Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* ZE Series Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras

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About Zeiss 18mm F/3.5

Whether shooting the elegant lines of the Eiffel Tower or the vast expanses of the Grand Canyon, both situations require a lens field wide enough to reveal the unique and full dimensions of each image. With the new Distagon T* 3,5/18 from Carl Zeiss, EOS camera users now have an ultra-wide-angle lens at their disposal while benefiting from all the other optical qualities that ZEISS lenses are well-known for. The lens's extremely wide 99°-angle view is suitable especially for full-frame sensor cameras, deliveringan array of new creative possibilities. From landscape and architecture photography to advertising images, cameras equipped with the new Carl Zeiss wide-angle lens meticulously capture once-only moments and spectacular perspectives.

Despite its short focal length, the Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZE has an extremely compact design compared to other zoom lenses in its category. Internal focusing also helps to reduce its size while delivering extremely precise and smooth focus control.

To prevent image aberrations during close-ups, internal lens groups are repositioned individually during focusing in what is called a floating elements design. This allows the Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZE to deliver exceptionally high quality - from extreme close-ups to infinity. Thanks to the ZEISS T*s anti-reflective coating and meticulously crafted lenses, the ZEISS T* is not affected by reflections or stray light. The result: razor-sharp images even under the toughest lighting conditions or with wide aperture settings.

Following the Planar T* 1,4/50 ZE and 1,4/85 ZE, already long cherished by photographers around the world, the Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZE is the first wide-range lens with EF bayonet mount on the market.

Zeiss 18mm F/3.5 Features

  • Control of flare and ghosting are outstanding, so that even extreme highlights in the image field do not affect the quality of the image
  • Precise mechanism enables exact manual focusing
  • Carl Zeiss T* lens coating

Zeiss 18mm F/3.5 Specifications

Focal Length
18 mm
Aperture range
f/3.5 - f/22 (1/2 steps)
Focusing range
0.3 m - infinity
Image ratio at close range
1 : 12
Coverage at close range
44 x 29 mm
Number of elements/groups
Angular field (diag./horiz./vert.)
99° / 90° / 67°
M 82 x 0.75
° 87 mm
Dimensions (with caps)
84 mm
470 g
Zeiss warranty

Zeiss 18mm F/3.5 Reviews

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from Florida, USA  -  Pro Photographer

Superb optics, sharp and crisp, it captures the light better than my eyes. 82mm filters are costly but you don't need the more expensive slim types, the wide flange avoids vignetting with standard filters hence your money can be spent on quality glass filters. My Lee 100mm filter system also works well without vignetting issues. I use it for architecture so edge distortion in fx image mode was difficult to get used to but soon manageable with practice. For scenic and extra wide angle it is great and the bokeh is unexpectedly good as well.

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