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9.8 out of 10

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21 ZE

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Overall 10
10

As close as it gets to wide angle perfection!

denat, Amazon
23 January 2014
  • Summary: This is a premium piece of glass. I'm not really sure what adjectives to use in order to emphasize how amazing this lens is. This is one of the best lenses that you will ever own. Construction: It's a top quality, all metal construction with a truly elegant design. The design is different from L lenses, yet it looks and feels like superior quality in comparison. It is matte black with a smooth focusing ring.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent for Landscapes

jeetsukumaran, Adorama
17 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I traded my Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8 L USM II for this lens. I liked the 16-35, but was unhappy with the corners.<br /><br />The Zeiss 21 is simply incredible. Tack-sharp and contrasty from corner-to-corner. There also is a rich, textured vibrancy to the image that is especially apparent when the image has lots of detail: the famous Zeiss micro-contrast in action. I love the images that come out of this lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

First Zeiss lens

Lulu, Adorama
10 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I haven't had the lens long enough to thoroughly evaluate it, but from what I've seen so far, it's amazing. What I noticed immediately was the wonderful color saturation. The clarity is sparkling. I am taking this to Yellowstone in a few weeks. <br />I love this lens.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

The Sharpest Wide Angle I've Ever Used

Amazon Customer, 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

You WILL want this lens

Gavin Hardcastle, Adorama
29 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This is not a very versatile lens but what it does do is deliver super sharp, clear images. Build quality is excellent.<br /><br />Lens flar and sunstar are terrible and you can forget taking stich shots for panos etc. The more I go through my images taken with this lens the more I love it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Bad Lens Flare, Forget Panoramas
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Overall 10
10

great quality

dreamseeker, Amazon
20 March 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Build quality as beautiful as the images

Jac, Adorama
13 February 2013
  • Excerpt: This is just such a fine piece of equipment. Heavy, sturdy,smooth...like a sports car with power to spare. I really like the images too. Manual focus isn't an issue.<br />I've dropped this lens already and it may have dented the floor, not the lens!!<br />Nearly had a heart attack, but geez its well built.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens value

Darren, Adorama
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Just another great product made by Zeiss. Always consistent quality.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Sharp and easy to get the focus right

Takeshi I, Adorama
26 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I have 28-75mm f2.8, 100mm f2.0, 35mm f2.0, 8-16mm f4 fisheye, but I did not have relatively wide lens for my 5D Mark III and 7D. I considered wide zoom lens as well as prime from Canon and other makers, but Zeiss stood out as the best lens for the sharpness, although there was no auto focus and it was expensive. However, for the landscapes I wanted the best sharpness and i went ahead and purchased the Zeiss 21mm f2.8 lens.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy-to-use focus ring, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great Lenses

JayCro, Adorama
14 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I love the look of photos right out of the Canon 5Diii with the 21MM Zeiss. Minimal or no computer correction needed.Great build quality and the 5D is easy to manual focus and does so spot on
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Richvibrant color, Rugged, Strong Construction
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