Back To Top

Hold on to every detail

Distagon T* 2,8/25

Nothing comes close to the intimacy provided by getting very near to your subject. Capture moments in unique detail with the pioneer of the close up shot.

Distagon T* 2,8/25

Hold on to every detail

Distagon T* 2,8/25

Hold on to every detail

Distagon T* 2,8/25

Hold on to every detail

Find a dealer

  • Downloads

    Product Registration


    Digital Splash 16 - Wilkinson Cameras

    10/15/2016 - 10/16/2016
    United Kingdom, Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4FP

    The Cameraworld Show 2016

    10/29/2016 - 10/29/2016
    United Kingdom, Grand Connaught Rooms, London, WC2B 5DA

    Kit Plus at MediaCityUK

    11/08/2016 - 11/08/2016
    United Kingdom, The Open Centre, MediaCityUK, Manchester, M50 2EQ

    Read all

    Any Questions?

    Distagon T* 2,8/25

    Hold on to every detail

    The Distagon T* 2,8/25 lens from Carl Zeiss opens up vistas of translucent depth and sharpness. It is not afraid to come within just a few centimeters of the tiniest subject without losing sight of the bigger picture.

    Technical specifications:

    Focal length 25 mm
    Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22
    Focusing range 0.17 m – ∞
    Number of elements/groups 10/8
    Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 80°/70°/50°
    Coverage at close range 83 x 55 mm
    Filter thread M 58 x 0.75
    Dimensions (with caps) ø 64 mm, length 90 mm
    Weight 460g
    Camera mounts F Mount (ZF.2)

    Distagon T* 2,8/25


    In SLR systems, when extremely large image angles are needed, the distance between the rear element and the image plane must be considerably longer than the focal length – the original field of application of Distagon lenses. This advanced retrofocus design can also be put to outstanding use in modern, highly corrected lenses with longer focal lengths.

    Distagon with 10 lens elements in 8 groups

    Distagon T* 2,8/25


    ZEISS Classic lenses – a tradition of excellence

    The ZEISS Classic lenses have enjoyed an outstanding reputation with photographers all over the world for many years now – and rightly so. The solid all-metal mount ensures constant functionality and image performance, regardless of the number of photographs taken. Manual focusing promotes creativity in the design of the image.

    High-quality all metal mounts

    Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS lenses for decades of intense 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.

    Ideal aperture with nine blades

    Photographers want to guide the observer through the image. Minimal depth of focus is often used as a design element. This keeps the background intentionally blurred to keep the attention of the observer on the main subject. These different representations of the blurred areas, as well as the quality of the transition, are referred to as the Bokeh of a lens. The finely tuned features of the optical design on ZEISS SLR lenses ensure a particularly harmonious effect of the blurred areas of the image. The nine diaphragm blades and the resulting, virtually circular aperture on ZEISS SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the fore and background.

    Excellent image quality

    The range of ZEISS 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. 

    ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating

    The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T*® anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. We apply the anti-reflective coating to the lens surfaces by the vapour deposition of extremely thin, transparent layers on the glass. In this process, special substances are vaporized with extremely high energy in a high-vacuum environment and are subsequently deposited on the glass surfaces, one after another, as layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflective properties. The first coating techniques were employed by ZEISS as long ago as in the 1930s.

    Elaborate stray light reduction

    Rich, vibrant colors are vital to creating a lasting impression. Stray light in the lens, however, would lead to a brightening of the image, which is particularly visible in shadow areas. Image contrast is lowered; the image appears dull and bleached. We combine various, elaborate techniques to reduce unwanted stray light. For example, all lens elements are coated with the famous ZEISS T*® anti-reflective coating. Additionally, a jet black special paint is applied by hand to all lens element edges to ensure that reflections are prevented from the start.

    Distagon T* 2,8/25

    Pictures on Flickr

    Distagon T* 2,8/25

    Blog Articles

    Magic of Water | 2011-08-22 11:19:59 |

    Tips and tricks for photographing water

    Water as one of the primordial elements has been a constant source of fascination for the human imagination, and offers a host of stunning images for photographers. The quietness of a lake in the mountains, reflecting the beauty of its pristine natural environment, forms a fascinating contrast to the ...


    Macro Photography | 2011-07-20 10:20:10 |

    Lenses for close-up

    Different perspectivesA wide variety of lenses are suited for capturing even the tiniest subjects with a (digital) SLR camera. Not only those designated as “macro” lenses work for close-up photography.Macro lensesConventionally, the focal lengths of typical ...


    Distagon T* 2,8/25

    Reviews & Awards

    "In this era of plastic-barreled mass-produced lenses, the Zeiss ZF lenses stand out in sleekly-elegant fashion..."
    "The 25/2.8 Distagon offers superb image quality at distance (it is not optimized for close-ups). Even wide open at..."


    We use cookies on this site. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by websites. Cookies are widely used and help to optimize the pages that you view. By using this site, you agree to their use. more