FedEx is apparently working overtime, because the expected Monday delivery showed up early. I had only a little time to shoot the Zeiss ZF 28mm f/2 Distagon this evening, but my initial impressions of its image quality are highly favorable, though with a strong “personality” along the lines of the ZF 25/2.8 Distagon. I expect to release an interrim update to my Zeiss ZF Lenses review in the next few weeks.
The ZF 28/2 I’m using is an evaluation copy (which I’ll almost certainly purchase). Brand-new, it arrived with a lens hood that would not attach (I experienced this problem once before with the lens hood for the 35/2 Distagon). I was able to disassemble the lens hood, jostle the problematic internal ring, and reassemble the hood so that it functioned properly.