Zeiss Lenses for Nikon

Note: Zeiss lenses are manual focus. The original versions were not chipped, meaning that they only work well on the F5, F6, D300 series, D2 series, and D3 series. The ZF.2 models work well with all Nikon DSLRs and most Nikon film cameras. Zeiss Web site in English is here.

Updated: 10/27/2011

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
MF 18mm Distagon T No 3.5 82mm 11.8" (0.3m) 13 elements in 11 groups. Manual focus only, original not chipped (AI-S). 1:12 image magnification. Includes lens shade. 16 ounces (470g). Announced June 2008. ZF-2 chipped version introduced Nov 2009.
MF 21mm Distagon T No 2.8 82mm 9" (0.22m) 16 elements in 13 groups. Manual focus only, original not chipped (AI-S). 1:5.3 image magnification. Includes lens shade. 21 ounces (600g). Announced Sept 2008. ZF-2 chipped version introduced Nov 2009.
MF 25mm Distagon T ZF.2 No 2 67mm 9.5" (0.25m) 11 elements in 10 groups. Manual focus only. Chipped to provide information to camera. 1:5.9 maximum magnification ratio (570g).
MF 25mm Distagon T ZF-I No 2.8 58mm 6.7" (0.17m) 10 elements in 8 groups. Really 25.7mm focal length. Manual focus only, original not chipped (AI-S). (480g). Industrial build: protected against sprayed water and sealed against dust; silver metal finish; aperture and focus locks. Announced Nov 2007.
MF 28mm Distagon T ZF-I No 2 58mm 9.45" (0.24m) 10 elements in 8 groups. Really 28.5mm focal length. Manual focus only, original not chipped (AI-S). (530g). Industrial build: protected against sprayed water and sealed against dust; silver metal finish; aperture and focus locks. Announced Nov 2007.
MF 35mm Distagon T ZF-I
No
2
58mm
11.8" (.3m)
9 elements in 7 groups. Manual focus only, original not chipped (AI-S). (530g) Industrial build: protected against sprayed water and sealed against dust; silver metal finish; aperture and focus locks. Announced Nov 2007. ZF-2 chipped version introduced Nov 2009.
MF 50mm Plannar T No 1.4 58mm 1'5" (.45m) 7 elements in 6 groups. Manual focus only, original not chipped (AI-S). (330g) Announced 2006. ZF-2 chipped version introduced Nov 2009.
MF 50mm Makro-Plannar T No 2 67mm 9.4" (.24m) 8 elements in 6 groups. 1:2 reproduction. Manual focus only, original not chipped (AI-S). (530g). Announced 2006. ZF-2 chipped version to be introduced spring 2010.
MF 85mm Plannar T No 1.4 72mm 3'3" (1m) 6 elements in 5 groups. Manual focus only, original not chipped (AI-S). (570g) Announced 2006. ZF-2 chipped version introduced Nov 2009.
MF 100mm Makro-Plannar T No 2 67mm 1'5" (.44m) 9 elements in 8 groups. 1:2 reproduction. Manual focus only, original not chipped (AI-S). (680g). Announced 2006. ZF-2 chipped version to be introduced spring 2010.

ZF models (original) work with exposure meters on D300, D300s, D700, D7000, D3, D3s, D3x using Non-CPU Lens Data
ZF.2 models work with exposure meters on all Nikon DSLRs.

"MF" = manual focus; "AF" = autofocus.
D? = is the lens D compatible? Only verified lenses are listed as "Yes" in this table.
Max F/stop = widest available f/stop; variable number indicates maximum f/stop changes with focal length.
Filter Size =  number is filter thread size.
Close Focus = first number is in feet; number in parentheses is meters (the convention used throughout Nikon Field Guide)


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