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Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon for Canon

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The Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon for Canon

The Zeiss 21mm Distagon is a legendary lens among SLR shooters. For years, the out-of-production Contax version of the lens sold for $4,000-$5,000 and was shot mounted on adapters on modern SLR cameras, since it was widely considered the sharpest wide-angle lens ever made. Now Zeiss has remade the 21mm in ZE (Canon) mount with modern anti-reflective coatings.

Roger's Take

There are several mysteries in life I am just not able to understand: How were the pyramids built? Why does my wife say “fine!” when she means “eat dirt and die?" And why isn’t everyone lining up to shoot with this lens? It really is remarkable—the sharpest resolution I've ever seen in a wide angle plus superb microcontrast and color. I loved the original Zeiss 21mm in Contax mount, and this one is every bit as good, perhaps a bit better. It does have the famous "mustache distortion" seen in the original, so it’s not the best lens for architectural work, but for landscapes and other wide-angle shots, it’s just amazing.

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