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Zeiss 21mm F/2.8 Distagon ZE T* (Manual Focus) Lens For Canon EF Mount {82}

Zeiss Cameras
KEH Model# 344643
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Zeiss 21mm F/2.8 Distagon ZE T* (Manual Focus) Lens For Canon EF Mount {82} Description


The Carl Zeiss Distagon 21mm f/2.8 T* ZE is a premium wide-angle lens for Canon EOS SLR cameras (digital or film) in EF Mount.  The 21mm ZE is a manual focus only lens with extremely high quality construction that produces remarkable images with outstanding color, contrast, and clarity.  The design prioritizes deliberate exact focusing via a smooth high focus helical with a long 124° focus throw that makes precise adjustments easy.  Zeiss has a long and legendary history of producing many of worlds best optics thanks to renowned engineering experience and exacting standards, the 21mm ZE is no exception.  The Distagon 21mm ZE uses 16 T* multicoated elements in 13 groups.

At 600g (21.2oz) the lens weighs noticeable more than the more commonly known Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 but ZE 21mm users will argue it's worth it for the heavyweight images it produces.

Key Features

  • Ultrawide 90° (diagonal angle of view)
  • Outstanding well corrected optics
  • Superb contrast, vivid color, and high sharpness
  • 16 elements in 13 groups
  • T* anti-reflective coating
  • Close focuses down to 0.22m (8.66in)
  • Convenient marked depth of field scale, infrared focus index
  • Smooth precise made manual focus mechanism, long 124° focus throw
  • Solid metal construction

Available accessories include 82mm filter accessories, Zeiss Metal Bayonet Lens Hood for 18mm f/3.5 & 21mm f/2.8, EF mount rear cap.

KEH Specifications

  • Focal Length: 21mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
  • Aperture Minimum: f/22
  • Camera Mount Type:  Canon EOS
  • Format Compatibility: Canon EOS AF SLR full-frame, film or APS-C bodies
  • Angle of view: 90°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: .22m 
  • Elements/Groups: 16/13
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Vibration Reduction: No 
  • Autofocus: No
  • Tripod Collar: No
  • Filter Thread: 82mm
  • Dimensions: 2.8 x 3.43 inches
  • Weight: 1.59 lb (720g)
  • Manufacturers Part #:1762-848


General information

Manufacturer Part Number 1762-848
Manufacture GTIN 04047865800136
Brand Name Zeiss
Product information
Lens Type Wide-angle

Technical Information

Fixed Focal Length 21 mm
Max Aperture f/2.8

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Canon EF