Today Carl Zeiss introduced its new Distagon T* 2/25 ZE and ZF.2. This high-speed, moderate wide-angle lens loves to capture dramatic perspectives and is at its best in difficult lighting conditions.
The cathedral never quite fits. It’s difficult to capture the museum in its full glory. And the tourist group has to squeeze together so everyone appears on the picture. When on top of that the lighting is poor and the situation does not call for aggressive lighting, the new high-speed Distagon T* 2/25 is in its element.
Due to the large angular field of this lens, the photographer can capture exciting perspectives, even with low light. Particularly with photo documentaries shot indoors, where space is at a premium, the strengths of the Distagon T* 2/25 become apparent thanks to its high image performance at all aperture settings. This effect is also achieved when taking pictures of objects with a challenging perspective, as well as of architecture and landscapes.
Wide-angle shots always present photographers with unique creative challenges, because the ability to use depth of field as an additional design element is limited. To take a successful wide-angle image, a lot of different creative elements need to be in perfect balance. That includes the right alignment between light and shadow, foreground and background, sharpness and blur, lines and surfaces, and the motif’s perspective and position of the photographer. This works every time with the new Distagon T* 2/25. It makes wide-angle shots look natural and dynamic at the same time due to its moderate wide-angle angular field.
A special optical construction and selection of optical glasses virtually eliminate the chromatic aberrations on this lens. Two aspheric lens surfaces correct distortion and image field curvature. The floating elements design creates high imaging performance, regardless of the distance of the subject.
“The Distagon T* 2/25 elegantly combines a compact build with a large initial aperture,” says Christian Bannert, Senior Director R&D in the Camera Lens Division of Carl Zeiss AG.
The combination of meticulously crafted lenses, which minimize stray light and reflections on the lens, and the Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating, which increases light transmission, enables high-contrast image rendition and high color saturation.
The previously available Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF.2 will continue to be in stock and supplements the new Distagon T* 2/25. This new lens is therefore also the first 25-mm lens from Carl Zeiss for the EF-bayonet.
The Distagon T* 2/25 will be available end of 2011 at a recommended retail price of €1217 (excluding VAT).