Planar T* 1,4/85 ZA

Concentrate your creativity.

This lens was specially developed for demanding photography with 35 mm SLR cameras. It impresses with a bright, clear image in the viewfinder and also guarantees brilliant image quality with a wide aperture. It is an ideal tool for portraits both in the studio and outside. The low depth of field at wide aperture enables you to visually isolate a scene through the targeted use of background blur. The special optical design and nine-blade diaphragm and virtually circular geometry deliver an outstanding bokeh. The Sony/ZEISS Planar T* 1,4/85 ZA is almost distortion-free and is perfect for both analog and digital documentation photos. Floating elements ensure stable performance even up close. The fast auto focus also makes this lens perfectly suited to fast-moving animal and sports photography.
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  • Features

    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.

    Full frame compatible

    ZEISS lenses are suitable for digital Sony Alpha cameras and have been optimized for film and sensors up to full 35 mm format (24 x 36 mm).

    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.

    ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating

    The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T*® anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. We apply the anti-reflective coating to the lens surfaces by the vapour deposition of extremely thin, transparent layers on the glass. In this process, special substances are vaporized with extremely high energy in a high-vacuum environment and are subsequently deposited on the glass surfaces, one after another, as layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflective properties. The first coating techniques were employed by ZEISS as long ago as in the 1930s.

  • Data

    Technical Specifications

    Planar T* 1,4/85 ZA

    Performance Focal length 85 mm
    Aperture range f/1.4 – f/22
    Camera mount Sony A-Mount (ZA)*
    Focusing range 0,85 m (33.46") – ∞
    Lens elements | Groups 8 / 7
    Angular field (full frame) 29° (diagonal)
    Angular field (APS-C) 19° (diagonal)
    Physical Filter thread M 72 x 0.75
    Diameter max. 81 mm (3.19")
    Length (withouth lens caps) 95 mm (3.74")
    Weight 640 g (1.41 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

    Planar T* 1,4/85 ZA

    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
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