If I were to create a description of the ultimate 28mm manual focus lens, it would read like the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 Lens’ press release.
It seems like the Zeiss marketing department took all of the attributes one could want in a lens and pieced them together to create the Otus 28mm announcement.
Zeiss had set the bar high for lenses bearing the “Otus” (means owl) name with the 55 and 85mm f/1.4 variants delivering pure excellence and the Otus 28 now takes its place beside them.
If you are going to ask this much money for a manual focus-only prime (fixed focal length) lens, it better be good.
And the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens is indeed that good – I’m impressed.
If the Zeiss ZE 21 is not the best wide angle lens available, it is definitely a very close contender to the ultimate wide angle lens.
When I first received the Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 Lens, my first declaration was that this is the
world’s most beautiful lens.
More good news is that this lens feels at least as good in your hands as it visually appears and it mechanically functions with similar quality.
Does the last primary component of this lens, the image quality, also match?
Read on to find out.
The Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens is, arguably, the best ultra-wide angle landscape lens available and is a great choice for architecture photography.
This manual-focus-only lens is very sharp from the center fully into the corners of even full frame sensors.
Operating like a precision instrument, the Zeiss 15 is built to last for generations.
This lens has become my go-to lens for critical ultra-wide angle landscape needs.