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07-24-2018, 05:15 PM   #1
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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 (Leitaxed ZF.2 version)

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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 (Leitaxed ZF.2 version)

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985.00 USD

Item Location
N. Cal (United States)

Item Description
The Zeiss 21/2.8 is a legendary lens considered by many to be one of the finest lenses ever made. This lens, in addition to Zeiss’ usual splendid micro contrast and color, is most unique for a wide angle in being sharp from edge to edge. Wide open at f2.8 it is very sharp in the center, and remarkably sharp everywhere else except at the extreme edges/corners. Stop it down to f4 and it’s sharp even to the extremes (check out my photos showing that below).

The Zeiss 21/2.8 also focuses close, just over eight inches, for effective bokeh shots. Chromatic aberrations are virtually nonexistent, it has superb contrast and dynamic range, and it’s one of the smoothest focusing of all the Zeiss lenses I’ve tried (BTW, the ZF.2 chip reliably relays focus confirmation to a Pentax camera).

This lens is close to mint, with the glass perfect (I can’t even see any dust inside), focus ring and all other mechanics working perfectly, and the body showing little or no signs of wear (that I can find) except for a tiny ding or two on the lens hood. Comes with original lens hood, original front and rear caps, box and paperwork.

$985 price includes insured Priority Mail shipping to continental US. Shipping outside continental US adds actual shipping plus insurance costs. Paypal please. Thanks for looking.

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Dustin Abbot

The Digital Picture

Ming Thein

Fototripper













First photo with the new lens:




Shot at f4:





Extreme crop of upper left:





Vineyard workers, F4:





Crop to show inside the vines reveals detail of workers and dog:




Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Domestic Shipping Included

Shipping Services
USPS Insured Priority Mail

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Return only if not as described.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!


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07-24-2018, 09:41 PM   #2
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Does this lens need adapter for Pentax K mount?

---------- Post added 07-24-18 at 09:43 PM ----------

Hi, does this lens need an adapter for Pentax K mount?
Thanks
CP

QuoteOriginally posted by les3547 Quote
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 (Leitaxed ZF.2 version)

Asking Price
985.00 USD

Item Location
N. Cal (United States)

Item Description
The Zeiss 21/2.8 is a legendary lens considered by many to be one of the finest lenses ever made. This lens, in addition to Zeissí usual splendid micro contrast and color, is most unique for a wide angle in being sharp from edge to edge. Wide open at f2.8 it is very sharp in the center, and remarkably sharp everywhere else except at the extreme edges/corners. Stop it down to f4 and itís sharp even to the extremes (check out my photos showing that below).

The Zeiss 21/2.8 also focuses close, just over eight inches, for effective bokeh shots. Chromatic aberrations are virtually nonexistent, it has superb contrast and dynamic range, and itís one of the smoothest focusing of all the Zeiss lenses Iíve tried (BTW, the ZF.2 chip reliably relays focus confirmation to a Pentax camera).

This lens is close to mint, with the glass perfect (I canít even see any dust inside), focus ring and all other mechanics working perfectly, and the body showing little or no signs of wear (that I can find) except for a tiny ding or two on the lens hood. Comes with original lens hood, original front and rear caps, box and paperwork.

$985 price includes insured Priority Mail shipping to continental US. Shipping outside continental US adds actual shipping plus insurance costs. Paypal please. Thanks for looking.

Reviews:

Dustin Abbot

The Digital Picture

Ming Thein

Fototripper













First photo with the new lens:




Shot at f4:





Extreme crop of upper left:





Vineyard workers, F4:





Crop to show inside the vines reveals detail of workers and dog:




Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Domestic Shipping Included

Shipping Services
USPS Insured Priority Mail

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Return only if not as described.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
07-24-2018, 10:02 PM   #3
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Does this lens need adapter for Pentax K mount?

---------- Post added 07-24-18 at 09:43 PM ----------

Hi, does this lens need an adapter for Pentax K mount?
Thanks
CP
No, not at this point. Check out the Leitax website to see that this lens' Nikon mount was replaced with a fixed Pentax K mount, installed by a member here who regularly does that. You can lock this lens on your camera just like any other K mount lens and it will be fully secure. One difference however is that using the lens itself on your camera requires you to manually adjust the aperture. This Zeiss 21mm does communicate electronically with the camera to give you focus confirmation, and all other functions of your camera will work with the lens.
 

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