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9.1 out of 10

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2/50 ZM

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Overall 10
10

The lens is a work of art.

Zak, B&H Photo
9 December 2014
  • Excerpt: The lens will be used with my Zeiss Ikon camera for black and white fotos primarily.
  • Pros: Consistent Output
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Overall 10
10

awesome lens

the smirk, B&H Photo
30 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I just moved from an autofocus to a rangefinder (Leica ME) and was looking for an affordable 50 mm. This is the one. It is well made and easy to work with. But as with all 50 mm you gotta get the focus right on, as the depth of field wide open is minimal. A 35 mm is much more forgiving in that regard. I bought a 3 party UV filter to protect the lens and also the Zeiss lens cap. Contrary to what some may say they work well together.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
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Overall 10
10

Awesome

AcroAv8r, B&H Photo
3 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this and the 35mm f/2.8 for my Leica M2 and they both ROCK! Very nice construction. Smooth movements and great image quality. I love the 1/3 stops. Makes sense, don't it? I am not sure why I waited in buying these.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

beautiful lens

Joseph, B&H Photo
4 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Perfect complement to my Zeiss ZM 35mm f2. Colors, sharpness, bokeh are all superb. Shooting this on M9 body. Perfect for street, landscape, portraits, anything.
  • Pros: Compact, Light, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Extremely Sharp

OneTwenty, B&H Photo
5 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this on my Nex 7 and it really enhances the detail that's possible with a 24 mp sensor.Crisp focus is easy with focus peaking.Very pleased overall.
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Overall 10
10

Great "Normal" Lens

adeep, B&H Photo
29 August 2013
  • Excerpt: After several years of my Leica kit consisting of a fabulous f1.4 35mm and an old terrific f2.8 90mm, I found myself craving a traditional normal 50. Used Leicas are still very expensive, so I researched Voightlander and Zeiss. Finally decided on the Zeiss f2. I am delighted with the lens. It's sharp from corner to corner. Great bokah. Haven't seen any flare. Focus is a bit stiff but very accurate on my M9. It's become my go to lens for walking around with out a kit.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great Glass

Jim T, B&H Photo
19 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens as the prime for a Sony Nex -6 after exhaustive research (web reviews, camera shops and even a trade show). The combo is a gift for our daughter for her High School graduation. She is an absolute shutterbug and is thrilled with the lens and camera. I have had a chance to use it a fair amount and have major camera/lens envy. I will get this set up for myself soon.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Heirloom Quaility, Image quality, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Exceptional pairing with MILC camera

Adorama
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Use this lens on a Sony NEX-7 with outstanding results. Built like a tank, silky-smooth bokeh, sharp as a tack. I've owned 3 Zeiss lenses and they consistently produce the images I find most appealing.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Excellent lens

Ritratto, Adorama
7 January 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens is excellent. Sharp, contrasty, clean. I have 2 vintage Rolleis with zeiss glass. I use this on an M6 and M-E.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Lens

MJP, B&H Photo
26 November 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to use with my Leica M3. Initially I was going to purchase the 50/f2 Summicron from Leica, but decided to save some money and go with this lens which was rumored to have similar optical quality. I use the M3 for street photography and I find this lens fits perfectly for that type of image taking. I'm still getting familiar with the camera/lens but have so far been happy with the results.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Hood sold separately
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