The new 25/2 Distagon is a more compact lens than the 21/2.8 Distagon and it uses 67mm filters to match up with the great performing 50/2 and 100/2 Makro-Planar lenses. The new lens is a good all-around wide-angel lens, and I think the new 25mm will suit most users better than the ultra-wide 21mm, and the f/2 aperture adds some more flexibility as well, the only downside is the price!.
Zeiss press release
OBERKOCHEN, GERMANY, 27 October 2011
Exciting Perspectives in Low Light - Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2/25 ZE and ZF.2 moderate wide-angle lenses. The large image angle allows photographers to capture exciting perspectives.
With its excellent imaging quality at all aperture settings, the lens flexes its muscles particularly for photo documentaries in interior rooms where space is at a premium, as well as for pictures of objects, architecture and landscapes. In many situations, a flash is an unwelcome feature - at family gatherings, in a museum or in a church for example.
To capture the mood in such places, photographers gladly do without aggressive lighting and instead work with particularly high-speed lenses that enable short exposure times even under difficult lighting conditions.
The optical experts have now virtually eliminated the chromatic aberrations on these lenses through a special design and selection of materials. Selected types of glass and two aspheric surfaces prevent color fringes from appearing on high-contrast edges. Lens elements meticulously crafted to minimize stray light and reflections in the lens, and the Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to increase light transmission enable high-contrast image rendition and colour saturation.
"The Distagon T* 2/25 elegantly combines a compact design with a large initial aperture," explains Christian Bannert, Senior Director of Product Development in the Camera Lens Division at Carl Zeiss AG.
The previously available Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF.2 will continue to be on stock and supplements the new Distagon T* 2/25. Therefore, this new lens is also the first 25-mm lens of Carl Zeiss for the EF bayonet The Distagon T* 2/25 will be available end of 2011 at a recommended retail price of €1217 (excluding VAT)*.
Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon T* Specifications
Focal length 25 mm
Aperture range f/2- f/22
Number of lens elements/groups 11 elements, 1 group
Focusing range: 0.25 m - infinity
Angular field (diag./horiz./vert.) 81/ 71/ 51 degrees
Coverage at close range 219 x 144 mm
Image ratio at close range 1 : 5.9
Filter thread M67 x 0.75
Length with caps 95 mm (ZF.2)
98 mm (ZE)
Diameter 71 mm (ZF.2)
73 mm (ZE)
Weight (nominal) 570 g (ZF.2)
600 g (ZE
Mounts ZF.2 (F bayonet)
ZE (EF bayonet)