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Widen your imagination

Distagon T* 2,8/15

Infinitely wide horizons, cramped interiors or small objects in large surroundings - with the Distagon T* 2,8/15, you can deliberately orchestrate extreme perspectives with remarkable precision.

Distagon T* 2,8/15

Widen your imagination

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    Distagon T* 2,8/15

    Widen your imagination

    With a field angle of 110°, the super wide-angle Distagon T* 2,8/15 is the ideal companion when it comes to capturing events in a way that makes them dynamic and extraordinary. 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.

    The technically impressive features of the Distagon T* 2,8/15 include extraordinary chromatic aberration correction as well as two aspheric lens elements, special types of glass with exceptional partial dispersion and a floating elements design guaranteeing high image quality from close-up to infinity. Allowing you unlimited possibilities to let your imagination run free.

    The Distagon T* 2,8/15 can be converted to a version without the integrated lens hood by ZEISS Service:
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    Technical specifications:

    Focal length 15 mm
    Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22
    Focusing range 0.25 m – ∞
    Number of elements/groups 15/12
    Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 110°/100°/76°
    Coverage at close range 340 x 221 mm
    Filter thread M 95 x 1.0
    Dimensions (with caps) ø 103 mm, length 132-135 mm
    Weight 730g - 820g
    Camera mounts F Mount (ZF.2)
    EF Mount (ZE)

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    Distagon T* 2,8/15

    Design

    In SLR systems, when extremely large image angles are needed, the distance between the rear element and the image plane must be considerably longer than the focal length – the original field of application of Distagon lenses. This advanced retrofocus design can also be put to outstanding use in modern, highly corrected lenses with longer focal lengths.

    Distagon with 15 lens elements in 12 groups
    Lens with aspheric surface
    Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion
    "Floating Elements" design

    Distagon T* 2,8/15

    Features

    ZEISS Classic lenses – a tradition of excellence

    The ZEISS Classic lenses have enjoyed an outstanding reputation with photographers all over the world for many years now – and rightly so. The solid all-metal mount ensures constant functionality and image performance, regardless of the number of photographs taken. Manual focusing promotes creativity in the design of the image.

    Aspherical design

    The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lens.

    Floating Elements Design

    Today’s camera technologies and high-resolution sensors demand continuous improvement of lens performance. Thanks to the use of the latest floating element design principles, optical aberration effects in ZEISS lenses are reduced to a minimum throughout their entire focusing range. This is achieved by variation of the axial distance between individual lens elements or groups. This adjustment of the lens-to-lens distance is coupled to the distance setting to ensure correct compensation at all times. The mechanical construction of these lenses is extremely complex and they must be assembled with utmost precision – both of which are key competencies of ZEISS.

    Excellent resolution and high contrast

    Richly saturated and vivid colours are a must in the creation of lasting impressions. However, stray light within an optical system leads to a lightening of the image that is particularly noticeable in the shadows. This reduces image contrast, with the result that exposures lack contrast and appear faded. To avoid this, ZEISS combines various specially developed technologies to reduce the undesirable effects of stray light.

    Virtually distortion-free optics

    Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles – ZEISS lenses 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.

    Homogeneous image quality throughout the image field

    ZEISS lenses are famous for their extraordinary image quality. Even with challenging subjects, perspective, color and light are optimally rendered – throughout the entire 35 mm image field. For this reason, we place great emphasis on particularly high image quality, e.g. low distortion and outstanding stray light reduction for rich colors.

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    Blog Articles

    Imagery from the cutting edge
    Into the Wild | 2015-05-05 15:26:35 |

    Imagery from the cutting edge

    He hangs from cliffs and dives out of helicopters. Whenever and where ever there is adventure, David Clifford is in his element. The ace photographer from Aspen, Colorado has a legendary reputation in the outdoor sports scene. ZEISS lenses are with him on every assignment and each adventure. ...

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    A lens kisses a whale shark
    Into the Deep Blue | 2014-11-13 17:08:13 |

    A lens kisses a whale shark

    Two things have fascinated David Hinkel for a long time: photography and oceans. He likes to search for impressive motifs under the water’s surface, whether it’s the colorful animals that live near a reef or the large marine animals. And with the ZEISS Distagon T* 2,8/15, ...

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    Fire and ice cave
    News | 2014-10-01 14:44:39 |

    Fire and ice cave

    Stefan Blawath loves mountains, nature, light – and photography. With the ZEISS Distagon T* 2,8/15 he succeeded in taking some quite unique pictures inside a glacier cave in Iceland.Stefan Blawath travels frequently ...

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    Mountain night and mountain light
    Lights in the Night | 2014-03-31 09:09:40 |

    Mountain night and mountain light

    David Bumann reveals mountains in the darkness of night and in the bright glow of pyrotechnics and light effects. His images, taken with long exposure times and often a great deal of effort, are both unusual and impressive. And he captures them with ZEISS lenses.Look at David Bumann‘s pictures ...

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    Lights in the night sky – lost in another world
    Lights in the Night | 2014-02-06 16:00:36 |

    Lights in the night sky – lost in another world

    A clear night sky has always appealed to Loscar Numael. No smog and no light pollution — conditions you will only find outside in nature. When Numael points his ZEISS lenses at the sky — toward the Milky Way above California, for example, or the Northern Lights — he loses himself in ...

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    Reviews & Awards

    Reviews

    kenrockwell.com
    "This Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon is a full-frame, manual-focus-only, fully meter- and EXIF-coupled lens for Nikon or Canon SLRs..."
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    the-digital-picture.com
    "The Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens is, arguably, the best ultra-wide angle landscape lens available..."
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    Awards

    ColorFoto
    Issue 08, 2012 (German Magazine)

     

    ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

    ProfiFoto
    Issue 04, 2015 (German Magazine)

     

    ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

     

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