Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/4

Carl Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/4 ZM

Lens Summary

Brand: Zeiss

Also Known As: Zeiss 18mm f/4

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Leica M

Release Date: 2008-01-01

MSRP Price: $1428

Made in: Germany

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The Zeiss 18mm f/4 Distagon T* ultra wide-angle lens allows for dynamic and unusual perspectives, making it well-suited for photographing confined interior spaces, as well as expansive landscapes. The Distagon T * 4/18 is compact for its focal length and offers very good distortion correction and outstanding performance across the image frame. The lens is coupled to the camera rangefinder and the optional 18 mm viewfinder is available for accurate image composition. Combined with a digital rangefinder camera with a 1.3 crop factor, the lens has an effective focal length of 23 mm.

Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/4 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length18mm
Mount TypeLeica M
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:23
Image StabilizationNo
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)98°
Optical Information
Lens Elements10
Lens Groups8
T* Anti-Reflective CoatingYes
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance0.50m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size58mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions65 x 71mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack or Silver

Lens Construction

Carl Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/4 ZM Diagram

MTF Chart

Carl Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/4 ZM MTF Chart


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