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Carl Zeiss launches Distagon T* 2.8/21 lens for Canon, Nikon and Pentax

21 September, 2008 (09:21) | Carl Zeiss, Lens | By: Camera News

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 lens
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21

Carl Zeiss has announced that they are releasing a modern version of their high-end wide angle lens, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21. It has a special type of coating that removes flares that often are a problem with super wide angle lenses.
The Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 lens will be released for Canon, Nikon and Pentax mounts at the end of 2008. The estimated price is a hefty 1,399 euros.

Press release:
Carl Zeiss Launches New 21mm Super Wide Angle Lens for SLR Cameras

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 16.09.2008.
The legendary Distagon T* 2.8/21 is now being introduced for SLR cameras with EF, F and K bayonets. Thanks to its excellent performance, this modernized version from the former Contax system sets new standards in this focal length class. “The outstanding correction of chromatic aberration enables photos without color fringes even in high-contrast light conditions”, says Martin Klottig, Marketing Manager, Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division. “Even at full aperture, the floating element design ensures optimum edge-to-edge image quality over the entire focusing range. And even in difficult light conditions, the new Distagon provides excellent results thanks to its T* coating, optimum reflection reduction and exceptional chromatic correction.”

The shortest possible distance setting of only 0.22 m makes the lens ideal for impressive perspectives. Typical applications include architectural, journalistic and landscape photography.

The Distagon 2.8/21 is available with an EF bayonet (ZE), F bayonet (ZF) and a K bayonet (ZK). It is suitable for both digital and analog full-format SLR cameras.

Delivery of the Distagon T* 2.8/21 is scheduled to begin by the end of this year with the ZF and ZK version. Its selling price is estimated at 1,399 euros (incl. 19% German VAT).

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