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Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85 ZE
9.4 out of 10

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85 ZE

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Overall 10
10

Zeiss>Canon

Rodrigo Arzate, Amazon
23 December 2014
Overall 10
10

Great Lens!

Chris, B&H Photo
29 September 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Heavy, Tough To Attach
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Patrick Swift, Amazon
12 July 2014
  • Summary: Great lens but will take a while to work quickly with it.
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Overall 10
10

zeiss quality

northwind, B&H Photo
10 May 2014
  • Excerpt: it is one of the best dslr lenses in the market, heavy, well built and excellent component of glasses.
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Perfection

Gretchen Huber, Amazon
31 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Typical excellent Zeiss quality

Bill Pryor, B&H Photo
17 October 2013
  • 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...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Firm Smooth Focus Ring, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Solid, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Lens

Juan Carlos, Adorama
11 July 2013
  • Excerpt: This is probably as sharp as it gets. It is a wonderful lens. It is built to last at least 50 years. The best lens I've ever had so far. If you can get it buy it, in 20 years you will still be using it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens For Tripod/Fast Shots

Peter, B&H Photo
23 June 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Perfection.

Golf Nut, Amazon
2 April 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, for the right style

Lew, B&H Photo
9 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I'm a working pro. I've owned and used this lens for about 2 years now, so I feel my opinion is in pretty good authority to speak about it. This is the only review I have ever left so I hope it sincerely helps somebody make an informed purchase.It comes down to auto focus.
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