Zeiss Wide Angle 28mm f/2.8 Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens for Zeiss Ikon and Leica M Mount Rangefinder Cameras - Black

Model #1365-657

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General Information

Filter Size 46mm
f/Stop Range 2.8-22
Minimum Focus Distance 1.8' (0.5 m)
Magnification 1:16
Angle of View 75 degrees
Groups/Elements 6/8
Length Not specified
Maximum Diameter Not specified
Weight 7.8 oz (220 g)
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.34972991
24 January 2014

The Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM is half the price of its Leica counterpart, but its edge performance leaves something to be desired.

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    Weak edge performance., Hood not included., Manual focus only.

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    Compact., Good center-weighted sharpness., 0.5-meter close focus., Minimal distortion., Solid build quality.

User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
7 December 2018

I just purchaseda used Leica M8 and now I am officially a Leica owner. Wahooo. So to go with this gorgeouscamera I chose the Zeiss Biogon 28mm f/2.8. Its about 1k cheaper than buying a Leica lens. I have only owned the Zeiss for a couple days but its really nice. Its super sharp from f/2.8-22.

B h photo.34921152
23 May 2019

I wanted to take the time to write a review for this lens because of how much joy this lens has brought me over the past five months of shooting with it.I use the lens on a Leica M4 and M6 and use a Voigtlander external finder which makes a big difference.

B h photo.34921152
29 June 2017

I use this on a Leica M-P. So far, I really like it. I have the Zeiss 35mm 2.0 as well. Both lenses are very sharp and I'm getting beautiful files.

B h photo.34921152
7 May 2018

Superb lens. Every bit as good as the much more expensive Leica 28 2.8. It's outstanding at all apertures and a pleasure to use.

B h photo.34921152
16 June 2014

After several outings with this lens, I can say that it exceeds my expecations. It's very sharp from 2.8 up through f/16 - at its best from 5.6-8. It's a bit larger than expected, though doesn't intrude on the M9 OVF too much. Focusing is smooth and easy.

24 January 2014

Simply superb---the warmth of colour rendering and unbelievable sharpness are unbelievable.The rendered detail on each shot is exceptional. I am so glad I bought this product. The only negative comment I could make is that there is a little cut-off in the viewfinder lines in one corner of both the...

B h photo.34921152
4 April 2012

Great lens, super sharp and very easy to focus. Filters are easy to add and remove. Size is a little larger than I expected on my Minolta CLE, but overall an extremely well built precision lens.

B h photo.34921152
25 March 2012

I use this lens on my Leica M9 for Landscape and achitecture photography. It is very sharp at all arpertures. The Zeiss 28mm f/2.8 has great ergonomics but does obstruct the viewfinder somewhat. It has a silky-smooth, zero-play focus ring that you can easily turn with your fingertip.

B h photo.34921152
18 March 2011

I use this on my Sony NEX-5 and it's amazing quality just keeps on coming. Only complaint is that you can't focus closer than about 1-1/2 ft/ 1/2 meter, but I am usually using it for things at a distance.

B h photo.34921152
17 November 2009

I like this lens a lot. It's flare control is outstanding with nice 10 a pointed sunstar affect. It's actually sharper than what Zeiss's MTF graph led me to believe. By no means should this lens be judged on its published MTF graph when comparing it to the Leica Elmarit.

Product Highlights
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    • Zeiss Wide Angle 28mm f/2.8 Biogon T* ZM Manual Focus Lens for Zeiss Ikon and Leica M Mount Rangefinder Cameras - Black
    • Front & Rear Lens Caps
    • 2-Year Warranty
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