ZEISS Planar T* 2/50 ZM

Look at it your way.

This fast, standard focal length offers a natural perspective comparable to the human eye for a wide variety of applications.

The ZEISS Planar T* 2/50 ZM provides high imaging performance at full aperture, making it possible to use a shallow depth of field without compromising image quality.

  • Features

    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. 

    Minimized Focus Shift

    ZEISS T*® ZM-mount lenses are specifically designed to minimize focus shift with aperture changes – an important innovation with big benefits for rangefinder photography. As a result, you can expect improved accuracy of the rangefinder-defined focus. While the precise 10-blade aperture with 1/3 stop interval click stops ensures exact exposure.

    Ideal aperture properties

    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. The ZM lenses feature ten aperture blades. The almost circular aperture helps to create a particularly harmonious effect in the out-of-focus areas of the picture (bokeh).

    Smooth, precise focusing

    Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. The user-friendly focusing ring on ZEISS lenses with an ergonomic finger rest is perfect for fast, precise focusing. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder. The high-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without play, thus also supporting the intuitive interaction with the focal plane.

    Robust design

    The mount and control elements of all ZM lenses are made of metal and are designed for decades of intensive 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* 2/50 ZM

    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* 2/50 ZM

    Performance Focal length 50 mm
    Aperture range f/2.0 – f/22
    Camera mount Leica M-Mount* (ZM)
    Format compatibility Full Frame
    Focusing range 0,70 m (27.56") – ∞
    Free working distance
    Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 63° / 54° / 38°
    Diameter of image field
    Coverage at close range (MOD)** 290 x 430 mm (11.42 x 16.93")
    Image ratio at minimum object distance 1 : 12
    Lens elements | Groups 6 / 4
    Flange focal distance
    Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)
    Features Autofocus
    Image Stabilization
    Physical Filter thread M43 x 0.75
    Rotation angle of focusing ring
    Diameter max.
    Diameter of focusing ring
    Length (with lens caps)
    Length (without lens caps) 68 mm (2.68")
    Weight 230 g (8.11 oz)

    *) 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* 2/50 ZM

    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

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    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.

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    ZEISS Accessories - Camera Strap

    Camera Strap

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

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  • Awards & Reviews

    Reviews

    ZEISS Planar T* 2/50 ZM

    lavidaleica.com
    "The Zeiss Planar T* 2/50 ZM lens compares directly to the Leica Summicron 50mm f/2 in many ways. They're of the same focal length..."

    lavidaleica.com

    stevehuffphoto.com
    "Well its about time! You guys have been asking for more Zeiss ZM love around here and I am continuing on with the 50 Planar test!"

    stevehuffphoto.com
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