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ZEISS Planar T* 1,4/50

Reveal the true character.

Facial expressions and features convey an individual’s character. A sparkle in the eye, fine wrinkles and shades of color can tell a whole life story. With its versatile standard focal length, the ZEISS Planar T* 1,4/50 knows exactly how to express character: natural, illuminated and rich in contrast.

The focal length of the ZEISS 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.

  • Features

    ZEISS Classic lenses – a tradition of excellence

    The ZEISS Classic lenses have enjoyed an outstanding reputation with photographers all over the world for many years now – and rightly so. The solid all-metal mount ensures constant functionality and image performance, regardless of the number of photographs taken. Manual focusing promotes creativity in the design of the image.

    High-Speed Lens

    Impressive photographs captured in low light always begin with a fast lens for a system or SLR camera. Because, a fast, high-performance lens captures as much light as possible. And a lens with a large maximum aperture leads to the best results when shooting in unfavourable light.

    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 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 ZEISS SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the fore and background.

    Excellent image quality

    The range of ZEISS 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 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.

  • Data

    Lens Design

    ZEISS Planar T* 1,4/50

    The Planar lens design is the most successful – and most frequently copied – camera lens design of all time. Modifications to the tried-and-tested six-lens basic type ensure that it achieves the high imaging quality required by modern sensors. Lenses with a Planar optical design enable consistent performance across a large range of image scales – the key requirement for universal macro-lenses.

    Planar Design

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    Technical Specifications

    ZEISS Planar T* 1,4/50

    Performance Focal length 50 mm
    Aperture range f/1.4 – f/16
    Camera mount Canon EF-Mount* (ZE) | Nikon F-Mount* (ZF.2)
    Format compatibility Full Frame
    Focusing range 0,45 m (17.72") – ∞
    Free working distance 0,35 m (13.78") – ∞
    Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 45° / 38° / 26°
    Diameter of image field 43 mm (1.69")
    Coverage at close range (MOD)** 160 x 240 mm (6.30 x 9.45")
    Image ratio at minimum object distance 1 : 6.7
    Lens elements | Groups 7 / 6
    Flange focal distance ZE: 44 mm (1.73") | ZF.2: 46 mm (1.83")
    Entrance pupil position (front of image plane) 54 mm (2.13")
    Features Autofocus
    Image Stabilization
    Physical Filter thread M58 x 0.75
    Rotation angle of focusing ring 223°
    Diameter max. ZE: 71 mm (2.81") | ZF.2: 66 mm (2.60")
    Diameter of focusing ring ZE: 71 mm (2.81") | ZF.2: 66 mm (2.60")
    Length (with lens caps) ZE: 71 mm (2.80") | ZF.2: 69 mm (2.72")
    Length (without lens caps) ZE: 48 mm (1.89") | ZF.2: 45 mm (1.77")
    Weight ZE: 380 g (0.84 lbs) | ZF.2: 330 g (0.73 lbs)

    *) Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation. Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Fujifilm is a registered trademark of Fujifilm Corporation. Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

    **) Referring to 24x36 mm format

    ***) Referring to APS-C format

  • Pictures

    Your pictures made with our lens

    ZEISS Planar T* 1,4/50

    Every day, thousands of impressive images are captured and every shot tells a different story, as you can see in these images below, all made with this ZEISS lens. The objective of the ZEISS Flickr Group is to gather the best of your images together and show them to the world.

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  • Accessories
    ZEISS Accessories - Filter

    Filter

    Accessories

    These filters feature T* ® anti-reflective coating and are optimal for protecting your front lens. The UV filters afford your pictures more brilliance, the POL filters reduce reflections on nonmetallic surfaces and increase color saturation.

    • High fitting accuracy for fast filter change
    • Can be used with a lens shade
    • Available in all standard sizes
    More details about the ZEISS T* UV and POL Filters
    ZEISS Accessories - Cleaning Products

    Cleaning Products

    Accessories

    From finger prints and grains of sand to the smallest particles of dust, dirty or scratched lenses compromise picture quality. It is essential that lenses are clean, and especially that they are properly maintained. ZEISS offers a range of professional cleaning products that perfectly complement your unique product experience. Our specialists have developed these products to meet the precise needs of high-quality optical surfaces.

    More details about the ZEISS Cleaning Products
    ZEISS Accessories - Camera Strap

    Camera Strap

    Accessories

    The ZEISS comfortable camera straps ensure that carrying your equipment does not lead to shoulder and neck strain, even when used for longer periods.

    More details about the ZEISS Camera Strap
  • Stories
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  • Awards & Reviews

    Reviews

    ZEISS Planar T* 1,4/50

    diglloyd.com
    "Meets or beats any other 50mm f/1.4 lens, with very high contrast and resolving power. The 50/1.4 Planar is the most..."

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    "In this era of plastic-barreled mass-produced lenses, the Zeiss ZF lenses stand out in sleekly-elegant fashion..."

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    imaging-resource.com
    "But for photographers who, like myself, enjoy working with manual focus lenses, the Zeiss is a real pleasure to work with..."

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