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Distagon T* 2/25

A beautiful landscape, a stunning piece of architecture or a fascinating photo documentary - capture scenes rich in intimate detail. Give each composition your own, unique perspective.

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

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    09/03/2016 - 09/03/2016
    United Kingdom, The Halliwell Conference Centre, College Road, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP

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    09/20/2016 - 09/25/2016
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    10/29/2016 - 10/29/2016
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    Distagon T* 2/25

    Take a different view

    The Distagon T* 2/25 enables creative photography with interesting perspectives – even in difficult lighting conditions. Without a tripod, exquisitely sharp, wide-angle shots work every time. The large angular field creates a dynamic yet natural effect. With excellent image quality from the widest aperture onwards, the Distagon T* 2/25 achieves great results – from interiors to stunning outdoor expanses.

    Useful features such as two aspheric lens elements surfaces to correct distortion and a floating elements design ensure that you can vividly capture details framed from your own, unique perspective.

    Technical specifications:

    Focal length 25 mm
    Aperture range f/2.0 – f/22
    Focusing range 0.25 m – ∞
    Number of elements/groups 11/10
    Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 81°/71°/51°
    Coverage at close range 219 x 144 mm
    Filter thread M 67 x 0.75
    Dimensions (with caps) ø 71-73 mm, length 95-98 mm
    Weight 570g - 600g
    Camera mounts EF mount (ZE), F Mount (ZF.2)

    Distagon T* 2/25

    Design

    In SLR systems, when extremely large image angles are needed, the distance between the rear element and the image plane must be considerably longer than the focal length – the original field of application of Distagon lenses. This advanced retrofocus design can also be put to outstanding use in modern, highly corrected lenses with longer focal lengths.

    Distagon with 11 lens elements in 10 groups
    Lens with aspheric optical surface
    Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion
    "Floating Elements" design

    Distagon T* 2/25

    Features

    ZEISS Classic lenses – a tradition of excellence

    The ZEISS Classic lenses have enjoyed an outstanding reputation with photographers all over the world for many years now – and rightly so. The solid all-metal mount ensures constant functionality and image performance, regardless of the number of photographs taken. Manual focusing promotes creativity in the design of the image.

    Aspherical design

    The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lens.

    Floating Elements Design

    Today’s camera technologies and high-resolution sensors demand continuous improvement of lens performance. Thanks to the use of the latest floating element design principles, optical aberration effects in ZEISS lenses are reduced to a minimum throughout their entire focusing range. This is achieved by variation of the axial distance between individual lens elements or groups. This adjustment of the lens-to-lens distance is coupled to the distance setting to ensure correct compensation at all times. The mechanical construction of these lenses is extremely complex and they must be assembled with utmost precision – both of which are key competencies of ZEISS.

    Virtually distortion-free optics

    Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles – ZEISS lenses 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.

    Ideal aperture with nine blades

    Photographers want to guide the observer through the image. Minimal depth of focus is often used as a design element. This keeps the background intentionally blurred to keep the attention of the observer on the main subject. These different representations of the blurred areas, as well as the quality of the transition, are referred to as the Bokeh of a lens. The finely tuned features of the optical design on ZEISS SLR lenses ensure a particularly harmonious effect of the blurred areas of the image. The nine diaphragm blades and the resulting, virtually circular aperture on ZEISS SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the fore and background.

    High-Speed Lens

    Impressive photographs captured in low light always begin with a fast lens for a system or SLR camera. Because, a fast, high-performance lens captures as much light as possible. And a lens with a large maximum aperture leads to the best results when shooting in unfavourable light.

    Distagon T* 2/25

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    Blog Articles

    More than 25 vantage points
    Gear | 2014-08-11 15:59:27 |

    More than 25 vantage points

    Sweets and tea in a Japanese teahouse, Kyoto High-res photo on FlickrFor Gen Hayase, photography is very emotional. Often, he takes ...

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    25 millimeters of landscape
    Gear | 2014-07-31 17:52:47 |

    25 millimeters of landscape

    “For me the Distagon T* 2/25 was love at second sight. The first time I used this lens, I didn’t see its purpose for my photography. There was a focal length somewhere in ‘no man’s land’. But ZEISS recently offered me the chance to test the Distagon T* 2/25. My interest ...

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    A motley mix from Vitrolles
    Gear | 2013-02-04 19:20:16 |

    A motley mix from Vitrolles

    With plenty of creativity, affectionate irony and ZEISS lenses, Thiemann translates the daily life of small-town inhabitants into their own “language,” sometimes taking her subjects to the boundaries of the burlesque. Since January, the pictures that are part of her Metropolises exhibition can be viewed ...

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    The first rays of sun
    Gear | 2012-12-21 20:09:29 |

    The first rays of sun

    The first rays of sunlight are an important yet fleeting design medium for Mor. At least one ZEISS lens is always in his bag.“Two men from two different backgrounds – one is Muslim, the other Jewish – are taking a morning walk together in the Old City of Jerusalem. In moments like this one is full of ...

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    When the mountain calls the photographer
    Gear | 2012-01-24 13:06:02 |

    When the mountain calls the photographer

    The mountainside is so steep it is almost vertical. Bogenschütz positions himself securely a good 30 meters above ground to photograph his partner climbing immediately below who is attempting to perform a particularly daring move, known as a “dynamo”. To the pro, this is an attempt to scale a smooth ...

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    Reviews

    thephoblographer.com
    "At Photo Plus 2011, we had hands on time with the Carl Zeiss 25mm f2 lens. During that time, we were very impressed with the..."
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    kenrockwell.com
    "Some of you may of heard that I've become a bit of a Zeiss fanatic and have sold all my Canon and Sigma lenses bar..."
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