The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Nikon 28mm f2.8D and the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/28 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses. Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/28 is the longer of the two lenses at 93mm. The Nikon 28mm f2.8D with a length of 45mm, is 48mm shorter. On the other hand, the Nikon 28mm f2.8D has a larger diameter of 65mm compared to the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/28's 64mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Nikon 28mm f2.8D weighs 205g, which means it is 315g (60%) lighter than the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/28 which has a weight of 520g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Nikon 28mm f2.8D and the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/28 has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/28 is also available in Canon EF and Pentax KAF mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 28mm but while Nikon 28mm f2.8D has the fastest aperture of F2.8, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/28's widest aperture value is F2.0.