Zeiss ZE EF Mount Lenses For Canon EOS Cameras - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

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Carl Zeiss 15mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE     Print Carl Zeiss 15mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE Specifications analog/digital 110 1:9 22 9 polygonal 25 95 103 135 (incl. caps) 820 MF only | IF (FLE) 57 -/-     built-in, flower Zeiss/Cosina 2012 also available as ZF.2 and ZS; comes with big metal lens cap; Zeiss offers permanent lenshood removal service to enable slot-in filter systems for this lens; min. working distance is 9cm DxO Labs The Digital Picture; Popular Photography 06/2012
Carl Zeiss 18mm F3.5 Distagon T* ZE     Print Carl Zeiss 18mm F3.5 Distagon T* ZE Specifications analog/digital 99 1:12 22 9 polygonal 30 82 87 84 510 MF only | FLE 96 -/-     bayonet, flower, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2009 also available as ZF.2, ZE-I (2013), ZF-I and ZS-I (2013); min. working distance is 20cm PhotoZone tested on EOS 5D Mark II; DxO Labs
Carl Zeiss 21mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE     Print Carl Zeiss 21mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE Specifications analog/digital 90 1:5 22 9 polygonal 22 82 87 109 600 MF only | FLE 124 -/-     bayonet, flower, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2009 also available as ZF.2; min. working distance is 9cm PhotoZone tested on EOS 5D Mark II; DxO Labs
Carl Zeiss 25mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE-I     Print Carl Zeiss 25mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE-I Specifications     analog/digital 81 1:2.3 22 9 polygonal 17 58 64 90 (incl. caps) 460 MF only | FLE 327 -/- (ZF-IR/ZS-IR avail.) bayonet, flower, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2013 also available as ZF.2, ZF-I, ZF-IR, ZS-I and ZS-IR; min. working distance is 6cm; technical details taken from ZF.2 - add more weight for ZE and -I treatment  
Carl Zeiss 25mm F2.0 Distagon T* ZE     Print Carl Zeiss 25mm F2.0 Distagon T* ZE Specifications analog/digital 81 1:5.9 22 9 polygonal 25 67 73 98 600 MF only | FLE 123 -/-     bayonet, flower, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2011 also available as ZF.2; min. working distance is 8cm PhotoZone tested on EOS 5D Mark II; DxO Labs; Popular Photography
Carl Zeiss 28mm F2.0 Distagon T* ZE     Print Carl Zeiss 28mm F2.0 Distagon T* ZE Specifications analog/digital 74 1:4.7 22 9 polygonal 24 58 72.4 96 580 MF only | FLE 117 -/-     bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2009 also available as ZF-I version with special dust and moisture sealings and as ZF.2; min. working distance is 12cm PhotoZone tested on EOS 5D Mark II; DxO Labs
Carl Zeiss 35mm F2.0 Distagon T* ZE     Print Carl Zeiss 35mm F2.0 Distagon T* ZE Specifications analog/digital 62 1:5.3 22 9 polygonal 30 58 72 99 570 MF only | FLE 113 -/-     bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2009 also available as ZF-I and ZS-I version with special dust and moisture sealings and as ZF.2; min. working distance is 18cm PhotoZone tested on EOS 5D Mark II; DxO Labs
Carl Zeiss 35mm F1.4 Distagon T* ZE     Print Carl Zeiss 35mm F1.4 Distagon T* ZE Specifications analog/digital 63   16 9 polygonal 30 72 78 120 830 MF only | FLE 144 -/-     bayonet, flower, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2011 also available as ZF.2; min. working distance is 16cm DxO Labs; Popular Photography
Carl Zeiss 50mm F1.4 Planar T* ZE     Print Carl Zeiss 50mm F1.4 Planar T* ZE Specifications analog/digital 45.4 1:6.7 16 9 polygonal 45 58 66 69 350 MF only | SH 223 -/- (ZF-IR/ZS-IR avail.) bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2008 also available as ZF-I, ZS-I, ZF-IR and ZF.2; min. working distance is 36cm PhotoZone tested on EOS 5D Mark II; DxO Labs; Popular Photography 03/2011
Carl Zeiss 50mm F2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE     Print Carl Zeiss 50mm F2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE Specifications analog/digital 45 1:2 22 9 polygonal 24 67 75.4 91 570 MF only | FLE 303 -/-     bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2009 also available as ZF-I version with special dust and moisture sealings and as ZF.2; min. working distance is 10cm PhotoZone tested on EOS 5D Mark II; DxO Labs
Carl Zeiss 85mm F1.4 Planar T* ZE     Print Carl Zeiss 85mm F1.4 Planar T* ZE Specifications analog/digital 28.6 1:10 16 9 polygonal 100 72 78 85 700 MF only | SH (FLE) 243 -/- no (ZF-IR available) bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2008 also available as ZF-I version with special dust and moisture sealings, as ZF-IR and as ZF.2; min. working distance is 89cm PhotoZone tested on EOS 5D Mark II; DxO Labs; The Digital Picture; PopPhoto's Battle of the 85's
Carl Zeiss 100mm F2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE     Print Carl Zeiss 100mm F2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE Specifications analog/digital 25 1:2 22 9 polygonal 44 67 76 115 680 MF only | FLE 349 -/-     bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2009 also available as ZF-I version with special dust and moisture sealings and as ZF.2; min. working distance is 26cm PhotoZone tested on EOS 5D Mark II; DxO Labs; Zeiss 20k hours stress test of the industrial version (german)
Carl Zeiss 135mm F2.0 Apo Sonnar T* ZE     Print Carl Zeiss 135mm F2.0 Apo Sonnar T* ZE Specifications analog/digital 18.7 1:4 22 9 polygonal 80 77 84 130 (incl. caps) 930 MF only | SH (FLE) 268 (260 tested) -/-     bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2012 also available as ZF.2; min. working distance is 62cm; front part of the barrel - including the focus ring - extends during focussing DxO Labs; Popular Photography 06/2013
  • The lenses above make up the Zeiss Classic series. The series name was established long after the first models were released. It was introduced in 2015 to categorize this group of lenses against the then introduced Milvus and already existing Otus lens series.
