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Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50 mm f/1.4 ZF/ZK/ZE

Manufacturer Carl Zeiss
Model Planar T* 50 mm f/1.4 ZF/ZK/ZE
Lens style Normal
Focal length 50 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.4
Angle of view 46.8 o
Closest focusing distance 0.45 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 16
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 7 elements / 6 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Pentax K
Dimensions 66 x 45 mm
Weight 330 g
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Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (3)
  1. Aydb
    Aydb 10 January 2015, 16:32
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    IP 178.198.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: Chf750
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: none in my world

    Pros: Build quality Image quality User experience

    Summary: I am a manial focus photographer and buying this lens on my Canon EOS 6D meant taking me back to being able to photography the way I loved it with my trusty old manual Pentax MX. Ever since owning it My photography has take a step (or a jump :-) change in terms of quality both due to the image quality and because it slows me down and be considerate when taking photographs. Abslolute joy to own and if you're not sure about how a manual - only lens can change your photography, see if you can hire one in your area. Only thing I receommend to help you 'see' is to have a better focusing screen fitted. Enjoy!

  2. Nicko81
    Nicko81 19 December 2012, 12:46
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    IP 118.208.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: AUD $500
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Focus takes a long time from one end to the other, some CA

    Pros: Image quality, build quality, flaring, bokeh, low light performance

    Summary: Don't buy a plastic 50mm, buy this instead! HIGHLY reccomended :)

  3. zaboot1972
    zaboot1972 11 November 2011, 18:56
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    IP 178.61.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 725$
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: manual focus but eventually you get use to it you can always use the live view function

    Pros: fantastic image quality,low light is no problem,very good construction quality,

    Summary: a must have all around lens the build quality ,the colors, low light photos a little bit pricey but its worth it . when you hold the lens its like holding a gem. if you can afford it go for it

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