August 6, 2008
Carl Zeiss matches optical perfection with Nikon bodies
Carl Zeiss has recently announced their newest super wide angle lens. Our Nikonian community members with an appreciation for custom manufactured glass will appreciate their 18mm super wide angle lens for SLR cameras, the Distagon T* 3,5/18.
In terms of quality: You get what you pay for. The suggested list price is $1,450 with the standard lens shade, but the incredible optical results available from lenses manufactured by highly skilled manual work and high-precision measuring technology backed by the Carl Zeiss reputation for quality are a major plus.
Carl Zeiss describes it as: People are the key to Zeiss quality - people with a lot of experience and know-how mount and align the mechanical and optical components piece by piece to create a valuable lens.
Our Nikonians co-founders, J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt were so impressed with the Carl Zeiss F-mount lenses that they co-authored a review, available in a recent edition of our Nikonians eZine (starting on page 35).
The Distagon T* 3.5/18 ZF for Nikon F-mount cameras is a lens that may not perfectly meet the needs of Nikon enthusiasts who expect instant total integration with the autoexposure abilities provided by their cameras. It's a manual lens designed for use by professionals with an understanding of the compatibilities of their film and DSLR Nikons.
With an impressive field of view of 99°, this new, rectilinear lens provides dramatic perspectives for architectural, landscape and close-range photography for photographers utilizing full-frame DSLRs or film-based cameras.
For more information about this new lens, please visit: www.zeiss.com/photo.
Posted by flashdeadline at August 6, 2008 3:58 PM
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