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Carl Zeiss Adds Wide-Angle Lens

10/28/2011 10:36:34 AM Eastern

Germany - Carl Zeiss introduced
Thursday the Distagon T* 2/25 ZE and ZF.2 moderate wide-angle lens and mounts.

The lens was
designed to offer wide-angle perspectives in challenging situations, including interior
rooms where space is at a premium, as well as for pictures of objects,
architecture and landscapes, Carl Zeiss said.

The company
claimed the lens offers high sharpness levels at all aperture settings.

Chromatic aberrations
are said to have been "virtually eliminated" on these lenses, through the use
of a special design and selection of materials.

Specially selected
types of glass and two aspheric surfaces prevent color fringes from appearing
on high-contrast edges.

"The Distagon T*
2/25 combines a compact design with a large initial aperture," Christian
Bannert, Carl Zeiss camera lens division product development senior director,
said in a statement.

Carl Zeiss said it
crafted the lens elements to minimize stray light and reflections. The
company's T* anti-reflective coating is applied to increase light transmission to
yield high-contrast image rendition and color saturation.

Carl Zeiss said
the previously available Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF.2 will remain in stock to
supplement the new Distagon T* 2/25.

The Distagon T*
2/25 is said to be the company's first 25mm lens for the EF-bayonet.

The Distagon T*
2/25 will be available at the end of 2011 at a recommended retail price of 1,217
euros ($1,721) (excluding VAT).

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