Zeiss Interlock 15mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE           analog/digital 110 1:9 22     25 95 102.8 90 (excl. mount) 927 MF only   -/-     bayonet Zeiss/Cosina 2016 min. working distance is 9cm  
Zeiss Interlock 18mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE           analog/digital 100 1:7.4 22     25 77 90.2 82.7 (excl. mount) 722 MF only   -/-     bayonet Zeiss/Cosina 2016 min. working distance is 12cm  
Zeiss Interlock 21mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE           analog/digital 90 1:5 22     22 82 95.2 84.8 (excl. mount) 785 MF only   -/-     bayonet Zeiss/Cosina 2016 min. working distance is 9cm  
Zeiss Interlock 50mm F2.0 (Makro-Planar) T* ZE           analog/digital 45 1:2 22     24 67 80.8 64.2 (excl. mount) 720 MF only   -/-     bayonet Zeiss/Cosina 2016 min. working distance is 10cm  
Zeiss Interlock 100mm F2.0 (Makro-Planar) T* ZE           analog/digital 25 1:2 22     44 67 80.5 94 (excl. mount) 875 MF only   -/-     bayonet Zeiss/Cosina 2016 min. working distance is 25cm  
Zeiss Interlock 135mm F2.0 Apo Sonnar T* ZE           analog/digital 18.7 1:4 22     80 77 90 105.1 (excl. mount) 1126 MF only   -/-     bayonet Zeiss/Cosina 2016 min. working distance is 62cm  
  • Interlock lenses are the next step in Zeiss industrial lens design. They are now also available as ZE and specified to deliver resolutions high enough for line scan sensors up to 43mm (8K) or area scan sensors up to 35mm (>42MP). Like the former ZF-I models their aperature ring and focus ring come with heavy duty fixing screws to prevent accidental readjustments even under harshest conditions, while only the Interlock ZF lenses also feature a declicked aperture.
  • The Interlocks are further available in 2 different M42 mounts. The Interlock Compact Series (2.8/21 Distagon, 2/35 Biogon, 2/50 Planar and 2.4/85 Sonnar) support a flange focal distance of 18mm only, which is not standard M42 camera compatible, while the Interlock Series M42 mount verions of the lenses listed in the table above come with the standard M42 FFD of 45.5mm.
Zeiss Milvus 15mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE           analog/digital 110 1:9 22     25 95 102.3 100.2 947 MF only | RF (FLE) 119 -/-     bayonet, flower, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2017    
Zeiss Milvus 18mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE           analog/digital 99.9 1:7.4 22     25 77 90.0 93 721 MF only | RF (FLE) 146 -/-     bayonet, flower, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2017    
Zeiss Milvus 21mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE     Print Zeiss Milvus 21mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZE Specifications     analog/digital 90 1:5 22 9 polygonal 22 82 95.5 95 851 MF only | RF (FLE) 124 -/-     bayonet, flower, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2015    
Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 Distagon T* ZE           analog/digital 81 1:4.6 16     25 82 95 140 (incl. caps) 1225 MF only | (FLE) 172       bayonet, flower, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2017 min. working distance is 9cm  
Zeiss Milvus 35mm F2.0 Distagon T* ZE     Print Zeiss Milvus 35mm F2.0 Distagon T* ZE Specifications     analog/digital 62 1:5.3 22 9 polygonal 30 58 77.0 83 702 MF only | RF (FLE) 113 -/-     bayonet, flower, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2015   DxO Labs
Zeiss Milvus 35mm F1.4 Distagon T* ZE           analog/digital 65 1:4.6 22     30 72 85.0 125 1174 MF only | RF (FLE) 227 -/-     bayonet, flower, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2017 min. working distance is 14cm  
Zeiss Milvus 50mm F1.4 Distagon T* ZE     Print Zeiss Milvus 50mm F1.4 Distagon T* ZE Specifications     analog/digital 46 1:6.7 16 9 polygonal 45 67 79.5 97.5 (constant) 922 MF only | RF (FLE) 225 -/-     bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2015   DxO Labs; Popular Photography 01/2016
Zeiss Milvus 50mm F2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE     Print Zeiss Milvus 50mm F2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE Specifications     analog/digital 46 1:2 22 9 polygonal 24 67 81.0 75.3 730 MF only | FLE 303 -/-     bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2015 min. working distance is 10cm  
Zeiss Milvus 85mm F1.4 Planar T* ZE     Print Zeiss Milvus 85mm F1.4 Planar T* ZE Specifications     analog/digital 29 1:8.3 16 9 polygonal 80 77 90.0 113.0 1280 MF only | FLE 270 -/-     bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2015   Popular Photography 12/2015
