Zeiss have just announced a new lens to their SLR line up, the superb Zeiss 15mm f2.8 T* Distagon. I love my Zeiss lenses because of their aesthetic minimalism and great performance and I think this lens is a must-have lens for landscape shooters among others; a lens made for night-time star and northern lights photography, I find it difficult to find the indefinitely mark on the Nikkor 14-24mm lens, shooting in the dark.
Carl Zeiss would like to introduce the newest member of their SLR family - the super wide angle lens Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/15 for Nikon ZF.2 and Canon ZE. This lens features a newly developed optical design and extends the range of the current SLR lenses.
Distortion is usually quite an issue with super wide angle lenses. The Distagon T*2.8/15 controls distortion extremely well, producing naturally proportioned images. The robust all-metal barrel of the Distagon T* 2,8/15 is designed for decades of reliable service. A long focus rotation with smooth action is perfect for photographers who want to take control of their picture making, as well as for film-makers looking for superior focus control. The lens shade is integrated into the design and helps to protect the lens surface from unintentional damage. The 95mm filter thread accepts all standard filters, including the recently released Carl Zeiss T* UV and POL filters.
With an extra large angle of view of 110 degrees in combination with a fast f/2.8 aperture, the Distagon T* 2,8/15 enables the features for dramatic perspectives and performance demanded by the most ambitious landscape and architectural photographers. With a unique ability to capture events in a natural and extraordinary manner, it is also an ideal companion for advertising, journalism and commercial photography.
The Distagon T* 2,8/15 utilizes two aspheric lenses and special types of glass material with abnormal partial dispersion to provide an extraordinary correction of chromatic aberration. A floating elements design guarantees high image quality from close-focus up to infinity.