Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85 ZE
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Amazing focus throw, colors, bokeh, and sharpness
Jason H, B&H Photo
1 December 2015
Excerpt: This is hands down my favorite lens in my bag. Amazing focus throw, color reproduction, bokeh, and sharpness. Everything looks amazing with this, especially faces. This is the same glass as the 85mm CP2 at 1/4 the price. Amazing for video work
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction
Open Wide and Say "AAAHHH" A German Beauty born in Japan
12 August 2015
Summary: Open wide and say "AAAH". Carl Zeiss Planar T* f1.4/85mm ZE Planar lens for Canon EOS. Last week I happened to bid on this lens on Ebay but I could not complete the transaction. The next day, the seller contacted me and offered me a second chance and unfortunately, the allure of a 85mm portrait lens...
Excerpt: this lens is superb Sharp stopped Down to 5.6 that seams to be the sweetspot for Zaiss branded lenses they are made by COSINA in japan not Germany at 1.4 it so soft that it is useless for me must be stoped Down that is a big disapointmentfor user that wish to use it on 1.4 no i wil not recomend it...
Summary: This is one of the best 85mm lenses on the market. Once you start using it you will not go back to your old portrait lens. The colors are perfect and I cant say enough about it. The only draw back is the manual focus takes time to get acquainted to and of course it is slower than autofocus, because...
Excerpt: ItÂ´s a great lens for portraits. The image quality is beautiful. The construction is great, and its short in its lenght. ItÂ´s very nice for pictures with enough time to focs manually, not an action lens...
Excerpt: This is a great lens for the price. The colors that are produced and the overall picture quality is just simply amazing. I switched from shooting autofocus L series lenses and I have not regretted it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: You just can't go wrong with Zeiss optics. Some people bring up the fact that it is heavy. It is. When I switch from one of my other lenses to this lens, I know I'm in business. It is perfection.