Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 ZF
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OMG! This lens is very sharp indeed.
Bobby McNeal, B&H Photo
13 July 2014
Excerpt: I just got this lens after reading many reviews and hours of watching youtube videos to make sure I made the right decision. Boy, was I glad I did. I was leaning toward the Distagon 21mm f2.8 but something told me to go for the Distagon 28mm f2.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have three Zeiss ZF.2 lenses. I need to start using this Zeiss ZF.2 28mm more often! If you have several Zeiss lenses, the temptation is to go for the Zeiss ZF.2 15mm or Zeiss Zf.2 21mm first.
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: This lens is, like all the lenses in Zeiss' ZE, ZF.2 &c line, of unparalleled build quality. The lens is incredibly sharp, with mesmerising contrast, and creamy/smooth out-of-focus areas. The colour has a slight warmth of tone compared to Canon's optics, but not to any detriment in the image.
Excerpt: Having previously purchased the zeiss 50mm 1.4, i figured this lens would mantain that level of quality, well, i was wrong. This Lens is indeed better in many ways, such as no chromatic aberration or purple fringing present in backlight shots.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I do a lot of street photography and portraits, and this lens is fantastic for both. I could not believe the colors it produces when I first saw them. It is an awesome, magical lens. The manual focusing takes a while to get used to, but if you work for it, it's worth the results.
Excerpt: I carried a 24-70 lens and found most of the the time I was using 28-35 range. Given the size of weight advantage, I decided to go prime. I know I'll have to move around to frame a picture, but it is not big problem in general. It is a manual focus lens and It may take a little time to get used to!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Great lens, see the comparison below with one of the best lens ever made (no post production); in very low light of a XIII century church near Como lake. I was a little frightened to go back to a mf lens on my D700. Besides, no problems at all also with quick use "on the field".
Excerpt: I've acquired a variety of the Zeiss catalog from 18mm to 85mm and find this lens the most unique and versatile. The unusual and very appealing captures are due primarily to the fact that this lens behaves as a hybrid of sorts: Wide angle, bit of macro and telephoto.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction