Review of Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 lens


Dustin Abbott has posted a review of the Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm lens. Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm lens is a super-wide-angle lens for Canon EF and Nikon F mount full frame SLRs.

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 Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 for Nikon F
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Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 for Canon EF
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From Dustin
“It is simply one the finest wide angle lenses that exists…period. You can count the ultra wide options that can compete optically on basically one finger. Its contrast is unrivaled, which gives images that extra “pop” that can set your work apart from the crowd.  Zeiss optics are a genuine joy to use, and despite a few shortcomings the Distagon 15mm is one of their finest.  If the prospect of manual focus and the price doesn’t turn you off, it is unlikely that anything about the actual lens will disappoint you..”Read the full review

Pros and Cons


  • Superior optical performance
  • Resolves into the corners
  • Exceptional contrast
  • Exceptional build quality
  • Smooth, accurate focus ring
  • Will accept traditional filters
  • Relatively low native distortion
  • Great looking sunstars
  • Chromatic aberrations are near non-existent
  • Exceptional color reproduction


  • Extravagant price
  • Manual focus only
  • Not weathersealed
  • Some ghosting when the sun is directly in the frame
  • Fairly strong vignetting at wide apertures
  • I’m not crazy about the lens cap design


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