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Carl Zeiss has unveiled a new super wide angle lens that is set to debut in May of this year. The super wide angle Distagon T* 2,8/15 will be available with an EF (ZE) or F bayonet (ZF.2) and enable for dramatic perspectives and performance demanded by the most ambitious landscape and architectural photographers. With a unique ability to capture events in a natural and extraordinary manner, it is also an ideal companion for advertising, journalism and commercial photography. The Distagon T* 2,8/15 incorporates two aspheric lenses and special types of glass material with abnormal partial dispersion to provide a wonderful correction of chromatic aberration. The lens will begin shipping in May 2012 at a recommended retail price of €2,148 EUR or $2,948 USD. Full technical data can be viewed below.
Focal length: 15 mm Aperture range: f/2.8 -22 Number of lens elements/groups: 15/12 Focusing range: 0.25m – infinity Angular field** (diag./horiz./vert.): 110°/ 100°/ 76° Coverage at close range**: 340 x 221 mm (close-up) Image ratio at close range: 1:9 (close-up) Filter thread: M95 x 1.0 Length with caps: 132 mm (ZF.2), 135 mm (ZE) Diameter: 103 mm (ZF.2), 103 mm (ZE) Weight: 730 g (ZF.2), 820 g (ZE) Mounts:ZF.2 (F bayonet), ZE (EF bayonet)