lukaswerth's reviews

  • Carl Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* 3.5/18

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    light, sharp, crisp
    not so fast

    I jumped at an opportunity to get this lens for a very reasonable rate in like-new condition. I had read mixed reviews about it, particularly in comparison with the Nikon 14-24.
    I don't have the latter lens, I wanted a lighter, also cheaper alternative less prone to flare - as I live in a place with a lot of sunshine.
    I use this one on a Nikon d800e, and what I can say after a few days of extensive testing is that it compares excellently with the other lenses I use, all new, all bought for this camera. Whatever some reviews say, it is as sharp as I could with for, picking up every bloody cigarette stump on a pavement in the fringe of a night shot. It has a crisp image quality which gives me a lot of keepers, it is light, easy to focus - I am positively surprised!

    reviewed July 13th, 2012 (purchased for $850)