Zeiss Super Wide Angle 18mm f/4 Distagon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Black

Zeiss
Product #:
ZSL1440733
Manufacturer #:
000000-1440-733

- For Zeiss Ikon & Leica M Mount Rangefinder Cameras
- Super wide angle
- Manual focus lens
- 18mm
- f/4
- Black

Lens Filter Size:
58mm
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Overview

Overview

 The Compact, Ultra Wide-angle Specialist

This ultra wide-angle lens allows for dynamic and unusual perspectives, making it well-suited for photographing confined interior spaces, as well as expansive landscapes. The Distagon T * 4/18 ZM is compact for its focal length, and offers very good distortion correction and outstanding performance across the image frame. The lens is coupled to the camera rangefinder and the optional 18 mm viewfinder is available for accurate image composition. Combined with a digital rangefinder camera with a 1.3 crop factor, the lens has an effective focal length of 23 mm.

Virtually distortion-free optics

Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss 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.

Excellent image quality

The Carl Zeiss range of T* lenses offers the highest possible standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. Quite simply, they are superior in every way. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images, for example. And virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes especially useful when photographing products and architecture. 

Robust design

The mount and control elements of all ZM lenses are made of metal and are designed for decades of intensive use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip metal focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing photographic experience. 

Smooth, precise focusing

Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. The user-friendly focusing ring on ZEISS lenses with an ergonomic finger rest is perfect for fast, precise focusing. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder. The high-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without play, thus also supporting the intuitive interaction with the focal plane. 

Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating

All lens elements in SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss feature the T* anti-reflective coating and an optical design that produces brilliant pictures even in unfavorable lighting conditions. We vacuum deposit very thin, transparent coats on the surfaces of the lens elements to make them anti-reflective. Special substances, one by one, are vaporized with very high energy in a high vacuum, which are then deposited on the glass surface as a coating with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflections. The first coatings were applied by Carl Zeiss back in the 1930s.

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Specifications

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Physical Specifications
Length: 2.9"" (73mm)
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Weight: 11.2 oz (320 g)
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Maximum Diameter: 65mm
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Brand
Brand: Zeiss
Lens Specs
Lens Min. Focus Distance: 1.8" (0.5 m)
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Lens Filter Size: 58mm
Lens Filter Size:
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Lens Magnification Factor: No
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Elements / Groups: 10/8
Elements / Groups:
The individual pieces of glass that form the overall optical construction. Most lenses have between four and eleven elements to bend the light rays to ensure a perfectly formed image appears on the light sensitive surface, such as a film or CCD. The elements are arranged in groups and may be seen in specification sheets as, for example, 6 elements in 4 groups. That configuration may have two single elements and the other four grouped in pairs.

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Lens Hood: Yes
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Lens f/Stop Range: 4-22
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Lens Type: Fixed Focal Length Lenses
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Focus Drive: Silver
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Angle of View (diagonal): 98
Angle of View (diagonal):
Area of a scene that a lens covers or sees. Determined by the focal length of the lens

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Macro Magnification Factor: 1:23
Macro Magnification Factor:
A lens with a 1:1 magnification factor produces a projected image on the sensor which is the same as the subject. A 1:1 magnification factor is usually considered the minimum for a lens to be described as a “macro” lens. Specialist macro lenses are often 1:3 or even 1:10 magnification factors, meaning that 1mm across the subject becomes 3mm or 10mm when projected onto the sensor, thus 3 or 10 times magnification.

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Focus Type: Manual
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Mount Type: Leica M
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In The Box

- Zeiss Super Wide Angle 18mm f/4 Distagon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Black
- Front & Rear Lens Caps
- Lens Hood

 

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