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Zeiss Planar T* 50/1.4 ZF2 For Nikon
Carl Zeiss
B002ZQE4XQ


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Brand: Carl Zeiss
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(Zeiss Planar T* 50/1.4 ZF2 For Nikon)
  • 14 Feb 2020, Fri
Fantastic Lens - Wonderful - Mmazingly sharp at f1.4
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Firstly, do not take any notice of the lens tests that there are for this lens. The reason is, they show up poor on test charts. It just happens that I want to take real photographs and this lens is not very good at the distance of a test chart. So I use this lens for real photographs and it is fantastic. Zeiss make a macro version of this lens which tells you something, that's right, don't use it for close up work.I use it on a Canon 7D and was gobsmacked at the sharpness at f1.4 for distant subjects. I set up focus marks on an overlay of sticky back white paper on the lens barrel for 40 metres 80 metres and infinity, using live view and a magnifying glass. Then I just turn the focus ring to these marks or between when shooting. There is a green light comes on in the viewfinder to confirm the focus distance, but I find my marks are more accurate and a lot quicker.After I set my marks I put it to infinity at f1.4 and the pylons on the horizon about 5 miles away were pin sharp edge to edge.Oh, I almost forgot, the colours jump out at you.My mate has ditched his N**** 50mm f1.4 and bought one of these after seeing my results.Buy one, fantastic, wonderful, stunning results.

Alwev
  • 14 Feb 2020, Fri
Fantastic Lens - Wonderful - Mmazingly sharp at f1.4
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Firstly, do not take any notice of the lens tests that there are for this lens. The reason is, they show up poor on test charts. It just happens that I want to take real photographs and this lens is not very good at the distance of a test chart. So I use this lens for real photographs and it is fantastic. Zeiss make a macro version of this lens which tells you something, that's right, don't use it for close up work.
I use it on a Canon 7D and was gobsmacked at the sharpness at f1.4 for distant subjects. I set up focus marks on an overlay of sticky back white paper on the lens barrel for 40 metres 80 metres and infinity, using live view and a magnifying glass. Then I just turn the focus ring to these marks or between when shooting. There is a green light comes on in the viewfinder to confirm the focus distance, but I find my marks are more accurate and a lot quicker.
After I set my marks I put it to infinity at f1.4 and the pylons on the horizon about 5 miles away were pin sharp edge to edge.
Oh, I almost forgot, the colours jump out at you.
My mate has ditched his N**** 50mm f1.4 and bought one of these after seeing my results.
Buy one, fantastic, wonderful, stunning results.

Alwev

  • 26 Jul 2016, Tue
Don't own one but I tried my friends for a few hours....insane!
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

I had used manual focus on my 18-55 kit lens before, never forced to by the lens. Being forced to really opened my eyes but what blew them out of their sockets was how crisp the images are from this lens. After twenty minutes of failing at manually focusing it I started to get the hang of it. Once I did I was amazed at how the shots looked on the less than sharp d3300 LCD. On my laptop shortly after I was in awe. Don't be put off by manual focus lenses. I encourage you to at least try this lens if you can. Buy it if you want perfection. Never need another 50mm after buying this.

Dean Brickland
  • 14 Jun 2013, Fri
Gorgeous
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

This is a beautiful lens which produces a softer brighter colour than the standard nikon, but it takes some getting used to being manual focus only.

Mr. Malachi O'Doherty

The focal length of the Planar T* 1,4/50 is equal to the perspective of the human eye. Its fast aperture and exceptional compactness are its outstanding features. This lens produces pleasing portrait style quality at the widest aperture and sharpens considerably beyond f/4 for any general purpose application.

The famous symmetric lens design invented by Dr. Paul Rudolph at Carl Zeiss in 1896. The Planar lens is the most successful camera lens design – and, by the way, the most plagiarized – ever created. It provides the lens designer with numerous means to correct aberrations extraordinarily well. And its performance is very constant over a wide range of imaging ratios, enabling such a versatile lens variety as the Makro-Planar lens.

High-Speed Lens
Great low-light shots start with a great lens for your DSLR camera. A high-speed lens captures as much light as possible. A lens with a wide maximum aperture offers the best results in difficult lighting conditions.

Ideal aperture with nine blades
Photographers want to guide the observer through the image. Minimal depth of focus is often used as a design element. This keeps the background intentionally blurred to keep the attention of the observer on the main subject. These different representations of the blurred areas, as well as the quality of the transition, are referred to as the Bokeh of a lens. The finely tuned features of the optical design on Carl Zeiss SLR lenses ensure a particularly harmonious effect of the blurred areas of the image. The nine diaphragm blades and the resulting, virtually circular aperture on Carl Zeiss SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the fore and background.

Excellent image quality
The Carl Zeiss range of T* lenses offers the highest possible standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. Quite simply, they are superior in every way. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images, for example. And virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes – especially useful when photographing products and architecture.

Elaborate stray light reduction
Rich, vibrant colors are vital to creating a lasting impression. Stray light in the lens, however, would lead to a brightening of the image, which is particularly visible in shadow areas. Image contrast is lowered; the image appears dull and bleached. We combine various, elaborate techniques to reduce unwanted stray light. For example, all lens elements are coated with the famous Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating. Additionally, a jet black special paint is applied by hand to all lens element edges to ensure that reflections are prevented from the start.

High-quality all metal mounts
Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS lenses for decades of intense use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip metal focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing photographic experience.
Other Characteristics:
Aperture range (F-F): 1.4 - 16
Closest focusing distance: 0.45 m
Colour of product: Black
Component for: SLR
Diameter: 7.1 cm
Fixed focal length: 5 cm
Length: 7.1 cm
Lens mount interface: Nikon F
Lens structure (elements/groups): 7/6
Lens type: Wide
Viewing angle, horizontal: 38°
Viewing angle, vertical: 26°
Weight: 380 g

Item Package Dimensions L x W x H 13.4 x 11.7 x 11.3 cm
Package Weight 472 Grams
Item Dimensions L x W x H 12.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm
Item Weight 331 Grams
Brand Name Carl Zeiss
Color Name Black
Has Image Stabilization No
Included Components 50mm f1.4 Planar T* ZF Lens, Front and Rear Caps
Lens Fixed Focal Length 50 millimetres
Max Focal Length 50 millimetres
Min Focal Length 50 millimetres
Model Year 2012
Mounting Type Nikon F
Objective Lens Diameter 58 millimetres
Part Number 1767-825
Focus Type Manual Focus
Photo Filter Thread Size 58 millimetres