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Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100 mm f/2 ZF.2/ZE

12 May 2014
Szymon Starczewski

10. Focusing


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The Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100 mm f/2 is a manual device which means you control the focus with your finger tips. As it befits a good quality lens you get here a huge and comfortable focus ring with a large rotation angle – that of 360 degrees. It is worth mentioning that you deal here with a macro lens, able to focus from 0.44 of a meter while the minimum focusing distance of classic 85-135 mm lenses amounts to about 1 meter. In the case of the Zeiss most of the ring movement covers the macro range: passing from infinity to 1 meter takes a turn through 90 degrees and the rest 270 degrees control a very slight range from 1 to 0.44 of a meter.

The depth of focus scale, situated on the mount, provide additional support for manual focusing.

Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100 mm f/2 ZF.2/ZE - Focusing