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

Manufacturer Carl Zeiss
Model Makro-Planar T* 50 mm f/2 ZF/ZK/ZE
Lens style Normal
Focal length 51.6 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Angle of view 46.8 o
Closest focusing distance 0.24 m
Maximum magnification 1:2
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 8 elements / 6 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Pentax K
Dimensions 72 x 65 mm
Weight 530 g
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Owners reviews (4)
  1. Pro
    Pro 4 July 2019, 16:07
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    IP 79.107.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 600 Euro,
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: flare against bright light (sun) but this can be used for an artistic look.

    Pros: Image quality in general, sharp from f2 , contrast, color

    Summary: The pictures from this lens reminds me pictures from a medium format camera. Images are crystal clear!! it\'s not just about sharpness.

  2. Airy
    Airy 10 June 2016, 21:29
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    IP 81.220.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: A "yes but" lens. Macro, but 1:2. f/2, but tends to underexpose at that aperture. Macro indeed, but not free from distortion, and with not-so-flat field. Rugged, but not weather-sealed.

    Pros: Nearly everything, but the blue haze appearing when shooting against the light. While contrast is very good wide open, it will degrade progressively on stopping down. Performance wide open is already impressive. Some macro lenses provide lackluster performance at medium or longer distances, but not that one.

    Summary: Excellent allrounder lens. It used to be my most used 50mm lens, until I bought the successor (Milvus 50/2), that displays minimal flare and therefore corrects the only real flaw of this lens.

  3. Rainer U.
    Rainer U. 22 May 2013, 13:21
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    IP 217.246.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: None I can think of

    Pros: Very versatile; very sharp all the way from near to far; easy to focus; built like a tank

    Summary: An excellent lens, worth every penny

  4. tog
    tog 15 May 2009, 12:57
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    IP 86.88.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 920 euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Learning to manual focus accurately is critical

    Pros: The best 50mm i have ever used... and ive used all the Leica M glass

    Summary: Superb.. stunning

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