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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 28 mm f/2.8

Manufacturer Carl Zeiss
Model Distagon T* 28 mm f/2.8
Lens style Wide angle
Focal length 28 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 75 o
Closest focusing distance 0.25 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 7 elements / 7 groups
Filter diameter 55 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Contax & Yashica
Dimensions 50 x 62.5 mm
Weight 280 g
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Average rating (5 owners reviews)
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4.87 Good
Owners reviews (5)
  1. PaulK
    PaulK 26 October 2013, 17:08
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    IP 83.117.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 175
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: strong vignetting and field curvature at F2.8, rapidly improves when stopped down, best at F8.0-11.0 somewhat nervous bokeh - but better than any zoom may flare

    Pros: on 5Dmkii clearly wins from Zuiko 28 (corner sharpness and distortion), EF17-40L (corners, distortion, CA), Nikon 28/2.8 Ai (contrast, center sharpness, color reproduction), EF24-105L (field curvature, corners, distortion, CA), Color-Skoparex 35/2.8 (sharpness), Distagon 25/2.8 (corners)

    Summary: my favorite wide angle equals C/Y Planar 1.7/50 in sharpness, great contrast, little distortion, very little CA, beautiful colors, good corners when stopped down

  2. amir
    amir 21 July 2012, 03:24
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    IP 88.71.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 290 eur
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: (on a D800) Some lateral CAs in the corners, not too bad though. Corners on full frame a bit soft, needs to be stopped down for good results. Noticable field curvature. Vignetting rather high when open.

    Pros: (on a D800) Very sharp and good contrast in the center. Very low distortion. Small, light weight. Flare rather low, you can shoot straight into the sun. Overall rather low CA.

    Summary: Small, cute wide angle lens that even works nicely on full frame. Should be stopped down a bit for good results.

  3. CarVac
    CarVac 2 February 2011, 23:00
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    IP 134.173.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: no clue
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: A bit flare prone.

    Pros: Perfect normal focal length on aps-c. Great sharpness, low distortion on crop. Good sharpness on fullframe. Compact.

    Summary: A fine lens for use on Canon xxDs.

  4. Fabrizio
    Fabrizio 23 September 2010, 09:56
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    IP 93.63.x.x
    Owner since: 5 years
    Price: 250 eur
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None

    Pros: Build quality Very good resolution even if used on digital camera Very Low distortions

    Summary: Superlative value for the money, even if used on a camera with high resolution digital sensor

  5. bob
    bob 22 April 2010, 11:07
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    IP 89.204.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 250
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: No AF, no IS

    Pros: Superb Optics and bulit (all metal), fast

    Summary: Value for many is outstanding

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