The Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 ZE 28mm f/2 Lens For Canon  is the perfect companion for the more daring photographer. It is at its best when the lights are low. It's a moderate wide-angle lens suited for landscapes, nature, and commercial photography.
The Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with a ZE Mount for Canon EF mount SLRS is a moderate wide-angle lens based on the renowned Distagon design of the 1980s for the Contax system. The modern Distagon T* has been optimized with current, higher performing and eco-friendly glass and incorporates a floating lens element design to optimize image quality across the entire focusing range.
This high performance lens captures very detailed scenes with high accuracy and information content. Its fast f/2.0 aperture allows for hand-held photography under difficult lighting conditions and is well-suited for landscape, nature and commercial photography. This manual focus Zeiss SLR lens is for use with both analog and digital single-lens reflex cameras that are compatible with the ZE lens mount.
- Due to its high performance this lens can capture very detailed scenes with high accuracy and information content
- Optimized with higher-performing and eco-friendly glass
- Incorporates a floating lens element design to optimize image quality across the entire focusing range
- This lens has a fast f/2.0 aperture to enable hand-held photography under difficult lighting conditions
See light in the dark
There is nothing that beats natural light when it comes to creating a powerful, authentic impression. But to make the most of dimly lit situations, you need a fast lens that highlights even the smallest details.
This compact, moderate wide-angle lens is optimized to reduce stray light and reflections and is well suited for difficult lighting conditions. The combination of focal length and lens speed makes it suitable for a broad spectrum of applications. In the half-light of dawn or at dusk, or in interior spaces, Without forcing itself into the foreground, it discovers and highlights the details that would otherwise be lost in the dark.
When wide angle views go to extremes and beg the control via an SLR viewfinder, which means that the back focal distance has to be much larger than the focal length, a retrofous design called Distagon is the right choice.
Precise manual focus
Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. Zeiss SLR lenses stand out with their large rotation angle which enables precise focusing. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder. The high-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without play, thus also supporting the intuitive interaction with the focal plane. The precise engraving in meter and feet, and the depth of focus scale provide additional support for manually focusing.
Excellent image quality
The Zeiss range of T* lenses offers the highest possible standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. Quite simply, they are superior in every way. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images, for example. And virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes – especially useful when photographing products and architecture.
Floating Elements Design
State-of-the-art camera techniques and high-resolution digital image sensors increasingly demand more from the lenses. The modern floating element design compensates aberrations of the Zeiss SLR lenses at different distance settings. This is accomplished by changing the axial distance of single lens elements or element groups to each other. The adjustment of the element distance is coupled to the distance setting so that it always results in the right correction. The mechanical design of these lens elements is very complex and the workmanship must be particularly exact – both specialties of Zeiss.
Virtually distortion-free optics
Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles – SLR lenses from Zeiss open up new composition possibilities. Distortion would disrupt the composition because straight lines, whose image does not go through the image center, would be reproduced with a curved shape. This annoying effect is accordingly and largely compensated through elaborate optical designs at all focal lengths.
High-quality all metal mounts
Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS lenses for decades of intense use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip metal focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing photographic experience.