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Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2/50 ZM

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Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2/50 ZM

PC Magazine
14 February 2014
  • Conclusion: The Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2/50 ZM is a great standard angle lens for rangefinder cameras; a little bit of barrel distortion is its only real flaw.
  • Pros: Sharp performer. Maximum f/2 aperture. All-metal build.
  • Cons: Modest barrel distortion. Lens hood not included. Manual focus only.
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Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM (M) Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
12 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/2 ZM is one of two 50mm lenses that Zeiss is currently offering in the Leica M bayonet mount format (the other lens being Sonnar 50mm f/1.5 ZM). Planar is one of the most venerable designs in the photo lens industry, originally designed by Paul Rudolph in 1896. The design is often called 'Double-Gauss' for its symmetrical layout of lens elements.
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Zeiss 50mm f/2 ZM Review

Ken Rockwell
31 January 2012
  • Summary: This Zeiss 50mm f/2 Planar ZM is optically excellent, but since an optically and ergonomically superior used LEICA SUMMICRON-M doesn't sell for much more, I'm unsure who'd buy this Zeiss lens.
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Overall 7
Value for money 6
Overall quality 7
Build quality 9

Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM on Sony NEX - Review / Test Report

4 October 2010
  • Conclusion: The Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM may be an exotic choice for Sony NEX users but it's certainly a highly interesting one. The lens shows no major weaknesses but there's still room for improvement. The center resolution is on a very high level at large aperture settings and the borders are pretty good here. The sweet spot is reached somewhere around f/5.6 with a very sharp results across the image frame. Lateral CAs are well controlled and not overly relevant.
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