Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZF
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Sharper than a human eye
cristian cardenas, Amazon
1 July 2015
Summary: This lens its an óptic Masterpiece, absolutely amazing. Incredible build quality, the ring is like butter, unique zeiss micro contrast, sharp,sharp,sharp!. And has the advantage from close focus and 2:1 macro incredible for flowers and mid size animals. I cant find Anything bad about this lens.
Excerpt: I have used everything from point and shoot to 8x10 and many different lens and cmaera combinations This lens is a real joy. its currently paired with my trusty d700 but the lens is so good i may just have to get a d810 and push this lens to the limit. Nothing nothing beats a superior prime lens.
Excerpt: I had this one in ZE (Canon) mount and after the switch to Nikon I bought it again. Let me say this ... I've tried almost every 50mm prime in F mount and that includes all Nikkors and Sigma Art series.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: Absolutely super. This quality product brings joy to your photographic life. After my Zeiss lenses with a complete Hasselblad film system, transitioning to Nikon D800E made Zeiss primes for Nikon a natural choice.
Excerpt: I use it to take product shots in a studio environment. The manual focus is awesome. Turns out my eyes aren't as bad as I thought they were. I have taken macro shots with my Nikon D800 of wristwatches with minuscule hands, then enlarged and cropped the images, only to find microscopic textures in...
Excerpt: Paired with my Nikon D800 this lens is wonderful. I used to prefer autofocus lenses but this is the one I reach for now unless I absolutely need my auto focus lens. It's simple enough to use and totally compatible with the FX functions on the D800.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: This lens lives on my D800, i rarely use anything else. I travel with my beloved Nikkor 28-300, and this Zeiss beauty on the body, It takes some time to get use to the manual focus, but when you get a hold, it becomes so natural.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I compared this lens to my 10 year old Nikon 50mm f/1.8 (no D) lens. I shot several photos of a couple of bouquets using both lenses. I mounted my D700 camera on a tripod, and used the same focus point with both lenses. Since this was indoors, the light didn't change much between exposures.
Pros: Durable, Engraved scales, Nice Bokeh, Smooth and certain focus, Strong Construction