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Carl Zeiss 18mm Super Wide Angle Lens for SLR Cameras

Carl Zeiss announces new 18mm super wide angle lens for SLR cameras

Thornwood, New York - June 2008. Carl Zeiss expands its range of SLR lenses with the addition of the Distagon T∗ 3.5/18 super wide angle lens. With an impressive field of view of 99°, this new, rectilinear lens provides dramatic perspectives for architectural, landscape and close-range photography for photographers utilizing full-frame DSLRs or film-based cameras. The Distagon T∗ 3.5/18 is a derivative of the ZEISS designs for the Contax RTS series of cameras, but utilizing all modern materials and eco-friendly glass materials.

The Distagon T∗ 3.5/18 is designed with a floating lens element in the rear lens assembly, which results in impressive image quality from infinity to the closest focus range. Utilizing the superior ZEISS T∗ anti-reflective coating and critically designed interior elements, the lens is remarkably free from stray light artifacts and internal reflections. Images are brilliantly rendered, with extremely crisp resolution right to the edges - even at wide-open apertures under the most difficult lighting conditions. Like all Carl Zeiss SLR lenses, the Distagon T∗ 3.5/18 uses the ZEISS ‘color matching technology', which provides homogeneous color rendition across all focal lengths in the product range. The front filter diameter of 82 mm allows for use of standard screw-in filters when combined with the included lens shade.

In addition to the outstanding optical qualities, the special hallmarks of all ZEISS lenses are designed into the Distagon T∗ 3.5/18. This includes an all-metal mount for secure mounting to the camera, extreme robustness for professional applications in a wide range of conditions and precision workmanship which results in a ‘silky' smooth focus rotation.

The Distagon T∗ 3.5/18 ZF for F-mount cameras is scheduled for delivery beginning July 2008 through authorized Carl Zeiss photo dealers. The Distagon T∗ 3.5/18 ZK for K-mount cameras will be available within Q3/2008. The suggested list price is $1,450 and includes the standard lens shade. For more information about this new lens, please visit: www.zeiss.com/photo .

Technical Specifications
Focal length 18 mm
Aperture range f/3.5 - f/22 (1/ 2 stop intervals)
Number of elements / groups 13 /11
Focusing range 0.3 m (0.98 ft) - inf.
Angular field∗ (diag. / horiz. / vert.) 99 / 90 / 67 °
Coverage at close range 44 x 29 cm (1.7 x 1.1")
Image ratio at close range 1:12
Filter-thread M 82 x 0.75
Length (with caps)∗∗ 84 mm (3.3")
Diameter∗∗ 87 mm (3.4")
Weight∗∗ 470 g (16 oz.)
Camera mounts ZF (F bayonet)
ZK (K bayonet)
Accessories Lens Shade included

∗ referring to 35 mm format
∗∗ dimensions and weight may vary according to the camera mount

 

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Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21

Zeiss Distagon T∗ 2,8/21

An ultra-wide-angle lens with EF bayonet

Thornwood, NY – Dusk is falling in Manhattan, and a swarm of commuters on their way home are hurriedly crossing the street toward Grand Central Station. Behind them, the skyscrapers reflect the golden light of the setting sun. To capture this unique atmosphere, photographers need a fast wide-angle lens.

Carl Zeiss is proud to present the Distagon T∗ 2,8/21 ZE, an ultra-wide-angle lens with EF bayonet designed specifically for such tricky shooting moments. Designed to fit all analog and digital EOS camera models, it is ideal for architectural, landscape and a wide variety of other applications. It is also ideally suited for shooting HD video due to its wide focus rotation, superb image quality and minimal breathing characteristics. Following the recent release of the Distagon T∗ 3,5/18 ZE, the new Distagon T∗ 2,8/21 ZE is now the second Carl Zeiss wide-angle lens with EF bayonet on the market and the fourth lens in the ZE product range.

Photographers taking wide-angle shots often encounter image errors at the transition between bright and dark light as a result of lenses breaking the various wavelengths differently. The Distagon T∗ 2,8/21 ZE’s ability to flawlessly correct color errors prevents color fringing and unwanted lack of focus that can result from chromatic aberrations. Thanks to these capabilities, the Distagon T∗ 2,8/21 ZE is ideal for contrast-rich scenes and intense lighting angles. The lens’s floating elements design also guarantees high imaging performance, from close-ups to infinity. Thanks to the Carl Zeiss T∗ anti-reflex coating and meticulously-crafted lenses, the Distagon T∗ 2,8/21 ZE is not affected by reflections or stray light. Capturing scenes with tough lighting conditions, such as the summer dusk in downtown Manhattan, works every time — even with wide aperture settings.

The Distagon T∗ 2,8/21 ZE will be available in the Autumn of 2009 for a suggested retail price of $1,540.
For more information, visit www.zeiss.com/photo .

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Zeiss EF Mount Lenses

Zeiss Releases Two EF Mount Lenses

Two Fast Lenses for Canon EOS Cameras

Thornwood, NY, September 2008: Carl Zeiss is expanding its successful line of SLR lenses with the introduction of the Zeiss ZE Lenses with EF bayonet for all analog and digital EOS camera models.

As with all EF compatible lenses, the new ZE lenses from Carl Zeiss transfer all information exclusively via electronic contacts. This means that all exposure modes such as programmed auto exposure, shutter priority, aperture priority and manual setting are supported. The aperture setting is controlled from the camera body and the automatic focus confirmation remains available to an unlimited extent with these manual focus lenses. With digital SLRs, the lens data and all exposure data can also be accessed via the camera's EXIF file. Even E-TTL flash metering is supported.

The first lenses to be available will be the Planar T∗ 1,4/50 ZE and the Planar T∗ 1,4/85 ZE in the last quarter of this year. Further focal lengths will be added to the line within the next few months.

Focal length: 50mm, 85mm
Aperture scale: f/1.4 - f/16 (1/2 stop clicks)
Focusing range: 1.5' (0.45m) - infinity, 3.3 ‘ (1 m) - infinity Angular field, diag./horiz 45.4 / 38.4, 28.6 / 24
Coverage at close range: 6.3 x 9.4" (16 x 24 cm), 9.4 x 14" (24 x 36 cm)
Image ratio at close range: 1:6.7, 1:10
Number of elements/groups: 7 / 6, 6 / 5
Filter thread: M 58 x 0.75, M 72 x 0.75
Weight: 12 oz. (350 g), 21 oz (600 g)
Dimensions (with caps): 2.6" (66mm) diameter, 2.7 " (69mm) length, 3" (77mm) diameter, 3.3 " (85mm) length
List price: $660, $1,170

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