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

Manufacturer Carl Zeiss
Model Makro-Planar T* 100 mm f/2 ZF.2/ZE
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 97.5 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Angle of view 24.4 o
Closest focusing distance 0.44 m
Maximum magnification 1:2
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 9 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Pentax K
Dimensions 113 x 89 mm
Weight 680 g
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Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (3)
  1. Chambertin
    Chambertin 18 September 2018, 12:32
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    IP 165.225.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: € 90
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: only 1:2 magnification, on the heavy side, price

    Pros: Outstanding sharpness, rendering, colors, contrast and Build. Just one of the best lenses for full frame ever made.

    Summary: Buy it if you get one and forget about the price. The new Milvus is optically the same.

  2. Doume
    Doume 11 December 2012, 21:27
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    IP 92.156.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 1500€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: The Price Manual Focus Lens

    Pros: Outstanding Build Quality. The focussing ring is very smooth. Even the sunshade build quality and locking mechanism are impressive. Image quality is stunning as soon as the image is in Focus (might not be such easy at close distance with F/2 with manual focus and very thin depth of focus...)

    Summary: An exceptional lens on all aspects ...at exceptional price

  3. CMB
    CMB 3 July 2011, 14:01
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    IP 89.240.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: £1500
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Can't think of anything much. Sometimes bokeh can be a bit fussy, but this rarely happens. "Only" renders to half life size.

    Pros: A stop faster than most at f2. Amazing sharpness and contrast from wide open. Lovely focus action and build quality

    Summary: One of the best lenses there is and technically almost flawless. All the usual Zeiss character but with no spherical aberration and sharp from f2. It is easy to focus with no focus shift at all and makes a fantastic close up lens as you would expect, but doubles as a cracking portrait lens on full frame.

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