Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE for Canon


Hot on the heels of the release of the Distagon T* 3.5/18 lens for the EF mount, Carl Zeiss today announced the new Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE, a 21mm f/2.8 ultrawide lens for the Canon EOS system. Allegedly, the Distagon T* 2,8/21 ZE’s ability to flawlessly correct colour errors prevents colour fringing and unwanted lack of focus that can result from chromatic aberrations. 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 either, the company claims. The Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE will be available in autumn this year for a suggested retail price of €1,549 (including German VAT).

Technical specifications:

Focal length: 21 mm
Aperture range: f/2.8 – f/22
No. of elements/groups: 16/13
Focusing range: 0.22 m – infinity
Angular field**
(diag./horiz./vert.): 90/81/59 °
Coverage at close range: 19 x 12.4 cm (close-up)
Image ratio at close range: 1:5 (close-up)
Filter thread: M 82 x 0,75
Mounts: ZF (F bayonet)
ZK (K bayonet)
ZE (EF bayonet)
Accessories: Lens hood included

* as of September 28, 2009
** in 35 mm format