Excerpt: This is my eighth Zeiss lens and I continue to be amazed and impressed with the quality built into all my Zeiss lenses. This lens is no exception and is as stunning as other interviewers have stated with fantastic color reproduction and low distortion across the entire image. I have no issues with the lens cap seems to stay put. I use this lens for both video and photo.
Pros: Beautiful Color Render, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: As an architectural and real estate photographer, I use this lens about 95% of the time for the interior of homes and buildings. I cannot imagine a lens other than the Zeiss 15mm Distagon being better suited for this purpose...I need the ultra-wide angle to compose as much of the rooms as possible. I used to own the 14-24, and there's no doubt that is an excellent lens.
Excerpt: I've only had this lens for a few days, but so far the images I've made have been exceptional. I have to say, though that it does seem a little soft around the corners at apertures wider than f5.6. This lens shows some vignetting that can be easily corrected in software. Center sharpness is phenomenal. And, like all Zeiss lenses, it is built to last. I don't find the lens cap to be a problem like so many other reviewers have. It stays put.
Pros: Consistent Output, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Just received my 15 from B and H and have to say that it is a truly beautiful lens. The limited tests I shot with so far show that this lens excels above the rest. Punchy, sharp, gorgeous are but a few of the adjectives I'd use to describe the performance of this lens. I can't believe that some people actually sent theirs back because of the front lens cap. It's on there securely and appears to be working well.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: We use this on primarliy ona Canon Mark III and a CanonC300. This lens is crystal clear, the colors are beautiful, and it is super fast. We also own the CP2 15mm cinema version of this lens and it is exceptional with our rails and follow focus. We got this lens as a second unit and it seems equal to the Cinema version in optics, just not in build/functionality.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I do dislike the price tag, but after using this lens for the past two weeks, I have fogotten that only downside. I rented a number of very wide lenses made by Nikon, Zeiss and one other manufacturer while researching this purchase and the Zeiss 15mm proved the best at corner-to-corner sharpness, rendering and overall smooth transitions and bokeh.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have three Zeiss ZF.2 lenses. This is my favorite for producing dramatic photos of dramatic landscapes. Please note: this is not my most-used lens. The built-in lens hood works very well, but it keeps this lens from adapting to the Lee Filter System. Bummer. I use the Zeiss 21mm (which works great with Lee Filters) for more than twice as many photos as the Zeiss 15mm, especially during low-light situations. But when the light is right, nothing can beat this lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction