Zeiss ZE 15mm f/2.8

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The Zeiss ZE 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* is a high quality, ultra wide angle lens for use with Canon EF-mount cameras. It provides a 110 degree angle of view that has a very minimal amount of distortion. Combine that with its large depth of field and you have an optically stellar lens that’s perfectly suited for architectural and landscape photography.

The optical formula features two aspherical lenses, partial dispersion glass, and a floating element design that gives high quality images throughout the focus range. It has close focus distance of 9.84" that makes it great for accentuating perspective for the adventurous, while its fast f/2.8 aperture makes shooting in poor lighting conditions quite possible. Like all other ZE lenses, the 15mm f/2.8 works in all exposure modes and transmits focus confirmation and EXIF data on compatible cameras. The built-in metal hood not only minimizes lens flares, but also helps to protects the bulbous front element. The lens does have a front threaded filter ring that accepts a 95mm filter.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

I kind of feel sorry for Zeiss. For about 10 years everyone has begged them to make a world-class ultra-wide angle lens. So they went and made the 15mm f/2.8 which is superb. In the corners, it’s sharper than the Canon 14mm and it’s equal in the center. Barrel distortion, for such a wide lens isn’t bad at 2% and it’s fairly flare resistant. So what does everyone do? They complain about the hood and the fact that you can’t (easily) mount filters on it. Tried mounting a filter on a 17mm TS-E lately?

But it’s an excellent lens, far better than the old 18mm ZE lens. It’s a bit better than the “Canon 14mm f/2.8”::/rent/canon/lenses/wide-angle/canon-14mm-f2.8l-ii, particularly in the corners. It’s also a bit bigger, heavier, and more expensive for those who are concerned about size and cost. But right now, if you want the best ultra-wide image you can get, this is the choice.

Filter Size
1.8 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
Maximum Magnification
.11x (close-up)
Angle of view: (full frame)
110 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal focusing, nonrotating, manual
Aperture Blades
9 curved, octragonal shape
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame



  • Zeiss ZE 15mm f/2.8 Diagram
  • Zeiss ZE 15mm f/2.8 Diagram

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3 days $13.00 $85.00 $98.00 $32.67
4 days $14.00 $91.00 $105.00 $26.25
7 days $18.00 $121.00 $139.00 $19.86
10 days $24.00 $163.00 $187.00 $18.70
14 days $32.00 $212.00 $244.00 $17.43
21 days $42.00 $284.00 $326.00 $15.52
30 days $53.00 $357.00 $410.00 $13.67
45 days $69.00 $466.00 $535.00 $11.89
60 days $81.00 $545.00 $626.00 $10.43
90 days $104.00 $702.00 $806.00 $8.96
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $8.00 $85.00 $93.00 $31.00
4 days $9.00 $91.00 $100.00 $25.00
7 days $12.00 $121.00 $133.00 $19.00
10 days $16.00 $163.00 $179.00 $17.90
14 days $21.00 $212.00 $233.00 $16.64
21 days $28.00 $284.00 $312.00 $14.86
30 days $35.00 $357.00 $392.00 $13.07
45 days $46.00 $466.00 $512.00 $11.38
60 days $54.00 $545.00 $599.00 $9.98
90 days $70.00 $702.00 $772.00 $8.58
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $85.00 $28.33
4 days $91.00 $22.75
7 days $121.00 $17.29
10 days $163.00 $16.30
14 days $212.00 $15.14
21 days $284.00 $13.52
30 days $357.00 $11.90
45 days $466.00 $10.36
60 days $545.00 $9.08
90 days $702.00 $7.80

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