Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Milvus Lens Compared to the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens

SpecificationsZeiss 15mm f/2.8 Milvus LensTamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
  Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Milvus Lens Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
Year Introduced20162014
Mounts OnFull-Frame, APS-CFull-Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups15/1218/13
Angle of View: Diagonal110°110° 32' - 71° 35'
Angle of View: Horizontal100°
Angle of View: Vertical76°
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/2.8-22 f/2.8-22
Number of Aperture Blades 9 9
Rounded Aperture? Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 33.4 oz  (947g) 38.8 oz  (1100g)
Actual Weight 29.5 oz  (835g) 37.8 oz  (1070g)
Lens Hood Weight 2.5 oz  (70g)
In-Use Weight 31.9 oz  (905g) 37.8 oz  (1070g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 4.03 x 3.94”  (102.3 x 100.2mm) 3.87 x 5.71”  (98.4 x 145mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 4.04 x 3.95”  (103 x 100.4mm) 3.88 x 6.01”  (98.5 x 152.7mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 3.95”  (100.4mm) 6.01”  (152.7mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / N
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 4.48 x 1.85”  (113.8 x 46.9mm) 3.88 x 0”  (98.5 x 0mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 5.42 - 5.42”  (137.6 - 137.6mm) 6.01 - 6.01”  (152.7 - 152.7mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.86”  (21.9mm) 0.54” / 1.1”  (13.8mm / 28mm)
Filter Size 95mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type USD
Full Time Manual Focus Y
Focus Ring Rotation 120° 120°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Engraved Y / Window
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 9.84”  (250mm) 11.02”  (280mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 9.8”  (249mm) 9.88” / 10.39”  (251mm / 264mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.11x 0.20x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 65°
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / Y /
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N Y / /
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? N / N /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 15mm = 1.98' 15mm = 2.09'
16mm = 2.21'
18mm = 2.41'
20mm = 2.66'
24mm = 3.14'
30mm = 3.71'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 15mm = 602mm 15mm = 636mm
16mm = 675mm
18mm = 735mm
20mm = 812mm
24mm = 956mm
30mm = 1132mm
 
Review Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Milvus Lens Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
 
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