The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 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 Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 with a length of 89mm, is 4mm shorter. On the other hand, the Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 has a larger diameter of 75mm 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. Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/28 weighs 520g, 7% (45g) lighter than the Schneider PC 28mm f2.8's weight of 565g.
Both the Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 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.
Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 is also available in Canon EF , Pentax KAF and Sony Alpha mounts.
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 Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 has the fastest aperture of F2.8, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/28's widest aperture value is F2.0.