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Carl Zeiss added the Distagon T* 3.5/18 super wide-angle lens to its increasing DSLR portfolio. The lens has a Field of view of 99° and is ideal for architectural, landscape and close-range photography. The rectilinear lens a floating lens element in the rear lens assembly and claims to use ZEISS ‘color matching technology’, which provides homogeneous color rendition across all focal lengths.
The Distagon T* 3.5/18 ZF for F-mount cameras is scheduled for delivery beginning July 2008 and the suggested list price is $1,450 and includes the standard lens shade. For more information about this new lens, please visit: www.zeiss.com/photo.
Aperture range f/3.5 – f/22 (1/ 2 stop intervals)
Number of elements / groups 13 /11
Focusing range 0.3 m (0.98 ft) – inf.
Angular field* (diag. / horiz. / vert.) 99 / 90 / 67 °
Coverage at close range 44 x 29 cm (1.7 x 1.1')
Image ratio at close range 1:12
Filter-thread M 82 x 0.75
Camera mounts ZF (F bayonet)
ZK (K bayonet)