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Zeiss ZF.2 15mm f/2.8 for Nikon

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The Zeiss ZF.2 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* is an ultra wide angle lens for use with Nikon F-mount cameras. It provides a 110 degree angle of view that has a very minimal amount of distortion. The wide angle and large depth of field are 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.

The lens has close focus distance of 9.84" that makes it great for accentuating perspective, while its fast f/2.8 aperture makes shooting in poor lighting conditions possible. Like all other ZF.2 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. 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 14-24 f/2.8 lately? That’s not easy either.

In the corners it’s sharper than the 14-24mm f/2.8 and at least it’s equal in the center. Barrel distortion, for such a wide lens isn’t bad at 2% and it’s fairly flare resistant. It doesn’t zoom nearly as well, obviously, and it’s more expensive. But right now, if you want the best ultra-wide image you can get, this is the choice.

Filter Size
95mm (nonrotating front element)
Aperture
f2.8-22
Length
5.31”
Diameter
4.06”
Weight
1.6 lb
Hood
Built-in
Minimum Focusing Distance
9.84"
Maximum Magnification
.11x (close-up)
Angle of view: (full frame)
110 degrees
Zoom method
NA
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Internal focusing, nonrotating, manual
Aperture Blades
9 curved, octragonal shape
Groups/Elements
12/15
Low Dispersion Elements
0
Fluorite Elements
0
Aspherical Elements
2
Weather Resistant
No
System
Nikon F
Compatibility
DX, FX
Specialty
Video
Autofocus
No

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Diagrams

  • Zeiss ZF.2 15mm f/2.8 Diagram
  • Zeiss ZF.2 15mm f/2.8 Diagram

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10 days $163.00 $16.30
14 days $212.00 $15.14
21 days $284.00 $13.52
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60 days $545.00 $9.08
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