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8.4 out of 10

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 ZF

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Overall 10
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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. I could not wait to test it out so I went to the Woodlands Mall and my goodness I was impressed with the results. It is slow to focus at first but after awhile you get the hang of it and it becomes joy.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Great General-Purpose Lens

magamba, B&H Photo
9 April 2014
  • 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. But the Zeiss 28mm is small and rugged, and I am never disappointed with the ability of this lens to bring me in a little closer to the details of a landscape.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Zeiss glass is just so good

Joe, B&H Photo
28 February 2014
  • Excerpt: The glass is just so good, I use to shoot with the 20mm from Nikon but now I can see that everything is great. Colour sharpness, you name it.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great for Pro Video

Denaran, B&H Photo
5 July 2013
  • 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. Besides this lens is very sharp, even at its widest aperture. I chose this lens over the Zeiss 21mm, since it provided me with a medium type of wide lens.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Dude...WOW

Max, B&H Photo
21 March 2013
  • 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. Even at f/2, it is really sharp, maybe a TINY bit soft in the corners, but nothing worth complaining about. It also has really nice bokeh, as a sidenote.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Excellent wide-angle lens

p6design, B&H Photo
30 November 2012
  • 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! But I used to own a Contax camera, manual focus was mandatory.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful

Aldo, B&H Photo
30 August 2012
  • 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". I'm very happy with this lens.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Very unique and versatile

Kinchi, B&H Photo
12 March 2012
  • 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. This simply means one can focus within a very close distance to an object, say a flower or person, while capturing a wide angle background, say a forest or ocean, while adding a bit of bokeh if you choose.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

One of the Best Primes Ever Made

bubuli, B&H Photo
8 June 2011
  • Excerpt: My staple 28/2 before I got this lens was the Nikon 28/2 Non-AI (AI-converted). I didn't expect much from it until I took my first photo from it wide-open: I could not believe it, I thought I took the picture stopped down! the contrast and detail is just heads and shoulders above my Nikon!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Lens cap, Vignetting
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Overall 10
10

One more Zeiss gem

UdoinDesert, B&H Photo
20 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Using this lens for street shooting and landscape work makes it quite versatile for me. Mechanics, i.e. built, materials, moving parts are top like all Zeiss lenses in this line up. f/2 delivers a bright viewfinder and allows for more creative composition. This is a manual focus lens, which might slow down the process from time to time. Using it on DX cameras, the achieved field of view corresponds almost to 'normal' view and makes a nice one-lens walk around combo.
  • Pros: 3D like imaging, Color rendering, Consistent Output, Durable, Micro contrast, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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