If red, gold and green rings around your lenses don’t get your blood stirring enough, maybe Carl Zeiss will. Officially the widest-angle lens in the much revered, and lusted after, Distagon lens lineup, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 Super Wide Angle Lens ($2,948) shoots wide enough to capture practically all of Berlin in a single shot. Okay, maybe not that much, but 15mm is certainly one wide lens. Expect to see minimal distortion and chromatic aberration (the color fringes that appear in the periphery of a wide-angle shot) along with close-focusing capabilities, a built-in hood, and tank-like build. If you’re looking for auto-focus then we recommend moving on. This lens is all manual and all business.

Buy Now: $2,948 (Available May 2012)