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Zeiss ZF.2 28mm f/2 for Nikon

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A superior wide angle manual focus lens with unparalleled f/2.0 aperture, the Zeiss 28mm features a minimum object distance of 24 cm from the front element and offers the formidable sharpness and color that the Zeiss lenses are known for. The lens also offers virtually no geometric distortion, providing useful accuracy when photographing architecture.

The ZF.2 designation adds a microchip to the lens that automatically lets the camera know time, aperture setting, and manual exposure settings, including those for cameras that are not AI-compatible. Since the lens now transmits the EXIF data photographers no longer need to set the parameters manually. Optically the ZF.2 lenses are identical to the original ZF lenses, so if these functions aren’t important to you you save some money by getting the original ZF mount.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Here it sits — the neglected Zeiss wide-angle lens, stuck between arguably the best wide-angle lens made (the 21mm Distagon) and the universally acclaimed 35mm f/2 in the Zeiss lineup. So why isn’t this one quite as heralded as its siblings? To be honest, its not quite as sharp. Its a great lens at f/4 or so, but wide open the corners and edges are a bit soft on a full-frame camera. On the other hand, if you’ve got a major jones on for a 28mm prime lens, there’s nothing out there any better.

If you’re interested in finding good reviews of the various ZF lenses, with in-depth analysis of their strengths and weaknesses, we recommend spending a few dollars and getting Lloyd Chambers online review of the ZF lineup.

Filter Size
58mm (nonrotating front element)
Aperture
f2-22
Length
2.7”
Diameter
2.62”
Weight
1.2 lb
Hood
included
Minimum Focusing Distance
0.9 foot
Maximum Magnification
.20x
Angle of view: (full frame)
74 degrees
Zoom method
NA
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Internal focusing, nonrotating, manual, floating element
Aperture Blades
8 curved, circular shape
Groups/Elements
9/10
Low Dispersion Elements
0
Fluorite Elements
0
Aspherical Elements
0
Weather Resistant
No
System
Nikon F
Compatibility
DX, FX
Specialty
Video
Autofocus
No

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $6.00 $43.00 $49.00 $16.33
4 days $7.00 $47.00 $54.00 $13.50
7 days $9.00 $62.00 $71.00 $10.14
10 days $12.00 $84.00 $96.00 $9.60
14 days $16.00 $109.00 $125.00 $8.93
21 days $21.00 $146.00 $167.00 $7.95
30 days $27.00 $183.00 $210.00 $7.00
45 days $35.00 $239.00 $274.00 $6.09
60 days $41.00 $279.00 $320.00 $5.33
90 days $52.00 $360.00 $412.00 $4.58
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $4.00 $43.00 $47.00 $15.67
4 days $5.00 $47.00 $52.00 $13.00
7 days $6.00 $62.00 $68.00 $9.71
10 days $8.00 $84.00 $92.00 $9.20
14 days $11.00 $109.00 $120.00 $8.57
21 days $14.00 $146.00 $160.00 $7.62
30 days $18.00 $183.00 $201.00 $6.70
45 days $23.00 $239.00 $262.00 $5.82
60 days $27.00 $279.00 $306.00 $5.10
90 days $35.00 $360.00 $395.00 $4.39
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $43.00 $14.33
4 days $47.00 $11.75
7 days $62.00 $8.86
10 days $84.00 $8.40
14 days $109.00 $7.79
21 days $146.00 $6.95
30 days $183.00 $6.10
45 days $239.00 $5.31
60 days $279.00 $4.65
90 days $360.00 $4.00

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