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Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

A beautiful landscape, a stunning piece of architecture or a fascinating photo documentary - capture scenes rich in intimate detail. Give each composition your own, unique perspective.

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

Distagon T* 2/25

Master the dramatic

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Distagon T* 2/25

Take a different view

The Distagon T* 2/25 enables creative photography with interesting perspectives – even in difficult lighting conditions. Without a tripod, exquisitely sharp, wide-angle shots work every time. The large angular field creates a dynamic yet natural effect. With excellent image quality from the widest aperture onwards, the Distagon T* 2/25 achieves great results – from interiors to stunning outdoor expanses.

Useful features such as two aspheric lens elements surfaces to correct distortion and a floating elements design ensure that you can vividly capture details framed from your own, unique perspective.

Technical specifications:

Focal length 25 mm
Aperture range f/2.0 – f/22
Focusing range 0.25 m – ∞
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 570g - 600g
Camera mounts EF mount (ZE), F Mount (ZF.2)

Distagon T* 2/25


When wide angle views go to extremes and beg the control via an SLR viewfinder, which means that the back focal distance has to be much larger than the focal length, a retrofous design called Distagon is the right choice.

Distagon with 11 lens elements in 10 groups
Lens with aspheric optical surface
Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion
"Floating Elements" design

Distagon T* 2/25


Aspherical design

The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lens.

Floating Elements Design

Today’s camera technologies and high-resolution sensors demand continuous improvement of lens performance. Thanks to the use of the latest floating element design principles, optical aberration effects in ZEISS lenses are reduced to a minimum throughout their entire focusing range. This is achieved by variation of the axial distance between individual lens elements or groups. This adjustment of the lens-to-lens distance is coupled to the distance setting to ensure correct compensation at all times. The mechanical construction of these lenses is extremely complex and they must be assembled with utmost precision – both of which are key competencies of ZEISS.

Virtually distortion-free optics

Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles – ZEISS lenses open up new composition possibilities. Distortion would disrupt the composition because straight lines, whose image does not go through the image center, would be reproduced with a curved shape.  This annoying effect is accordingly and largely compensated through elaborate optical designs at all focal lengths.

Ideal aperture with nine blades

Photographers want to guide the observer through the image. Minimal depth of focus is often used as a design element. This keeps the background intentionally blurred to keep the attention of the observer on the main subject. These different representations of the blurred areas, as well as the quality of the transition, are referred to as the Bokeh of a lens. The finely tuned features of the optical design on ZEISS SLR lenses ensure a particularly harmonious effect of the blurred areas of the image. The nine diaphragm blades and the resulting, virtually circular aperture on ZEISS SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the fore and background.

High-Speed Lens

Impressive photographs captured in low light always begin with a fast lens for a system or SLR camera. Because, a fast, high-performance lens captures as much light as possible. And a lens with a large maximum aperture leads to the best results when shooting in unfavourable light.

Distagon T* 2/25

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More than 25 vantage points
Know-how | 2014-08-11 14:01:59 |

More than 25 vantage points

Gen Hayase travels frequently in Japan with his camera. And what’s surprising is that his universal lens is neither a zoom nor a 50mm lens. He looks at the world from the vantage point of the Distagon T* 2/25.For Gen ...


25 millimeters of landscape
Know-how | 2014-07-31 14:28:49 |

25 millimeters of landscape

Timm Allrich spent a month in the countryside of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in northern Germany with the Distagon T* 2/25. In his impressive images, he reveals a perspective of dunes, the ocean and fields that is only possible with this focal length. “For me the ...


“Moments in the City“: ZEISS Art Calendar 2014
News | 2013-11-25 13:37:53 |

“Moments in the City“: ZEISS Art Calendar 2014

The ZEISS Art Calendar is published once a year and contains pictures of well-known figures taken by a celebrated photographer. For the 2014 calendar, Mary McCartney created classic black-and-white images set in New York City with Alec Baldwin and Gemma Arterton, using analog film.A man, a wo ...


Colorful World | 2013-02-04 12:37:05 |

A motley mix from Vitrolles

Last year we reported on a colorful photo project called Metropolises by German photographer Kristine Thiemann which shows the surprising sides of unfamiliar small towns. With plenty of creativity, affectionate irony and ZEISS lenses, Thiemann translates the daily life of small-tow ...


Light Artist | 2012-12-21 16:11:24 |

The first rays of sun

Jerusalem is the creative terrain of Israeli photographer David Mor. The city, which he calls home, serves as a backdrop to turn everyday scenes into an allegorical and spiritual expression of ideas. The first rays of sunlight are an important yet fleeting design medium for Mor. At least one ...


Distagon T* 2/25

Reviews & Awards


"At Photo Plus 2011, we had hands on time with the Carl Zeiss 25mm f2 lens. During that time, we were very impressed with the..."

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