Zeiss SKU: 000000-1771-844 | Helix SKU: ZS1771844
There is nothing that beats natural light when it comes to creating a powerful, authentic impression. But to make the most of dimly lit situations, you need a fast lens that highlights even the smallest details.
This compact, moderate wide-angle lens is optimized to reduce stray light and reflections and is well suited for difficult lighting conditions. The combination of focal length and lens speed makes it suitable for a broad spectrum of applications. In the half-light of dawn or at dusk, or in interior spaces, the ZEISS Distagon T* 2/28 lens is the perfect companion for the more daring photographer. It is at its best when the lights are low. Without forcing itself into the foreground, it discovers and highlights the details that would otherwise be lost in the dark.
The ZEISS Classic lenses have enjoyed an outstanding reputation with photographers all over the world for many years now – and rightly so. The solid all-metal mount ensures constant functionality and image performance, regardless of the number of photographs taken. Manual focusing promotes creativity in the design of the image.
Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. ZEISS lenses stand out with their large rotation angle which enables 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. The precise engraving in meter and feet, and the depth of focus scale provide additional support for manually focusing.
The range of ZEISS 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.
Today’s camera technologies and high-resolution sensors demand continuous improvement of lens performance. Thanks to the use of the latest floating element design principles, optical aberration effects in ZEISS lenses are reduced to a minimum throughout their entire focusing range. This is achieved by variation of the axial distance between individual lens elements or groups. This adjustment of the lens-to-lens distance is coupled to the distance setting to ensure correct compensation at all times. The mechanical construction of these lenses is extremely complex and they must be assembled with utmost precision – both of which are key competencies of ZEISS.
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.
Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS lenses for decades of intense 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.
Originally developed for SLR cameras requiring a long back focal distance for short focal lengths because of the mirror box (the distance between the back lens element and the film plane must be considerably longer than the focal length), the Distagon lenses (retrofocus design) are also ideal for mirrorless system cameras thanks to their optimized ray path. Even with longer focal lengths, the high-performance Distagon optical design enables consistently good correction all the way to the corners of the image and very low field curvature.
|Performance||Focal length||28 mm|
|Aperture range||f/2.0 – f/22|
|Camera mount||Canon EF-Mount* (ZE) | Nikon F-Mount* (ZF.2)|
|Format compatibility||Full Frame|
|Focusing range||0,24 m (9.45") – ∞|
|Free working distance||0,12 m (4.72") – ∞|
|Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.)||74° / 65° / 45°|
|Diameter of image field||43 mm (1.69")|
|Coverage at close range (MOD)**||113 x 169 mm (4.45 x 6.65")|
|Image ratio at minimum object distance||1 : 4.7|
|Lens elements | groups||10 / 8|
|Flange focal distance||ZE: 44 mm (1.73") | ZF.2: 46 mm (1.83")|
|Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)||89 mm (3.48")|
|Physical||Filter thread||M58 x 0.75|
|Rotation angle of focusing ring||117°|
|Diameter max.||ZE: 72 mm (2.85") | ZF.2: 64 mm (2.52")|
|Diameter of focusing ring||ZE: 72 mm (2.85") | ZF.2: 63 mm (2.50")|
|Length (with lens caps)||ZE: 96 mm (3.78") | ZF.2: 93 mm (3.66")|
|Length (without lens caps)||ZE: 72 mm (2.83") | ZF.2: 68 mm (2.68")|
|Weight||ZE: 580 g (1.28 lbs) | ZF.2: 500 g (1.10 lbs)|