In this review, we will be comparing Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 and Carl Zeiss Distagon T2,8/15 ZM, two Wideangle Prime lenses from Voigtlander and Zeiss. Both lenses have the same focal range of 15mm but different max apertures: Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 has a max aperture of F4.5 while the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2,8/15 ZM has a max aperture of F2.8.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 and Carl Zeiss Distagon T2,8/15 ZM lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 and the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2,8/15 ZM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Voigtlander 15mm F4.5
||Carl Zeiss Distagon T2,8/15 ZM
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Carl Zeiss Distagon T2,8/15 ZM is the longer of the two lenses at 92mm. The Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 with a length of 38mm is 54mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2,8/15 ZM also has a larger diameter of 78mm compared to Voigtlander 15mm F4.5's 59mm diameter.
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. Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 weighs 156g, which means it is 394g (71%) lighter than the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2,8/15 ZM which has a weight of 550g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Leica M Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Leica M Mount for Size Comparison
Both Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 and Carl Zeiss Distagon T2,8/15 ZM has the same Leica M lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Leica M lenses are Leica M11, Leica M10 and Leica M Typ 262.