produced softer results than we expected shot wide open. At ƒ/2 on our subframe

Post date: 28/10/2007 - 00:00

Specifications

Release Date: 
11/2009
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
16.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
2.3 TStop
Distortion: 
0.40%
Vignetting: 
-2.0 EV
Chr. aberration: 
12.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Nikon F mount
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
Manual Focus Only
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
28mm
Lens construction: 
10 lens elements in 8 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
9 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.0
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.24m
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
72.0mm
Length: 
96.0mm
Weight: 
500g - 580g
Body material: 
Metal
Filter Diameter: 
M 58 x 0.75

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