25mm f/2.8 Distagon T

  • FX coverage
  • AI-S (also ZF.2 chipped for modern Nikons)
  • Manual focus only
  • 10 elements in 8 groups
  • ?-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22
  • aperture and focus locks
  • 58mm filter ring
  • 7" (.17m) minimum focus
  • 3.5 x 2.4" (64mm x 90mm) long, diameter
  • 1 pound (480g) weight
  • weather sealed
  • US$1010

No longer in production

Note: really 25.7mm in focal length

Thom's Mini Review: Good news: centers are sharp wide open, razor sharp two stops down. Corners are very good but never as good as the center, while chromatic aberration and distortion are low. Bad news: more vignetting than I expected. Disappears within a couple of stops, but very visible wide open. Overall: The 25mm doesn't really beat the Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G, as it isn't 25mm to start with and the 24mm f/1.4G is quite good. On the other hand, the build quality is exceptional. Old school metal with long focus throws and excellent markings. Recommended (with reservations)

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