15mm Zeiss Fatty

Just received our first shipment of little fattys from Zeiss. More officially known as the Zeiss ZF.2 Distagon 15mm f/2.8. Those who pre-ordered should be receiving theirs shortly. I’ll be doing some extensive testing, likely comparing it to our 11-16mm as well as other wide angle lenses.

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Matthew Duclos

A lens technician by trade, Matthew has spent his life servicing, refining, selling, manufacturing, and collecting cinema lenses from around the world.

5 thoughts on “15mm Zeiss Fatty”

  1. I have the Tokina 11-16 and just bought the Zeiss 15mm 2 days ago…it Blows the Tokina out of the water! It’s not even a fair match. the Zeiss keeps everything almost distortion free and the colors and sharpness are unbelievable ! I’m selling my Canon mount Tokina, anybody interested ?:)

  2. Hi Matt,
    it says that this lens’ “image ratio at close range” is 1:18. What does that mean?
    e.g. ZF.2 100mm has 1:2, what’s the diff visually?

      1. Dennis, Glad you asked. This is the reproduction ratio of any given object as it appears on the actual sensor. For example, in this case, if you’re shooting an 8 inch wide object at the Minimum Object Distance (MOD) then it would be reproduced on the sensor (or film) exactly 1 inch wide. This is why a great 1:1 Macro lens is useful. It means that an object photographed at the minimum distance would be exactly the same size in real life as it’s produced on the sensor/film.

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