Carl Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Specifications
Diagonal Angle of View: 110°
Maximum Magnification: 1:9
Minimum Aperture: f/22
Number of Aperture Blades: 9
Iris Pattern: polygonal
Minimum Distance: 25cm (with a minimum working distance of 9cm)
Filter Thread: 95mm
Maximum Diameter: 103mm
Length: 135mm (incl. caps)
Focus Type: internal focus mechanism with floating elements, manual focus only
Full Focus Throw: 57°
E-TTL II (Distance Information): supported
Lens Hood: built-in, flower shaped
Produced: 2012 by Cosina
Tests: The Digital Picture; Popular Photography 06/2012
Popular Photography Measurements: 15.36mm f/2.77 at 1:6.8
- The lens is delivered with a big slip-on type metal lens cap.
- It is also available as ZF.2 (N/F) and ZS-I (M42). The -I denotes an Industrial version with special dust and moisture sealings. The otherwise -I typical screws to screw-fix aperture and focus positions are not available for the 2.8/15.
- Zeiss offers a conversion service to permanently remove the lenshood (250€/340$ plus VAT) in favor of using slot-in filter systems like Cokin X-Pro (130mm), Lee SW-150 or Hitech 165mm Lucroit Holder with the lens (according to Cokin's recommendation not to use the 100mm systems to prevent the risk of vignetting). Zeiss does not offer a screw-on lenshood as replacement (guess it'd be just impossible to use without vignetting), and returns the lens with a screw-on lens cap.