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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 4/18 ZM
8.3 out of 10

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 4/18 ZM

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Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 4/18 ZM

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Overall 4
4.0

A sharp lens, BUT...

Frank N. Stein, B&H Photo
9 June 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for use with my Leica M-P 240. At first I was pretty enthused about the lenses quality, a Zeiss in the end... But, after three weeks of working with it, it became obvious that it was a bad idea to spend money on this lens, intended to become the super wide end of my arsenal.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

rodney r johnson, Amazon
8 April 2015
Overall 10
10

Fantastic ultrawide for Leica M.

Kon Peki, Amazon
17 July 2014
  • Summary: I love this lens and use it on a Leica M (240). My other lenses are the 35mm Summilux ASPH II (FLE), 50mm Summilux ASPH, and 90mm Summarit. Coded as a 21mm f/2.8 (non-aspherical), there are no noticeable color shifts. This can be manually designated in the camera menu.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice super wide angle lens

Gabe, B&H Photo
7 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I have this lens for my leica M9. Images are sharp under sunlight. Not suggest for poor light photos.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

great super wide from Zeiss

Jack, B&H Photo
31 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I use the 18mm Distagon with my Leica M240 It is a great wide angle for: Landscape / Seascape / Geometric forms It is less useful for urban and street photography, as the objects (people, buildings, signs, etc.
  • Pros: Creative, Excellent build quality, Precision Tool
  • Cons: Distortion, Vignetting
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Overall 6
6.0

Problems with magenta vignetting

Taoswoman, B&H Photo
22 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought the lens to use on a Leica M Typ 240. I wanted the lens for landscapes and it works beautifully under some lighting conditions. But depending on the angle of the lens to the sun I was getting significant magenta vignettes. Other than that, the image quality is wonderful.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens

B. Baghai "Happy Boy", Amazon
3 February 2013
  • Summary: I am a Leica owner and I bought this lens for shooting indoors. I own the Noctilux and the 35mm Summilux and I have to say the build quality is nothing short of the Leica lenses at a fraction of the cost. The focus ring is silky smooth to operate straight out of the box (unlike the Leica lenses!
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Overall 10
10

Excellent lens

Stu, B&H Photo
18 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Product used on a Leica M9. It uses available filters,amd is extremlyb sharp. Someday I hope to be able to purchase the Zeiss 18mm viewfinder for it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Another Hidden Gem for your m9

Billy Osva, Adorama
20 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I really love this lens. It has the right price, its built like a tank, its small, durable, light... Well I used to think I would never use a lens like that. Its a pretty uncommon choice and I had to think a lot before buy it.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Lens!

Brett, B&H Photo
2 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Build quality is exceptional and the lens is amazingly sharp. My first Zeiss lens for my M9 and I would definitely consider buying others.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
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