The Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 for Canon is manually focusing, but cameras will automatically adjust exposure with the lens. The 18mm focal length provides low distortion with that wonderful Zeiss contrast and sharpness.
Sale of Zeiss ZE lenses: We are a registered Zeiss dealer, and we sell new in-box, fully warrantied Zeiss ZE lenses and now stock for immediate delivery in our For Sale section. If the lens is listed, a new in-box copy of the lens is in stock for immediate shipment. If it is not listed, it is backordered, although we still have rental copies available.
Zeiss Try-and-Buy Program: We offer this service with ZE lenses only. First, rent any ZE lens for four days. Then if you decide you want to buy it, we will apply your 4-day rental fee to the purchase of a brand new copy at our listed price. (Note: this is not your used rental copy. You will be buying a new lens.)
I have enjoyed this lens a lot. It provides good corner-to-corner resolution and sharpness, and it has that unique Zeiss microcontrast. I find it actually sharper close-up compared to at infinity, which makes it similar to the Zeiss 25mm. The professional reviewers haven’t mentioned that, so I’m in the minority there. It vignettes pretty significantly even at f/5.6, so I’d plan on shooting in raw to remove that in post-processing.
- Filter Size
- 82mm (nonrotating front element)
- 1.1 lb
- Minimum Focusing Distance
- 1 foot
- Maximum Magnification
- Angle of view: (full frame)
- 99 degrees
- Zoom method
- Image Stabilization
- Focusing System
- Rear focusing, nonrotating, manual
- Aperture Blades
- 8 curved, octragonal shape
- Low Dispersion Elements
- Fluorite Elements
- Aspherical Elements
- Weather Resistant
- Flare resistance
- Minimal ghosting, mild to moderate contrast loss
- Canon EF
- Crop, Full frame
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