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.

ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/50
ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/50
ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/50

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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)

ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/50 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

ZEISS SLR Lenses

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ZEISS Camera Lenses Product Overview

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ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/50

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Reviews

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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photographyreview.com
"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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Lens Accessories

Tailored to meet your requirements.

When taking pictures, an optimal image is not the only consideration. Capturing that special experience also plays a key role. With their reliable functions, camera lenses from ZEISS ensure that photographers can fully concentrate on the image and composition, and bring their creativity to life. In order to perfect this experience, ZEISS now offers accessories tailored to the requirements of demanding photographers.

Manual Focusing

With AF Camera Systems.

Camera Mounts

Overview of different mounts.

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ZEISS grants a warranty period of two years from the date of purchase for all its photographic lenses. This may be extended to three years after registering with ZEISS Online Registration. Although the ZEISS extended warranty is already available in numerous countries, claims under warranty may only be made in the country in which the product was purchased. 

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