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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21 ZK

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Carl Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* 2.8/21 review by straf

straf, slrgear.com
25 October 2012
  • Summary: This lens is outstanding. Mounted on a K5, I could not be more pleased. A great combination.
  • Pros: solid and sharp
  • Cons: heavy
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Carl Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* 2.8/21 review by Bazelmans

Bazelmans, slrgear.com
4 April 2012
  • Summary: This lens has brought to me everything I wished for. And even more than that. It's better than I could imagine. It's versatile. It's magical. It's a dream coming true. I was a little bit afraid of the distortion mentioned by others, but I am very very glad I bought this lens. The distortion is much less than I feared. There is vignetting at wide lens openings, but I can't say it is a con, because sometimes it adds to the atmosphere in the photo.
  • Pros: Contrast, sharpness, colour reproduction, low CA, low fringing, flare suppression, close focusing distance, bokeh, build quality, focusing
  • Cons: This lens has brought to me everything I wished for. And even more than that. It's better than I could imagine. It's versatile. It's magical. It's a dream coming true.
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Carl Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* 2.8/21 review by jtorral

jtorral, slrgear.com
14 September 2010
  • Summary: Hundreds of sample images on a canon with thi slens can be found here http://www.zeissimages.com/showgallery.php?
  • Pros: Contrast, Sharpness, Lack of distortion, build
  • Cons: 82mm filter can be expensive
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Carl Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* 2.8/21 review by telecommuter

telecommuter, slrgear.com
7 June 2010
  • Summary: I use this lens on a 1Ds M III, and it took me a very short time to adjust to manual focus. In essence this is a special lens. It is special due to the edge to edge sharpness, and the wonderful vibrancy of the colors. I am still some way from dialing in the processing of the RAW images as the degree of saturation and contrast are radically different from my "L" series lenses. My initial results have been too contrasted, and the issue is me, not the lens.
  • Pros: build quality, unique, detailed color rendering
  • Cons: no storage bag at this price point? WTF?
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Carl Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* 2.8/21 review by tuneintokyo

tuneintokyo, slrgear.com
20 January 2010
  • Summary: The 21mm is by far the best wide angle lens I've used. As all Zeiss lenses this one is manual focus... but that's not a major issue. I'm using it with the Canon 5D MKII and I'm 100% satisfied. Here are a couple shots I took with the lens. I hope you enjoy: http://tinyurl.com/y9ehsre I would suggest this lens if you don't mind manual focus. If you depend on AF then Zeiss lenses aren't for you.
  • Pros: sharp from corner to corner, built solid
  • Cons: no AF
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