Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE Canon EF

Zeiss Distagon  T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE Canon EF
$1,495
21 mm
manual focus prime lens
f/2.8
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"Just shot an engagement session and the fall leaves truly pop with that classic Zeiss color rendition."

bhphotovideo.com

"This is one of the finest pieces of glass you can put on a Canon. Super, super landscape lens."

bhphotovideo.com

"It is a bit heavy so it's a bit cumbersome for travel."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Canon 5DS.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
81.2°
horizontal angle of view
21mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.6x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.6x crop factor) cameras such as the Canon Rebel T6, Canon T6i and Canon EOS 80D.

Canon EOS Rebel T6
55.9°
horizontal angle of view
34mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Zeiss T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Min focal length Great wide angle lens Help
21 mm

The Zeiss T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp

Cons

The Zeiss T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Manual focus only Help
Focus yourself
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
21 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Zoom range Below average zoom range Help
1x

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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21 mm
Max focal length
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21 mm
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Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:5 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/2.8
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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109 mm
Diameter
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87 mm
Filter size
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82 mm
Weight
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0.6 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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81.2°
above average above average
Telephoto horizontal
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81.2°
below average below average
Wide vertical
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59.5°
Telephoto vertical
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59.5°
below average below average
Wide diagonal
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91.7°
above average above average
Telephoto diagonal
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91.7°
below average below average

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

Wide horizontal
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58.7°
Telephoto horizontal
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58.7°
Wide vertical
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41.2°
Telephoto vertical
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41.2°
Wide diagonal
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68.1°
Telephoto diagonal
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68.1°
below average below average

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Kim (7:49 PM, January 20, 2011)
Amazing lens. Has to be amongst the very best for use with full frame. On a recent A2 print on my Epson 3800 it is possible to count each grain of sand on the reservoir edge - if one had the time to do so of course!