Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZF
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Why Did I Wait So Long?
Roowad, B&H Photo
15 July 2015
Excerpt: I bought this lens to use on my D7100. It's probably one of the finest lenses that I've owned in a long time. The images are clean and tack sharp. To manually focus is easy with the in-camera focus indicator and it is silky smooth.
Excerpt: I use Zeiss ZF.2 lenses with a Nikon D800. I have the 35mm f/2.8 and the superb 25mm f/2. I also use Zeiss lenses from a Hasselblad on this camera. A full frame camera demands excellent optics. This 18mm lens is absolutely superb.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I also have the 15mm from Zeiss, which is much more expensive, but I'm just as happy with this lens, the image quality and sharpness is amazing, lighter, and 1/3 the price. It also works well with existing filter systems, where the 15mm does not. Highly recommended!
Excerpt: Incredibly sharp out to the corners, great contrast. A far superior lens to any of Nikon's equivalent or even close focal length lenses. I have the Nikon 16-35mm F4 VR zoom and it is very sharp, though not so much as this lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Overall, it is a solid-built lens from Zeiss. Feeling tough holding in hand. I don't shoot large aperture with this lens because it's for landscapes, so the f/3.5 is OK for me. The image quality turns out pretty good as expected.
Excerpt: I love using Zeiss lenses on my Nikon. Who needs autofocus?!? This is a heavy lens because it is so solid. Focus is smooth. Aperature ring snaps ever half stop. Images are sharp. Wish it was faster, but you can't have everything.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Great wide angle lens. Manual focus is ok but I still prefer Autofocus on longer focal lengths. I was going to buy the Zeiss Distagon 21 f2.8 but already own the Nikor 24-70 f2.8 and decided the focal length of the 21 was too near the 24-70. Glad I did get this 18mm.