Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2 ZE Lens Press Release


Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2/28 with EF bayonet

Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2 ZE Lens Press Release

The Expert for Half-light

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 12.10.2009. The breaking dawn is a special time for photo- graphers. When the early-morning sun reluctantly chases away the still-glistening dew on the trees, this delicate transition between night and day creates moments of calm and anticipation. But without a tripod at hand, these shots will only succeed with a lens that can handle intense light.

Carl Zeiss today introduces the wide-angle lens Distagon T* 2/28 ZE with EF bayonet, suitable for all analog and digital EOS camera models. With an initial aperture opening of 1:2, it is among the most light-intense of its kind in its focal length. From landscape photography at dawn to interior shots with weak lighting and close-up portraits, the Distagon T* 2/28 ZE offers photographers plenty of room for creativity when a tripod is not used. Following the recent introduction of its two ultra-wide-angle lenses, the Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZE and the T* 2,8/21, the new Distagon T* 2/28 ZE is Carl Zeiss’ first moderate wide-angle lens with EF bayonet.

Despite its high light intensity and complex retro-focus construction, the Distagon T* 2/28 ZE has a compact build. These characteristics make the lens a highly versatile and performance-driven tool for all types of photographers. Even with its wide angle, the lens enables photographers to play fully with an image’s depth of focus. With a wide aperture opening, for example, one can effectively separate the motif from its background. With a small aperture opening, photographers can use the sharpness of the lens system for the entire image range. The floating elements design guarantees high imaging performance each time, from close-ups to infinity, enabling the photo- grapher to make razor-sharp close-up images of even the tiniest objects. Thanks to the Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating and meticulously crafted lenses, the new Distagon T* 2/28 ZE deals effortlessly with reflections and stray light. Brilliant pictures work every time, even under tough lighting conditions such as a breaking dawn.

The Distagon T* 2/28 ZE will be available starting autumn for a suggested retail price of EUR 965.55 (excluding VAT)*.

Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2 ZE Lens

Technical specifications:

Focal length: 28 mm
Aperture range: f/2 - f/22
No. of elements/groups: 10/8
Focusing range: 0.24 m - infinity
Angular field** (diag./horiz./vert.): 74/64/45°
Coverage at close range: 18 x 12 cm (close-up)
Image ratio at close range: 1:4.7 (close-up)
Filter thread: M 58 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps): ø 72.4 mm, length 96 mm
Weight: 580 g
Mounts: ZF (F bayonet)
ZK (K bayonet)
ZE (EF bayonet)
Accessories: Lens hood included

* As of October 12, 2009
* refers to small camera format

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