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Through the special optical design and the targeted selection of optical glass, chromatic aberrations are virtually eliminated on the Distagon T* 2/25. The effective correction of distortion and field curvature is attributable to the inclusion of two aspheric lens surfaces. The floating elements design ensures high quality across the entire image field. The Distagon T* 2/25 is practically distortion-free.
With outstanding image quality even at maximum aperture, the Distagon T* 2/25 proves particularly advantageous in indoor photography without the use of a tripod – even in difficult lighting conditions. With this lens, you can take wide-angle shots which look natural and dynamic at the same time, thanks to the large angle of view. Whatever the application, this lens goes beyond the bounds of creativity.
- Focal length: 25 mm
- Aperture range: f/2.0 – f/22
- Focusing range: 0.25 m – infinity
- Number of elements/groups: 11/10
- Angular field, diag./horiz./vert: 81°/71°/51°
- Coverage at close range: 219 x 144 mm
- Filter thread M 67 x 0,75
- Dimensions (with caps): ø 71 – 73 mm, length 95 – 98 mm
- Weight: 570-600 g
- Camera mounts: EF Mount & F Mount
Official Zeiss Product Page
New Lenses from Germany
Apparently a couple of new Zeiss lenses are just around the corner.
Both lenses are said to become available for ZE and ZF mounts.
Via Email and [ZR]
A brief email this AM stated Fuji will announce Fujinon lenses for the EF mount in March. No other details were given. This is the first time I’ve heard anything on the topic. Grain of salt and all that.
There have been mentions elsewhere from time to time that Fuji wasn’t finished in the DSLR business.
This could also be lenses for video as pointed out by a few people, though the information did specify EF.
EF Mount for your iPhone 3 or iPhone 4
I was waiting, and waiting, and Photojojo finally did it. A lens mount adaptor for your EF lenses and the iPhone 3 & 4!
I love cool and unique “why the heck not” products. I hope to get my hands on one and adapt an EF 800 f/5.6L IS to it and go birding. That’s right…. birding with an iPhone!
The iPhone 4 version is $249 USD and the iPhone 3 version is $190. A steal for most photography accessories.
A new epic Zeiss
You can buy the new Zeiss 35 f/1.4 for Canon from B&H for $1843.00
You can also rent it from LensRentals.com for as little as $64.50 + shipping.
I’ve heard amazing things about this lens. The guys at LensRentals are crazy about it, or just crazy.
We previously reported Sigma would be updating some of their large primes.
[PR] via [EG] & have posted a patent for a new Sigma 500 f/4 supertelephoto lens.
With the price of the new Canon offerings, there’s going to be lots of room for other companies to make big glass more affordable.
- Patent: 2011-70043
- Patent filing date: Sept 28, 2009
- Focal length: 489.9938
- Aperture: 4.1004
- Angle of view: 5.0498 °
- Back Focus 90.3449mm
Sigma adding to the prime lineup
With the success and quality of the Sigma 50 f/1.4 and 85 f/1.4, I’m told they’ll be adding more fast primes to the lineup over the next 18 months.
Lenses on the horizon may include a 24 f/1.4, 35 f/1.4 and 135 f/2.
Sigma will also continue to update lenses by adding OS to them. The 300 f/2.8 may be the first to get OS along with the 500 f/4.5. With the pricing of the new Canon lenses in these focal ranges, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Sigma do something 20% cheaper.
We’ve reported previously that certain Tamron lenses do not work fully with the Canon EOS 7D. The outer crosstype AF points do not work properly. It was discovered that Tamron used Lens ID’s that Canon no longer supported.
Canon made official what we already knew.
The following cameras are affected.
- EOS 7D
- EOS 60D
- EOS 50D
- EOS 40D
The following Canon lenses are affected
- EF 35-80 mm 1:4-5,6
- EF 35-80 mm 1:4-5,6 II
- EF 35-80 mm 1:4-5,6 III
- EF 35-80 mm 1:4-5,6 USM
- EF 35-105 mm 1:4-5,6
- EF 35-105 mm 1:4-5,6 USM
- EF 80-200 mm 1:4,5-5,6 II
- EF 80-200 mm 1:4,5-5,6 USM
The following Tamron lenses are affected
- 17-50 f/2.8 VC
- 60 f/2 Macro
- 70-200 f/2.8
- 10-24 f/3.5-4.5
First reports of repaired lenses.
The first set of Tamron owners have received lenses back from Tamron correcting the cross-type sensor issue with certain Canon DSLR bodies.
The 17-50 f/2.8 VC was sent in and Tamron’s official statement for the fix was “autofocus adjustment”. This is a bit deceptive, what actually was done was a lens ID change from 37 to 137 (85 f/1.2L II lens ID).
Tamron Japan has not officially admitted that there is an issue. Perhaps this is being done to avoid a mass recall of lenses.
Cost of repair?
For the moment, the lens ID switch is covered under the standard warranty. No word on out of warranty products yet.
What’s coming from Zeiss?
Zeiss will introduce some zooms in 2011 for ZE (Canon) and ZF (Nikon). None of the zooms will go longer than 200mm.
A longer Zeiss prime in the 135mm range will also be announced.
Zeiss 35 f/1.4
Initial reports I’ve received say the lens is awesome. I cannot wait to try it out.