Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/50 ZF
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A little gem of a lens
4 weeks ago
Summary: I've had the pleasure of owning the 35/f2, 85/f1.4 as well as the 100/f2 (ZF.2) Makro Planar. This is the third lens I've owned from the Zeiss stable and based on the quality of the first two lenses I bought, I was compelled to get another two, the 50/f1.4 and the 100/f2. This lens has been stellar in every measure I can think of.
Summary: a true professional quality lens.sharpness,color,and clarity is incredible.this manual focus lens makes you more than just someone that pushes a shutter button.you must think,compose and pay attention for best results.built to last for generations.expensive but the payoff is outstanding.
Summary: it is a good lens but not really sharp when shoot wide open. one thing that you should be aware of, is when you attach the lens to the camera, lock the aperture ring to the min. and use camera body to control aperture, otherwise the body will show "FEE" and stop taking photos.
Zeiss lens on a Nikon D800 is a marriage made in Heaven
Francesco Bellucci, Amazon
31 August 2013
Summary: The 50mm Zeiss makes you feel like an artist photographer. Looking through the D800 viewfinder into this amazing Zeiss optics is a gift to your eyes. I owned many cameras and lenses through the years and the Planar is by far the best lens I ever used. Focusing is smooth and you can feel the quality of the materials at every turn of the focusing ring. My next lens will be another Zeiss. Worth every buck! Amazing sharpness, definition and colors rendition.
Summary: We went back to Nikon after trying these lenses. We bought these because of the name but as it turned out, these are very hard to focus and so after trying for a few days we decided to return these and bought Nikon instead. We spent almost $70 on postage to return these 2 lenses and that was a big loss. Next time we are going to do more research before doing this again.
Summary: This is by far the best lens I've used in my life. I use it on my D700 and my FM2. It is so sharp and the color rendition is amazing. No Nikon lens comes closer to it even with the nano coating. When I bought it I thought that the manual focus was going to be a problem, but after an hour shooting I forgot about it. It's even a pleasure to focus, the ring is SO smooth.
Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZF.2 Series Manual Focus Lens for the Nikon F
15 July 2012
Summary: If there were more than 5 stars, this lens would get it. Easy to manually focus. Incredibly well built and the bokeh is beyond belief. This is an expensive lens and the images it gives you are worth every penny.
Summary: This lens is an expertly-crafted chunk of glass. Focus and aperture rings slide smoothy and consistently. Makes for an amazing video lens as well (I've used mine on a Nikon D300S and on a Canon 7D.) The included lens hood is very small and unobtrusive but still more than strong enough to protect the lens from impact. As other reviews have said, though, this is not the most user-friendly 50mm.