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Carl Zeiss  ZF.2 2/100mm
9.4 out of 10

Carl Zeiss ZF.2 2/100mm

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Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss ZF.2 2/100mm

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Overall 10
10

Beautiful lens and great manual focus!

GWhalen, B&H Photo
17 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I've read all of the comments on this lens but I think the manual focus is smooth as silk and actually very fast. This lens is not heavy at all to me and the images coming from it are simply amazing. I do notice a little CA around the fringes but it is not an APO lens so that is to be expected.
  • Pros: Beautiful images, Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Blew me away

syberfilm, B&H Photo
10 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I read about how sharp the lens is. But sharpness was not my main concern. I wanted a lens that gave great images on the Red camera. Since I do not want to spend $30K plus per lens for a set of Zeiss Master Primes. I bought this with low expectations.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Exceptional

Fashion Shooter, B&H Photo
17 October 2014
  • Excerpt: As a professional photographer, I separate myself from the average by investing in the exceptional. Zeiss primes are exactly that, exceptional. The quality and consistency make them a premier lens, minimizing artifacts and distortion.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Razor sharp

EHB, B&H Photo
13 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Solidly built, silky smooth focus ring. The lens is tack sharp and the focus really pops so I don't miss the autofocus.
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Overall 10
10

Everything I expected.

fab, B&H Photo
17 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this to photograph wildflowers. The micro contrast and resolution are exactly as I have come to expect from CZ. I compared this to my 90mm Tokina and 105mm Nikon which are excellent. I also purchased them from B&H. The CZ 100mm is the winner.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 10
10

Tack Sharp Lens

CUBYDC, B&H Photo
13 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Thought I would never find a lens that is sharper than my Nikon 105 mm Micro Nikkor, but this Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100 mm is decidedly sharper. Manual focus with the Nikon D800E is causing me to spend more time composing the shot and work is improving.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Manual Focus
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Overall 10
10

Excelent lense

Yuval, B&H Photo
6 November 2013
  • Excerpt: A superb lens Although It's expensive one with no auto-focus. The Built is superb Zeiss fashion, the focus mechanism on the lens is extremely smooth and very easy to focus. Pictures are clear & sharp as a knife.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great macro and awesome portrait lens

Mudtime, B&H Photo
14 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The optics here are nothing short of amazing. A must win for any macro or portrait photographer. My first copy had some kin of malfunction where the aperture ring stripped and the focus ring locked, but I think it was a freak qc issue, as none of my other zeiss lenses gave shown signs of the same...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Lens

Tundracamper, B&H Photo
3 September 2013
  • Excerpt: This is simply a superb lens. I was reluctant to make a purchase on such an expensive lens that had no autofocus. However, the focus mechanism on this lens is extremely smooth and very easy to focus accurately on a camera with a focus dot.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great portrait/macro combo

Kursat Karabulut, B&H Photo
24 August 2013
  • Excerpt: When I was considering to buy this lens my biggest fear was the manual focus. But when I tested it exceed my expectations. If you have 3 seconds before shooting then it'll do. Otherwise you can't possibly shoot a running kid at f2.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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