Just landed on UK shores from Carl Zeiss is a ?super wideangle? 18mm lens for Nikon, Canon and Pentax SLRs, claimed to deliver ?dramatic perspectives?.

The Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 is designed for landscape, architectural and close-up photography using 35mm film-based SLRs or full-frame digital SLR cameras.

Features include an all-metal mount and 99° field of view.

?Like all Carl Zeiss SLR lenses it uses the Zeiss ?colour matching technology?, which provides homogenous colour rendition across all focal lengths in the product range,? said a Zeiss spokesman.

?Even combined with a digital SLR using a DX-type sensor, this lens has an effective focal length of 27mm – providing an interesting wideangle perspective,? adds the firm

UK stockist Robert White Photographic has confirmed a UK retail price of around £875.

For details call 01202 723046 or visit www.robertwhite.co.uk

Zeiss 18mm lens