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Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50

Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50
Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50
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  • Manual focus only
  • Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating
  • 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • High-quality all metal mount

 

Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50
Planar T* 1,4/50 ZE
Planar T* 1,4/50 ZM2
Planar T* 1,4/50
Planar T* 1,4/50 lens construction
MTF Charts: 
Planar T* 1,4/50 MTF CHART f-number = 2
Planar T* 1,4/50 MTF CHART f-number = 4

Overview

Description by Zeiss:

Facial expressions and features convey an individual’s character. A sparkle in the eye, fine wrinkles and shades of color can tell a whole life story. With its versatile standard focal length, the Planar T* 1,4/50 knows exactly how to express character: natural, illuminated and rich in contrast.

Reveal the true character
The focal length of the Planar T* 1,4/50 is equal to the perspective of the human eye. Its fast aperture and exceptional compactness are its outstanding features. This lens produces pleasing portrait style quality at the widest aperture and sharpens considerably beyond f/4 for any general purpose application.

High-Speed Lens
Great low-light shots start with a great lens for your DSLR camera. A high-speed lens captures as much light as possible. A lens with a wide maximum aperture offers the best results in difficult lighting conditions.

Ideal aperture with nine blades
Photographers want to guide the observer through the image. Minimal depth of focus is often used as a design element. This keeps the background intentionally blurred to keep the attention of the observer on the main subject. These different representations of the blurred areas, as well as the quality of the transition, are referred to as the Bokeh of a lens. The finely tuned features of the optical design on Carl Zeiss SLR lenses ensure a particularly harmonious effect of the blurred areas of the image. The nine diaphragm blades and the resulting, virtually circular aperture on Carl Zeiss SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the fore and background.

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Excellent image quality
The Carl Zeiss range of T* lenses offers the highest possible standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. Quite simply, they are superior in every way. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images, for example. And virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes – especially useful when photographing products and architecture.

Elaborate stray light reduction
Rich, vibrant colors are vital to creating a lasting impression. Stray light in the lens, however, would lead to a brightening of the image, which is particularly visible in shadow areas. Image contrast is lowered; the image appears dull and bleached. We combine various, elaborate techniques to reduce unwanted stray light. For example, all lens elements are coated with the famous Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating. Additionally, a jet black special paint is applied by hand to all lens element edges to ensure that reflections are prevented from the start.

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High-quality all metal mounts
Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS lenses for decades of intense use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip metal focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing photographic experience.

 

 

Carl Zeiss Lenses for SLR Cameras - Camera Mounts

The manually focusable Carl Zeiss SLR lenses are available with EF bayonet (ZE), F bayonet (ZF.2). The possibilities of using scene programs, different types of exposure metering and individualized functions can be varied depending on the camera model.

 

zeiss-lenses-_zf2 ZF.2 Lenses
Lenses with F mount equipped with AI-apperture coupling and CPU
zeiss-lenses ze mount ZE Lenses
Lenses equipped with an EF bayonet for EOS cameras from Canon

 

Reviews

"January 2006: Carl Zeiss announced they are producing a new line of lenses aimed at the 35mm SLR market. Its ''Z'' series starts with four lenses, one of which is the 50mm ƒ/1.4. Carl Zeiss now produces two 50mm lenses in its ZF series: the 50mm ƒ/2 Makro, and the 50mm ƒ/1.4, the subject of this review.

Post date: 28/04/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
12.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
1.6 TStop
Distortion: 
0.50%
Vignetting: 
-1.8 EV
Chr. aberration: 
14.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Nikon F mount
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
Manual Focus Only
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
50mm
Lens construction: 
7 lens elements in 6 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
9 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture: 
f/16
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.45m
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
66.0mm
Length: 
69.0mm
Weight: 
330 g
Body material: 
Metal
Filter Diameter: 
58

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