"Carl Zeiss introduces the wide-angle lens Distagon T* 2/28 ZE with EF bayonet, suitable for all analog and digital EOS camera models. With an initial aperture opening of 1:2, it is among the fastest lenses of its kind in its focal length. From landscape photography at dawn to interior shots under available light, the Distagon T* 2/28 ZE offers photographers plenty of room for creativity for hand held photography. Following the recent introduction of its two ultra-wide-angle lenses, the Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZE and the T* 2,8/21, the new Distagon T* 2/28 ZE is Carl Zeiss' first moderate wide-angle lens with EF bayonet. Despite its fast aperture and complex retro-focus construction, the Distagon T* 2/28 ZE has a compact build. These characteristics make the lens a highly versatile and performance-driven tool for all types of photographers. Even with its wide angle, the lens enables photographers to play fully with an image's depth of focus. With a wide aperture opening, for example, one can effectively separate the motif from its background. With a small aperture opening, photographers can use the sharpness of the lens system for the entire image range. It is also ideally suited for shooting HD video due to its wide focus rotation, superb image quality and minimal breathing characteristics. The floating elements design guarantees high imaging performance each time, from close-ups to infinity, enabling the photographer to make razor-sharp close-up images of even t|High image quality in the close-up range makes this lens ideal for still life photography of small objects|Control of flare and ghosting are outstanding, so that even extreme highlights in the image field do not affect the quality of the image|Precise mechanism enables exact manual focusing|Carl Zeiss T* lens coating"