Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85 ZE
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tedtedsen, B&H Photo
8 July 2015
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: 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.
Excerpt: This is my fifth Zeiss ZE lens. My set includes the 18, 25, 35, 50 and now the 85. All are used via a Metabones adapter on a Sony FS100, and sometimes on my NEX-7 and 5DII. I prefer Zeiss lenses over their Canon L equivalents because they are solid, sharp all the way, and have solid, firm focus...
Excerpt: I use a 1DX and wanted this for a portrait lens. I think 85mm is great for what I wanted and since I have bought and sold the Canon 1.2 twice so far, and since I love Zeiss, I wanted to try this one. I love the images. In my opinion, it is not a great lens to hand hold at SS slower than 1/100.
Summary: Love this lens. Zeiss makes such great glass. Everything about this lens gets me excited to shoot photos. I prefer it over the high end Canon L lenses, and the almost full radius manual focus ring allows for perfect critical focus.