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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/25 Pro Reviews

photozone‘s review Edit

We weren't really impressed by the T* 25mm f/2.8 but the Zeiss ZF Distagon T* 28mm f/2 plays in a very different (better) quality league. The lens is sharp straight from f/2 and it reaches excellent quality levels around f/5.6. There's some field curvature at f/2 and f/2.8 which may be a problem in certain scenes (out-of-focus corners) though. Lateral and longitudinal CAs are moderate and nothing to worry about for most subjects. The moderate degree of distortions is about average for a prime lens in this class. A real weakness is the annoyingly high amount of vignetting at large aperture settings. The bokeh is not the most pleasant one, but still ok for a wide angle lens.
7.5 Rated at:


photozone‘s review Edit

Just like the rest of its family the Zeiss lens is build to the highest standards. Some users may complain about the lack of AF but, frankly, this is usually a non-issue for an ultra-wide lens. The focus confirmation is available in the viewfinder and in very critical (for example close focus) scenes Live-View can give you a helping hand.
6.0 Rated at:


photozone‘s review Edit

The Zeiss ZF Distagon T* 25mm f/2.8 performed pretty good in our Nikon APS-C review but it didn't impress during our full format tests. The resolution capabilities are simply sub-standard for such an expensive prime lens (@ ~800EUR/US$). The border quality is quite poor at large aperture settings. Same goes for the heavy vignetting problems here. The situation improves at medium apertures but the quality remains comparatively moderate.
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