Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM
Showing 1-10 of 18
DanT, B&H Photo
16 April 2014
Excerpt: I have number of Japanese Zeiss lenses and a German made 15mm . The fit, finish and optical design is excellent on all of them. The only complaint is some of the lenses have excess grease oozing out of the rear portion of the lens. I have had to clean this up with a toothpick and lens tissue.
Summary: What's so surprisingly good about the Zeiss 21mm ZM lens is its sharpness across the frame. It's astonishing, honestly, to see how much sharpness you get within an image. I can pixel-peep my images from my M-E and see barely any distortion or fudging of details.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens, on impulse, for a trip with my M9. I already own the incredible 28mm Summicron, but thought something a bit wider may be necessary, and the Leica 21 was not in stock (no surprise). I was not at all disappointed. This lens is incredibly sharp, edge to edge, even at 2.8!
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have purchased and used on my M9 Leica's Summicron lenses at 35 and 50mm, and really appreciate them for their handling and sharpness, but chose to give this Zeiss wide angle lens a try after reading various reviews.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Summary: I recently purchased this item and was a bit dubious about my ability to use it properly. I can honestly relate that i am greatly pleased with this lens and have taken pictures that show detail very well and that show colors that are outstanding. It is every bit as good as I was told it would be.
Excerpt: First off.. this is a no compromise lens. Excellent, super sharp performance. Some online reviews say it's sharper than the Leica 21mm 2.8 which is over twice as much. I used this initially with my (cropped sensor) M8 as a 28mm and now I use it with an M9.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I took this lens with an M9 and a 5Dii with a 24TS2 downtown this morning. Both gave great results but I got more "wow" from the M9/21. No distortion for my eye. Plenty of room for my photographic skills to grow with this, but that's the right way around.