Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/50 ZF
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The downside is this lens makes it difficult to go back to my nikon lenses
30 October 2013
Summary: After working on technique I was ready to upgrade the glass I was shooting through. This lens does not disappoint. I used it as my only lens on a recent vacation and was even more impressed when I got to edit. There really wasn't much to do. Colors and contrast were already spectacular. If I did edit it was to get a more stylized feel or correct user error. Tack sharpness starts to appear at f4 but the DOF is special below that.
Summary: I've always dreamed of Zeiss lenses. This is my first, and there may be more... The mechanical build has the best of the German and Japanese. It truly drives like a high end, tight, precise sports car. Overcorrect and it's a wild ride, but snaps back in. The truly remarkable part of this lens are the near perfect sharpness. I've never seen sharper in my classic Nikon glass primes... I would buy this lens over and over again!
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 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZF.2 Series Manual Focus Lens for the Nikon F
13 December 2008
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.
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
13 December 2008
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. So, take heed when using this lens, it is more sensitive than other ones that you might use. You might need to use a smaller F opening for landscape pictures than normally.
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: I got this lens since a couple of months, and I've shot an important amount of pictures using it, and the only thing I can say is that the optics is extraordinary. It takes some time to get comfortable doing manual focusing -not an autofocus capable lens on nikon- but once you get used... OMG. The construction is solid and well finished. One of my best lenses.