The previously rumored Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 lens is now official ($1,699.00). Full press release and samples:
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. "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.
Lens elements meticulously crafted to minimize stray light and reflections in the lens, and theCarl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to increase light transmission enable high-contrast image rendition and color saturation.
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 theEF-bayonet.
The Distagon T* 2/25 will be available end of 2011 at a recommended retail price of €1217 (excluding VAT)*.
|Focal length||25 mm|
|Aperture range||f/2 to f/22|
|Number of lens elements/groups||11/10|
|Focusing range||0.25 m - infinity|
|81° / 71° / 51°|
|Coverage at close range**||219 × 144 mm (close-up)|
|Image ratio at close range||1 : 5.9 (close-up)|
|Filter thread||M67 × 0,75|
|Length with caps||95 mm (ZF.2)
98 mm (ZE)
|Diameter||71 mm (ZF.2)
73 mm (ZE)
|Weight||570 g (ZF.2)
600 g (ZE)
|Mounts||ZF.2 (F bayonet)
ZE (EF bayonet)
Sample images taken with the new Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2/25 (click on image for larger view):