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ZEISS Planar T* 1,4/85

Revel in the moment.

Pinpoints of light in the background envelop the individual and conceal a mysterious message. The ZEISS Planar T* 1,4/85 lens brings out the best in its subject, while masterfully manipulating both sharpness and soft focus.

This classic portrait lens captures people in their surroundings, playing with a range of sharpness, soft focus and contrast effects. Its distinctive circular bokeh is a crucial creative element. The ZEISS Planar T* 1,4/85 produces very high quality and shallow depth-of-field when wide open. This is especially suitable for isolating the main subject from the foreground and background. This lens is also suitable as a general-purpose lens.

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  • 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.

    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.

    Precise manual focus

    Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. ZEISS lenses stand out with their large rotation angle which enables 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. The precise engraving in meter and feet, and the depth of focus scale provide additional support for manually focusing.

    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

    Lens Design

    ZEISS Planar T* 1,4/85

    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* 1,4/85

    Performance Focal length 85 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 1,0 m (39.372) – ∞
    Free working distance 0,88 m (34.65") – ∞
    Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 29° / 24° / 16°
    Diameter of image field 43 mm (1.69")
    Coverage at close range (MOD)** 240 x 360 mm (9.45 x 14.17")
    Image ratio at minimum object distance 1 : 10
    Lens elements | groups 6 / 5
    Flange focal distance ZE: 44 mm (1.73") | ZF.2: 46 mm (1.83")
    Entrance pupil position (front of image plane) 38 mm (1.49")
    Features Autofocus
    Image Stabilization
    Physical Filter thread M72 x 0.75
    Rotation angle of focusing ring 243°
    Diameter max. ZE: 78 mm (3.08") | ZF.2: 77 mm (3.03")
    Diameter of focusing ring ZE: 78 mm (3.08") | ZF.2: 71 mm (2.78")
    Length (with lens caps) ZE: 88 mm (3.46") | ZF.2: 85 mm (3.35")
    Length (without lens caps) ZE: 65 mm (2.56") | ZF.2: 62 mm (2.44")
    Weight ZE: 670 g (1.48") | ZF.2: 570 g (1.26")

    *) 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* 1,4/85

    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
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    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
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    Cleaning Products

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    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
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    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

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    ZEISS Planar T* 1,4/85

    diglloyd.com
    "The Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar is considered a portrait lens by many. Yet its high brilliance, ultra-low distortion, delicious color ..."

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    mflenses.com
    "This lens does not only look beautiful, it is heavy and 'feels' great in your hand. The manufacturing quality is nothing but excellent..."

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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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