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.

ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/85
ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/85
ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/85

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

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")

ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/85 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

ZEISS SLR Lenses

Brochure

ZEISS Camera Lenses Product Overview

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ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/85

Datasheet

Reviews

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..."
diglloyd.com

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.."
mflenses.com

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

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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