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Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM

Make every shot the star of the show, with this ultra wide-angle lens. The 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.

Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM

Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM

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    Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM

    Shoot for the stars

    The 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.

    Technical specifications:

    Focal length 15 mm
    Aperture range 2.8 – 22 (1/3 steps)
    Focusing range 0.3 m – ∞
    Number of elements/groups 11/9
    Image ratio at close range 1 : 18
    Coverage at close range 43 x 65 cm
    Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 110°/100°/77°
    Filter M 72 x 0.75
    Dimensions (with caps) ø 78 mm, length 92 mm
    Weight 550 g

    Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM


    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 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. 

    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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    Reviews & Awards

    "In 2004 Carl Zeiss introduced the Zeiss Ikon ZM rangefinder camera and a range of lenses. These lenses, as with the ZM camera..."
    "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. You’ll also need..."


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