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Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* 35mm Primes
This ultra wide angle lens is ideal for capturing breathtaking moments in dramatic perspectives. The Distagon T* 3,5 / 18 offers excellent image performance over the entire image field. The precision floating elements design offers constant high performance over the entire distance range from 0.3 m (0.98 ft) to infinity. Optimum reflection absorption combined with the Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflex coating allow for brilliant pictures even under difficult lighting conditions. Extremely contrasting edges are captured without color fringes due to the optimal color correction. Even combined with a digital SLR using a DX type sensor, this lens has an effective focal length of 27 mm, providing an interesting wide angle perspective. The Distagon T* 3,5 / 18 is available with F bayonet (ZF) and K bayonet (ZK). Above all, it is ideal for landscape, architecture and commercial photographers.
Submitted by filmaren a Professional
Date Reviewed: November 21, 2009
Strengths: Tone and rendition
Weaknesses: some flare in exstreme situations
A wonderful Wide angle on a full frame camera like canon 5Dmk2 or nikon D3x.
Very handy, good handling, Excellent performance in real life situations, Forgiving DOF for walkabout photos. A first choise for interior photos.
Outperforms the very heavy and clumsy but opticallly excellent nikon 14-24 on a D3x in a comparative test(at f8, else it was mor or less a draw).
To get something better you have to enter the medium format using an Alpa camera and Rodenstock wide angles with a Phase one or other good digital back. Or possibly a Leica with Zeiss or Leica lenses.
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Purchased At: carl zeiss online sh
Similar Products Used: Canon ef 20/2,8
Leitz Super Angulon 21/3,4
Type of photography: Other
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