Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2

Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2

Lens Summary

Brand: Zeiss

Also Known As: Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F

Release Date: 2011-10-27

MSRP Price: $1699

Made in: Germany

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The wide angle Distagon T* 25mm f/2 ZE Lens is the most advanced version of the legendary Distagon, a high-performance manual focusing lens with close focus capabilities, first introduced in 1961. The Distagon T* 25mm f/2 ZE is a recalculation of this design, with an exceptionally fast f/2 maximum aperture, for use with modern SLRs and DSLRs using either full-frame or smaller sensors.

Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length25mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Nikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor (APS-C)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:5.9
Image StabilizationNo
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)81°
Optical Information
Lens Elements11
Lens Groups10
Diaphragm Blades9 (Rounded)
Aspherical Elements2
T* Anti-Reflective CoatingYes
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance25cm
Filter Information
Filter Size67mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions7.3 x 9.8cm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 Diagram

MTF Chart

Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 Lens Construction


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Airy Magnien

A sharp and contrasty lens, usable wide open, with good bokeh (for a wide-angle). As is often the case with Zeiss lenses, the vignetting is quite conspicuous at large apertures. Size, weight, handling, and construction quality are ideal, as is always the case with Zeiss SLR lenses.