The Distagon T* 28mm f/2 Zf Prime Lens
for Nikon F Mount
by Carl Zeiss closes the gap in the line of high-end lenses for analog and digital SLR cameras because the jump in focal length from 35 mm to 25 mm is too big for many demanding photographers. The modern Distagon T* 35mm f/2
has been optimized with current, higher performing and eco-friendly glass and incorporates a floating lens element design to optimize image quality across the entire focusing range. A compact lens for its speed, the fast f/2 aperture allows for hand-held photography under difficult lighting conditions and is well-suited for landscape, nature and commercial photography. The 28mm f/2
is available with the F lens mount and is designed for use with full-frame SLR and DSLR cameras. Combined with a DSLR with a 1.5 crop factor, the lens has an effective focal length of 42 mm.
This Distagon T* 28mm f/2 lens has the Nikon F bayonet mount and includes a CPU that supports all key modes (e.g. aperture priority, shutter priority, program AE or manual exposure settings) on camera models equipped with an electronic interface (e.g. current Nikon DSLR cameras). To do so, simply lock the aperture ring in the largest f-stop (e.g. 16) shown in orange.
On camera models without an electronic interface, or when using an adapter ring for non ZF mount cameras the aperture is manually set on the lens aperture ring. With some camera models, it is possible to set in the menu whether the lens should be selected using the setting dial on the camera or the aperture ring on the lens. Please note that, for technical reasons, there is no halfway notch between the largest (e.g. 16) and second largest (e.g. 11) f-stop.
The focused distance is not transmitted to the camera body.
For details regarding metering modes and further functions, please check the cameraﾴs manual. The ZF.2 lenses accord to the Nikon AI-P standard (manual focus lenses with CPU).
- Focal length: 28 mm
- Aperture range: f/2 ﾖ f/22
- Focusing range: 0.24 m ﾖ infinity
- Number of elements/groups: 10/8
- Angular field, diag./horiz./vert 74ﾰ/65ﾰ/45ﾰ
- Filter thread: M 58 x 0.75
- Dimensions (with caps): 64 mm, length 93 mm
- Weight: 520 g
- Camera mount: Nikon F Mount ZF.2 (with CPU)