LensTip.com

Lens review

Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50 mm f/2 ZF/ZK/ZE

28 January 2013
Arkadiusz Olech

10. Focusing

The Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50 mm f/2 ZF/ZK/ZE is a manual lens in which you set the focus on your own. As it befits an instrument of high quality you get a huge and comfortable focus ring which can be turned through 300 degrees to serve the whole distance scale. It should also be emphasized that we deal here with a macro lens, which minimum focusing distance is 0.24 of a meter. Classic 50 mm devices usually feature a minimum focusing distance of less than 0.5 of a meter. In the case of the Zeiss most of the working scope of the ring is dedicated to the macro range. Passing from infinity to 0.45 of a meter you need a turn through 90 degrees and the rest 210 degrees are covered by a narrow range from 0.45 to 0.24 of a meter.

A depth of field scale, positioned on the casing of the lens, help you with the focusing.

Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50 mm f/2 ZF/ZK/ZE - Focusing



Please Support Us

The coronavirus crisis has been adversely affecting many businesses and, sad but true, ours is not an exception. Despite that difficult situation we would like to preserve continuity and high quality of publications available on all our websites. Still, we are now aware it might be impossible without additional financial help. That's why we would like to ask all those who visit, read, and care about Optyczne.pl, LensTip.com i Allbinos.com for support - it's enough you send us a small sum of money via PayPal. If a lot people decide to support our websites we think we'll stand a chance and survive next months without any lasting harm. We count on your support and understanding, stay safe and be healthy.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - advertisement - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

In a brochure which comes with the lens the producer includes a chart with the depth of field values for the particular apertures and distances. For example for an object situated in a distance of 5 meters at the maximum relative aperture you get the depth ranging from 4.53 to 5.06 meters.