Zeiss Hologon 8/16mm T*, 1996

Zeiss Hologon 8/16mm T*, 1996
Zeiss Hologon 8/16mm T*, 1996 — Photo credit: © WestLicht Photographica

Using the traditional Hologon® ultra-wide-angle lens as a basis, Carl Zeiss has designed a 16 mm Hologon® f/8 lens. This interchangeable wide-angle lens is virtually distortion-free and provides superior image quality. In view of the extreme field angle, a loss in brightness towards the image edges is inevitable. For this reason, a gradation filter 4x is available to eliminate this effect.

The short focal length of 16 mm and the fixed aperture of f/8 of the Hologon® T* lens allow photography using the fix-focus setting. The wide field angle of this lens opens up interesting perspectives to the Contax G photographer: whether it is architectural, advertising, fashion or landscape photography, pictures taken with this lens will always capture the viewer's attention.

  • Number of elements: 5
  • Number of groups: 3
  • Close limit field size: 675 mm x 1012 mm
  • Max. scale: 1 : 28.1
  • Max. aperture: ƒ/8
  • Focal length: 16.5 mm
  • Entrance pupil*:
    • Position: 20.8 mm behind the first lens vertex
    • Diameter: 2.1 mm
  • Exit pupil*:
    • Position: 9.5 mm in front of the last lens vertex
    • Diameter: 2.0 mm
  • Negative size: 24 x 36 mm
  • Angular field*: width 95°, height 72°, diagonal 2w 105°
  • Min. aperture: 8 (fixed)
  • Position of principal planes*:
    • H: 20.6 mm behind the first lens vertex
    • H': 9.7 mm in front of the last lens vertex
  • Focusing range: infinity to 0,3 m
  • Back focal distance: 6.8 mm
  • Working distance (between mechanical front end of lens and subject): 0.26 m
  • Distance between first and last lens vertex: 31.7 mm
  • Weight: 120g