Zeiss Milvus 100mm F2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE     Print Zeiss Milvus 100mm F2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE Specifications     analog/digital 25 1:2 22 9 polygonal 44 67 80.5 104.0 843 MF only | FLE 352 -/-     bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2015 min. working distance is 25cm DxO Labs
Zeiss Milvus 135mm F2.0 Apo Sonnar T* ZE           analog/digital 18.7 1:4 22     80 77 89.7 115 1123 MF only 268 -/-     bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2017    
  • The Milvus lenses are optimized to meet the requirements of high resolution sensors (6K+). They are dust and moisture sealed, and the ZF.2 versions feature an aperture de-click function. "For the manufacture of ZEISS lenses we use a global production network of trusted partners in the optical industry that has been built up over many years. The Milvus lenses are produced in Japan." (Zeiss Lenspire Team)
  • Zeiss offers Lens Gear rings for the Milvus and Otus lens lines to support Mod. 0.8 gear follow focus units. They are made of aluminum and delivered with so-called GumGum rubber bands to protect the lenses' focus rings against scratches. Mounting does without tools. Available is a choice of 4 sizes - Mini with an inner diameter of 62 - 69mm (60 - 67mm with GumGum), Small for a diameter of 71 - 77mm (69 - 75mm with GumGum), Medium for a diameter of 78 - 84mm (76 - 82mm with GumGum) and Large for a diameter of 86 - 93mm (84 - 91mm with GumGum).
Zeiss Otus 28mm F1.4 Apo Distagon T* ZE     Print Zeiss 28mm F1.4 Apo Distagon T* Otus ZE Specifications     analog/digital 75 1:6.3 16     30 95 108.9 137 1390 MF only | FLE 120 (130 tested) -/-     bayonet, flower, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2016 also available as ZF.2; min. working distance is 15cm Popular Photography 04/2016
Zeiss Otus 55mm F1.4 Distagon T* ZE     Print Zeiss 55mm F1.4 Distagon T* Otus ZE Specifications analog/digital 43.7 1:6.8 16 9 polygonal 50 77 92.4 144 (incl. caps) 1030 MF only | RF (?) 248 -/-     bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2013 also available as ZF.2; min. working distance is 33cm DxO Labs; Diglloyd; SLRgear; The Digital Picture; Popular Photography 03/2014
Zeiss Otus 85mm F1.4 Apo Planar T* ZE     Print Zeiss Otus 85mm F1.4 Apo Planar T* ZE Specifications     analog/digital 28.2 1:7.7 16 9   80 86 101 124 1200 MF only | FLE 261 (280 tested) -/-     bayonet, round, incl. Zeiss/Cosina 2014 also available as ZF.2; min. working distance is 65cm DxO Labs; Popular Photography (ZF.2 version)
  • The Otus lenses are "[...] uncompromising in every respect. [...] Compared to the Milvus lenses and all other current lenses, they display no color fringes, flare or ghosting and deliver images with maximum contrast over the entire image field." (Zeiss Lenspire Team)
  • Zeiss offers Lens Gear rings for the Milvus and Otus lens lines to support Mod. 0.8 gear follow focus units. They are made of aluminum and delivered with so-called GumGum rubber bands to protect the lenses' focus rings against scratches. Mounting does without tools. Available is a choice of 4 sizes - Mini with an inner diameter of 62 - 69mm (60 - 67mm with GumGum), Small for a diameter of 71 - 77mm (69 - 75mm with GumGum), Medium for a diameter of 78 - 84mm (76 - 82mm with GumGum) and Large for a diameter of 86 - 93mm (84 - 91mm with GumGum).

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General Notes:
1.) Zeiss lenses feature full electronic support: Diaphragms are camera controlled, AF indicators (VFI/AFI) are available, E-TTL II is supported by transmitting distance information.
2.) In 2011 five of those lenses were on offer as set, packed in a black waterproof and fully padded SLR Lens Case exclusively designed for this set. Included are Distagon 2,8/21, 2/28, 2/35, Planar 1,4/50 and Distagon 1,4/85. Each lens has it's individually fitted space in there, and there is room left to place a sixth lens as well.
3.) Many of the Zeiss ZF lenses were tested by SLRgear with Nikons, mainly D200 (crop type) (test results are not 1:1 transferable from camera to camera and even brand to brand, so no listing above).
4.) For Zeiss Cine lenses and other companies' cine mods and lenses based on Zeiss glass be referred to Video/Cine Gear > Cine Lenses > Other Brands.
For Carl Zeiss Jena Jenazoom AF lenses refer to Still Lenses C/EF > Other Brands.
 
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