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Monday, September 14, 2009

Press Release:: Carl Zeiss New Distagon T* 3,5/18 In EF mount

September 14, 2009
For Immediate Release
Infinite perspectives for full-frame DSLRs
Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 3,5/18 wide-angle lens with
EF bayonet mount
Thornwood, NY– 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, delivering an 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.
The Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZE will be available in the Autumn of 2009 at a suggested retail
price of USD $1,290.
For more information, visit
Technical specifications
Focal length:
18 mm
Aperture range:
f/3.5 - f/22 (half steps)
Number of elements/groups:
Focusing range:
0.3 m – infinity
Angular field* (diag./horiz./vert.): 99/90/67°
Coverage at close range:
44 x 29 cm
Image ratio at close range:
Filter thread:
M 82 x 0.75
ZF (F bayonet)
ZK (K bayonet)
ZE (EF bayonet)
Lens shade included
*in 35 mm format
Image: Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZE offers new perspectives for photographers.
Additional images taken with the Distagon T* 3.5/18 ZE are located at:

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