Zeiss 18mm f/4 Distagon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens

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Zeiss 18mm f/4 Distagon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens The Zeiss Distagon T* ZM 18mm f/4 ultra wide lens features dynamic and unusual points of view, making it perfect for photographing tight interior pictures, although it's just at home shooting broad landscapes. The Distagon18 ZM is extremely compact considering the overall focal length, and provides very good distortion balance plus outstanding implementation across the entire image structure. The lens is mounted on the camera rangefinder while the 18 mm optional viewfinder is obtainable for precise image makeup. When combined with an M Mount digital rangefinder camera featuring a crop factor of 1.3, this Zeiss 18mm has an effective 23mm focal length.

This 18mm lens was engineered to provide full assimilation with TTL-metering. It's minimum focusing distance is 1.8' (0.5 m), plus it supplies ultra-sharp resolution strength and next to nothing distortion. You can shoot challenging architectural interiors, although it's just right for extreme landscape scenes, and inspirational architecture.

Photos captured with this lens have incredible and lively detail. There is no feeling of peering through a chunk of glass; it's like there's simply nothing between you and your subject. Additionally, the depth of field is also incredible, which is expected while using focal length, so these hyperfocal settings always create sharp photos. A neat lens hood also comes with this lens. It is vented, and it removed by only pushing downward and then counterclockwise. There's one of those terrific pinch-center-and outer edge release lens cap. The finish is absolutely flawless. I'd recommend getting this lens for any kind of travel photography, architecture, and landscapes. May 30, 2011 ✓


1/3 stop interval click stops allows for exact exposure
Precise 10 bladed aperture creates pleasing unfocused highlights
Wear resistant filter mount for long-term reliability in tough conditions

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Lens stylePrime lens  
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length18 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Leica M  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F4.0  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Aperture annotations 1/3 stop steps  
Total Elements 10  
Number of Groups 8  
Minimum focus distance 0.50 m (19.69")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.043 x  
Autofocus type No  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical features
Overall weight350 g (0.77 lb)  
Lens diameter 65 mm (2.56")  
Overall length 71 mm (2.80")  
Construction materials metal barrel, metal mount  
Filter thread size 58 mm

Lens Includes

Front & Rear Lens Caps
Lens Hood
2-Year Warranty


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