ZEISS Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM

Shoot for the stars.

Make every shot the star of the show, with this ultra wide-angle lens. The ZEISS Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM is the pinnacle of modern, rectilinear rangefinder lens design, offering very dynamic perspective effects for critical architecture and interior photography.

The ZEISS Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM is a fast lens for its focal length, allowing for hand-held photography under difficult lighting conditions. The lens is made in Germany and incorporates a very complex optical design using exotic optical materials such as barium dense flint with a high refractive index and fluor crown with anomalous partial dispersion. It uses aspheric lens elements and an internal focus mechanism for distortion-free images and consistent performance over the whole frame and across the entire focusing range. The standard center filter compensates for the natural vignetting effect and provides even tonal reproduction across the image field.

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    Made in Germany

    The lens is made in Germany and incorporates a very complex optical design. In our manufacturing facilities in Germany we have unrivalled experience in designing and manufacturing the most advanced lenses in the photographic world. Examples include exceptionally high performance lenses for semiconductor manufacturing, cinematography and top quality medium format cameras.

    Excellent image quality

    The range of ZEISS 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. 

    Smooth, precise focusing

    Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. The user-friendly focusing ring on ZEISS lenses with an ergonomic finger rest is perfect for fast, 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.

    Robust design

    The mount and control elements of all ZM lenses are made of metal and are designed for decades of intensive 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.

    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.

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    ZEISS Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM

    Originally developed for SLR cameras requiring a long back focal distance for short focal lengths because of the mirror box (the distance between the back lens element and the film plane must be considerably longer than the focal length), the Distagon lenses (retrofocus design) are also ideal for mirrorless system cameras thanks to their optimized ray path. Even with longer focal lengths, the high-performance Distagon optical design enables consistently good correction all the way to the corners of the image and very low field curvature.

    Distagon Design

    Lens with aspheric optical surface

    Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion

    "Floating elements" design

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    Technical Specifications

    ZEISS Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM

    Performance Focal length 15 mm
    Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22
    Camera mount Leica M-Mount* (ZM)
    Format compatibility Full Frame
    Focusing range 0,30 m (11.81") – ∞
    Free working distance
    Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 110° / 100° / 77°
    Diameter of image field
    Coverage at close range (MOD)** 430 x 650 mm (16.93 x 25.59")
    Image ratio at minimum object distance 1 : 18
    Lens elements | groups 11 / 9
    Flange focal distance
    Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)
    Features Autofocus
    Image Stabilization
    Physical Filter thread M72 x 0.75
    Rotation angle of focusing ring
    Diameter max.
    Diameter of focusing ring
    Length (with lens caps)
    Length (without lens caps) 86 mm (3.39")
    Weight 500 g (17.64 oz)

    *) Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation. Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Fujifilm is a registered trademark of Fujifilm Corporation. Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

    **) Referring to 24x36 mm format

    ***) Referring to APS-C format

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    ZEISS Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM

    Every day, thousands of impressive images are captured and every shot tells a different story, as you can see in these images below, all made with this ZEISS lens. The objective of the ZEISS Flickr Group is to gather the best of your images together and show them to the world.

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    These filters feature T* ® anti-reflective coating and are optimal for protecting your front lens. The UV filters afford your pictures more brilliance, the POL filters reduce reflections on nonmetallic surfaces and increase color saturation.

    • High fitting accuracy for fast filter change
    • Can be used with a lens shade
    • Available in all standard sizes
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    From finger prints and grains of sand to the smallest particles of dust, dirty or scratched lenses compromise picture quality. It is essential that lenses are clean, and especially that they are properly maintained. ZEISS offers a range of professional cleaning products that perfectly complement your unique product experience. Our specialists have developed these products to meet the precise needs of high-quality optical surfaces.

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    The ZEISS comfortable camera straps ensure that carrying your equipment does not lead to shoulder and neck strain, even when used for longer periods.

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    diglloyd.com
    "The Zeiss ZM 15mm f/2.8 Distagon is a super-exotic ultra-wide-angle rectilinear lens for the Leica M9/M8/M or Zeiss Ikon..."

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    luminous-landscape.com
    "In 2004 Carl Zeiss introduced the Zeiss Ikon ZM rangefinder camera and a range of lenses. These lenses, as with the ZM camera..."

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