Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.8 ZF - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Images

Here´re some sample shots. I apologize for the low quality but the weather is pretty dismal here in wintertime ...

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 25.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/250s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 25.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/180s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 25.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/125s
Size 3898x2613

Verdict

The Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.8 ZF is a very good fix-focal lens but it doesn´t reach the quality levels of its sister, the Planar T* 50mm f/1.4. Nonetheless it easily outperforms the corresponding Nikkor AF 24mm f/2.8. The image quality is the center is about as good as it gets on the Nikon D200 but the borders could be a little better. The level of vignetting at f/2.8 is also a little disappointing though no problem at other aperture settings. Both CAs as well as distortions are very moderate for a wide-angle lens. In the field the Distagon shined regarding its very strong resistance against flare which I haven´t really seen to such a degree with other lenses of this kind. The build quality of the lens is excellent. Typical for all ZF lenses the Distagon comes with a couple of handling penalties - it doesn't offer AF and the aperture can only be controlled on the lens.

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