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Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/50 ZF
9.1 out of 10

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/50 ZF

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Overall 10
10

Exquisite glass

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
  • Cons: Manual Focus
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Overall 10
10

Awesome!

Joeln, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Zeiss lenses are some of the finest if not THE finest sharpest and best lens out there.
  • Pros: Consistent Output
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Delong L., Amazon
14 April 2015
Overall 6
6.0

Not sharp even at 2.8

Photographer, B&H Photo
17 March 2015
  • Excerpt: The Zeiss 100 mm Makro ZF. 2 is a flawless lens. This 50mm is not sharp at all even at 2.8. Nice build but based on performance I would recommend the Nikkor 50mm 1.4G. Returned for a refund.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens, Disappointing Lens Cap

Timbuk Two "Dean Wormer", Amazon
12 March 2015
  • 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?
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Lens

lobolew, B&H Photo
12 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Built great, fast lens. Wide open sharp but has ghosting effect. Great for soft portraiture.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Lens Has Ghosting Effect
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect if you're shooting high speed on a camera like ...

craigstealsheep, Amazon
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.
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Overall 10
10

Hello Gorgeous!

Pattymac Knits, B&H Photo
6 January 2015
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Focus Shift

Air force 1, B&H Photo
25 July 2014
  • 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!
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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