Carl Zeiss is set to launch a new 15mm f/2.8 ?super-wideangle? lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs in May.

Available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, the Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 boasts a 110° angle of view and is aimed at photography ranging from landscape to photojournalism.

The metal-barrelled optic includes two aspheric lenses and glass designed to correct chromatic aberration.

It has a close focusing distance of 0.25m and a carries a 95mm filter thread.

The 15mm f/2.8 will cost ?2,148, excluding VAT.

Specification, as supplied by Carl Zeiss

Focal length 15 mm

Aperture range f/2.8 -22

Number of lens elements/groups 15/12

Focusing range: 0.25m ? infinity

Angular field** (diag./horiz./vert.) 110°/ 100°/ 76°

Coverage at close range** 340 x 221 mm (close-up)

Image ratio at close range 1:9 (close-up)

Filter thread M95 x 1.0

Length with caps 132 mm (ZF.2)

135 mm (ZE)

Diameter 103 mm (ZF.2)

103 mm (ZE)

Weight 730 g (ZF.2)

820 g (ZE)

Mounts ZF.2 (F bayonet)

ZE (EF bayonet)

Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 imageZeiss 15mm f/2.8 image