Zeiss officially announces Distagon T* 2,8/15 lens 0

After being rumored weeks ago, the new Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/15 super wide angle lens is finally here.

Here’s an excerpt of the official announcement from Zeiss:

After plenty of guessing by Carl Zeiss fans, it’s now official: the new super wide angle Distagon T* 2,8/15 lens has arrived. With a large angle of view of 110 degrees in combination with a fast f/2.8 aperture, the lens enables the features for dramatic perspectives and performance demanded by the most ambitious landscape and architectural photographers. With a unique ability to capture events in a natural and extraordinary manner, it is also an ideal companion for advertising, journalism and commercial photography. It will be available with an EF (ZE) or F bayonet (ZF.2).

The specs of the Distagon lens include:

  • Focal length: 15 mm
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 -22
  • Number of lens elements/groups: 15/12
  • Focusing range: 0.25m – infinity
  • Angular field (diag./horiz./vert.): 110°/ 100°/ 76°
  • Coverage at close range**: 340 x 221 mm (close-up)
  • Image ratio at close range: 1:9 (close-up)
  • Filter thread: M95 x 1.0
  • Length with caps: 132 mm
  • Diameter: 103 mm
  • Weight: 730 g
  • 820 g (ZE)

The Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZF.2/ZE lens is going to be available in May 2012 with a price tag of around $2,950.00 USD.