Zeiss ZM 15mm f/2.8 Distagon for Leica

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The Zeiss ZM 15mm f/2.8 Distagon is a rectilinear lens with very dynamic perspective effects. It features a fast f/2.8 aperture, allowing for low-light, hand-held photography under difficult lighting conditions. The lens incorporates a very complex optical design using exotic materials such as barium dense flint with a high refractive index and fluor crown with anomalous partial dispersion. It uses aspheric lens elements and an internal focus mechanism for distortion-free images and consistent performance over the whole frame and across the entire focusing range. The lens is ideal for architectural and interior photography, providing images with virtually no distortion.

Please Note: This lens is NOT rangefinder coupled, meaning you’ll have to focus via distance scale or estimate distance. Also, this lens does exhibit noticeable vignetting in the corners at all apertures by design. As a separate rental, we do carry the Zeiss Center Filter for ZM 15mm f/2.8 Distagon. This specialty center filter compensates for the natural vignetting effect and provides even tonal reproduction across the image field.

Joey’s Take

If you need wide on a Leica, this is it. Don’t let the lack of rangefinder coupling deter you. If you’re an experienced Leica shooter, zone focusing will be a breeze. If you’re not experienced, zone focusing will still be pretty simple. Even wide open it’s easy to get in focus shots. I find the vignette to be acceptable for most applications, but the filter is a must for architecture.

Filter Size
72mm (nonrotating front element)
0.81 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
110 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal focusing, nonrotating, manual
Aperture Blades
10, curved
Low Dispersion Elements
2 (anomalous partial dispersion)
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Leica M
  • ZM 15mm f/2.8
  • Front and rear caps
  • Hard lens case



  • Zeiss ZM 15mm f/2.8 Distagon Diagram
  • Zeiss ZM 15mm f/2.8 Distagon Diagram
  • Zeiss ZM 15mm f/2.8 Distagon Diagram

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