Thursday, October 27, 2011

Distagon 25mm f/2.0 for SLR official

Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2/25 ZE and ZF.2
OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 27.10.2011.
Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2/25 ZE and ZF.2 moderate wide-angle lenses. The large image angle allows photographers to capture exciting perspectives. With its excellent imaging quality at all aperture settings, the lens flexes its muscles particularly for photo documentaries in interior rooms where space is at a premium, as well as for pictures of objects, architecture and landscapes. In many situations, a flash is an unwelcome feature — at family gatherings, in a museum or in a church for example. To capture the mood in such places, photographers gladly do without aggressive lighting and instead work with particularly high-speed lenses that enable short exposure times even under difficult lighting conditions.
The optical experts have now virtually eliminated the chromatic aberrations on these lenses through a special design and selection of materials. Selected types of glass and two aspheric surfaces prevent color fringes from appearing on high-contrast edges. "The Distagon T* 2/25 elegantly combines a compact design with a large initial aperture," explains Christian Bannert, Senior Director of Product Development in the Camera Lens Division at Carl Zeiss AG.
Lens elements meticulously crafted to minimize stray light and reflections in the lens, and the Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to increase light transmission enable high-contrast image rendition and color saturation.
The previously available Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF.2 will continue to be on stock and supplements the new Distagon T* 2/25.Therefore, this new lens is also the first 25-mm lens of Carl Zeiss for the EF-bayonet.
The Distagon T* 2/25 will be available end of 2011 at a recommended retail price of €1217 (excluding VAT)*.

Technical Data

Focal length
25 mm
Aperture range
f/2 to f/22
Number of lens elements/groups
Focusing range
0.25 m - infinity
Angular field**
81° / 71° / 51°
Coverage at close range**
219 × 144 mm (close-up)
Image ratio at close range
1 : 5.9 (close-up)
Filter thread
M67 × 0,75
Length with caps
95 mm (ZF.2)
98 mm (ZE)
71 mm (ZF.2)
73 mm (ZE)
570 g (ZF.2)
600 g (ZE)
ZF.2 (F bayonet)
ZE (EF bayonet)

It doesn't look too big, which may appeal to some who had size/weight concerns.
Now we need some MTF charts, reviews, and what not!

The 16mm Distagon will have to wait apparently.

(Thanks Michael, Mistral)


  1. Love it, and so compact ! Just what i was hoping for. A bit worried about the price tho, recommended retail of €1217 (excl.VAT) ends up at about the same price as the 21/2.8 is now ... Shouldn't it be cheaper ? Let's hope the stores take this recommended price lightly.

  2. I doubt that we will see the lens go for less than MSRP. Other than discontinued lenses, like the original ZF's I dont think I have ever seen a Zeiss being sold for less than full retail.