Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/50 ZF
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Jeff, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I have used this lens about a week and can say that it is my best lens of the lot by a clear margin. It is tack sharp from F2 on. I use other lenses when there is subject motion because this lens does not auto-focus. Otherwise, it is simply superb!
Pros: High Sharpness, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: Nice lens. My only nipick, and the reason I subtracted one star, is that the lens cap is awful!! Why does a Zeiss lens have one of the most pathetic, sorry-$$ed excuse for a center-pinch lens cap that exists?
Perfect if you're shooting high speed on a camera like ...
23 February 2015
Summary: Classic still lens! Perfect if you're shooting high speed on a camera like the Phantom or Photron. It's reliable, well built and very fast. Keep in mind that the iris is manual, so you have to know what you're doing or it's no good.
Excerpt: I have been looking for ways to get my digital images to seem softer and more film like. I feel like this lens helps me to achieve that. I won't lie to you. Manual focus is a challenge, and it is hard for me to tell if I'm where I want to be.
Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
CANON USERS....DO NOT BUY L SERIES LENSES...NIKON USERS...GET THIS LENS OVER THE NORMAL ED GLASS WAY WORTH THE PRICE
George L. J. Miller, Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: Beautiful match for my Nikon D610. The optics are nearly perfect!!!! The depth of field is very sensitive, though. When doing some pictures in the forest, I could clearly make out on F11 and F13 a slight fuzziness in the pictures farther away from the camera due to the sensitive depth of field.
Excerpt: My copy had a focus shift problem. I learned that I was not the only person having this problem with this 50mm lens. For the rest, build quality and colors are outstanding as with the other Zeiss lenses. My other lens is the Zeiss Distagon 28 T* 2/28 which is an extraordinary lens!