Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Canon EF

Zeiss Distagon  T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Canon EF
$995 - $1,332
18 mm
manual focus prime lens
f/3.5
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"The Zeiss is a beautifully made lens, that is incredibly sharp from center to corner, from edge to edge."

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"It is super sharp right into the edges which is something that I'd struggled to get out of other lenses in this category."

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"My one con is that Zeiss made the filter ring out of shiny silver. I find that it easily reflects in all kinds of surfaces"

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compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

The Zeiss T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Length Quite short Help
87 mm
Weight Very light Help
472 g
Min focal length Great wide angle lens Help
18 mm

The Zeiss T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp

Cons

The Zeiss T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/3.5
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Zoom range Below average zoom range Help
1x
Auto focus Manual focus only Help
Focus yourself
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
18 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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18 mm
Max focal length
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18 mm
below average below average
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:12 (0.1)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/3.5
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/3.5
Tele minimum
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f/22

Features

Auto focus
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No
below average below average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame)
Length
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87 mm
Diameter
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84 mm
Filter size
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82 mm
Weight
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472 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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90°
above average above average
Telephoto horizontal
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90°
below average below average
Wide vertical
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67.4°
above average above average
Telephoto vertical
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67.4°
below average below average
Wide diagonal
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100.5°
above average above average
Telephoto diagonal
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100.5°
below average below average

Angle of view (On Canon EF-S APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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66.5°
Telephoto horizontal
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66.5°
below average below average
Wide vertical
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47.4°
Telephoto vertical
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47.4°
below average below average
Wide diagonal
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76.5°
Telephoto diagonal
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76.5°
below average below average

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Canon EF lens?

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frank nebel (0:51 PM, October 10, 2012)
I have had this lense for my r4 for some time....I just purchased the d5 mark 2 because it is full frame......the eos 20 is just not much good for the Distagon.....slr camers that are digital are so limited w/o the full frame now available.......