Carl Zeiss Adds Wide-Angle Lens

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Oberkochen, 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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