Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21 ZE
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The Sharpest Wide Angle I've Ever Used
Gavin Hardcastle, Amazon
29 May 2013
Summary: I rented this lens for 2 weeks during a photography road trip to the Midwest and it did not disappoint. My main requirement was sharpness and in that respect the Zeiss delivered the goods. The good points out weighed the bad points but please read my blog to see example photos and my full review.
Summary: Used in a long featured film with a canon 5d mk3 and works fantastic¡¡ something I really like is that the infinite focus is at the end of the focus wheel, clear and crisp images, I will buy the others of the series¡¡ it is like a tank¡¡ works great¡¡¡ does not distort to much at the edges, in the center and around it is almost perfect¡
The ultimate wide angle lens for full-frame cameras.
David Siegfried, Amazon
24 March 2013
Summary: This is it. The One. This is the magical "just right" wide angle lens that every serious 35mm landscape photographer *must* have in his or her kit. It's not so crazy wide that it reduces everything way down in the far horizon, capturing mostly massive sky and foreground, but wide enough that it surpasses the typical 24mm wide angle lens by quite a bit.
Summary: I'm very happy with this lens. It's solid metal so heavier than normal lens. Color and sharpness are much better than other brands. If you aren't comfortable with manual lens, then get a manual focus screen for your camera. Not sure all the camera brands make these or not, but this screen makes manual lens so much easier to use.
Summary: This was an excellent purchase at a unbeatable price ($1,400). I love this Zeiss lens; it provides you with great sharpness and very low chromatic aberration. I hope that one day I can own a CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 cinema zoom lens. Cheers!
Summary: I bought this lens being a landscape photographer and knowing about the reputation of Cal Zeiss lenses. This lens absolutely rocks in picture clarity and contrast.The service of the seller is impeccable. I got this lens this morning just before hurricane Sandy made land fall. observations; It's heavy according to the shipping weight registered by Fedex at about 3 lbs. upon initial looking at the lens, it was made VERY well.
Summary: This lens is probably the finest lens I own due to it's sharpness, contrast, color saturation and overall resolution of detail. It's well-made and fairly easy to focus. I shoot product, food and architecture and don't miss the AF as I am usually tethered to my Mac. One area I've noticed that I have to compensate for is that the lens is about 1/2 to 3/4 of a stop darker at a given f-stop compared to my 35, TS-E II 24 or 14 II mm Canon L lenses.
Summary: I have a Canon 5D MKII and bought this lens instead of the 16-35mm Canon lens. I like the clarity of prime lenses and didn't think I would like the the short end of the Canon lens (too wide for my taste). 21mm is just right. Because picture size is constant from lens to lens, things in the picture get relatively smaller as the shots get wider. I like walking up closer (making the subject bigger) and getting more in the shot.
Solid construction and produces beautiful pictures...
C. Tipton, Amazon
4 October 2010
Summary: The first thing you notice when picking up the Zeiss 21mm f2.8 distagon is the amazing construction. This thing is built so much better than even the spectacular lenses in the Canon L lineup. You can just feel the quality in the construction and weight of the lens. It feels like it's twice as heavy as my Canon 24-105mm L. Even the hood feels like it's a step above the cheap plastic hoods that Canon makes for it's lenses.