Distagon T* 2,8/15

2,8/15

Distagon T* 3,5/18

3,5/18

Distagon T* 2,8/21

2,8/21

Distagon T* 2/25

2/25

Distagon T* 2,8/25

2,8/25

Distagon T* 2/28

2/28

Distagon T* 1,4/35

1,4/35

Distagon T* 2/35

2/35

Planar T* 1,4/50

1,4/50

Planar T* 1,4/85

1,4/85

Apo Sonnar T* 2/135

2/135

Makro-Planar T* 2/50

2/50

Makro-Planar T* 2/100

2/100

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Planar T* 1,4/50

Reveal the true character

The focal length of the Planar T* 1,4/50 is equal to the perspective of the human eye. Its fast aperture and exceptional compactness are its outstanding features. This lens produces pleasing portrait style quality at the widest aperture and sharpens considerably beyond f/4 for any general purpose application.

Technical specifications:

Focal length 50 mm
Aperture range f/1.4 – f/16
Focusing range 0.45 m – ∞
Number of elements/groups 7/6
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 45°/38°/26°
Coverage at close range 24 x 16 cm
Filter thread M 58 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps) ø 69-71 mm, length 66-71 mm
Weight 330 g - 380 g
Camera mounts F Mount (ZF.2)
EF Mount (ZE)

Planar T* 1,4/50

Design

The famous symmetric lens design invented by Dr. Paul Rudolph at ZEISS in 1896. The Planar lens is the most successful camera lens design – and, by the way, the most plagiarized – ever created. It provides the lens designer with numerous means to correct aberrations extraordinarily well. And its performance is very constant over a wide range of imaging ratios, enabling such a versatile lens variety as the Makro-Planar lens.

Planar with 7 lens elements in 6 groups

Planar T* 1,4/50

Features

High-Speed Lens

Impressive photographs captured in low light always begin with a fast lens for a system or SLR camera. Because, a fast, high-performance lens captures as much light as possible. And a lens with a large maximum aperture leads to the best results when shooting in unfavourable light.

Ideal aperture with nine blades

Photographers want to guide the observer through the image. Minimal depth of focus is often used as a design element. This keeps the background intentionally blurred to keep the attention of the observer on the main subject. These different representations of the blurred areas, as well as the quality of the transition, are referred to as the Bokeh of a lens. The finely tuned features of the optical design on ZEISS SLR lenses ensure a particularly harmonious effect of the blurred areas of the image. The nine diaphragm blades and the resulting, virtually circular aperture on ZEISS SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the fore and background.

Excellent image quality

The range of ZEISS T*® lenses offers the highest possible standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. Quite simply, they are superior in every way. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images, for example. And virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes – especially useful when photographing products and architecture. 

Elaborate stray light reduction

Rich, vibrant colors are vital to creating a lasting impression. Stray light in the lens, however, would lead to a brightening of the image, which is particularly visible in shadow areas. Image contrast is lowered; the image appears dull and bleached. We combine various, elaborate techniques to reduce unwanted stray light. For example, all lens elements are coated with the famous ZEISS T*® anti-reflective coating. Additionally, a jet black special paint is applied by hand to all lens element edges to ensure that reflections are prevented from the start.

High-quality all metal mounts

Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS lenses for decades of intense use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip metal focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing photographic experience.

Planar T* 1,4/50

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Blog Articles

Food Aesthetics | 2013-11-27 10:33:29 |

No staging or artificial lighting - Daniel Dytrych’s natural food photography

Food photography is considered the art of presenting food in elegant compositions that resemble true works of art. When Daniel Dytrych takes up his camera, he sees himself as an artist seeking to examine the origins of the food through photography – from a natural perspective. Whenever he needs t ...

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“Moments in the City“: ZEISS Art Calendar 2014
News | 2013-11-25 13:37:53 |

“Moments in the City“: ZEISS Art Calendar 2014

The ZEISS Art Calendar is published once a year and contains pictures of well-known figures taken by a celebrated photographer. For the 2014 calendar, Mary McCartney created classic black-and-white images set in New York City with Alec Baldwin and Gemma Arterton, using analog film.A man, a wo ...

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Colorful World | 2013-02-04 12:37:05 |

A motley mix from Vitrolles

Last year we reported on a colorful photo project called Metropolises by German photographer Kristine Thiemann which shows the surprising sides of unfamiliar small towns. With plenty of creativity, affectionate irony and ZEISS lenses, Thiemann translates the daily life of small-tow ...

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Striking Faces | 2012-09-25 11:19:14 |

30 seconds

A half a minute. That is all the time Dutchman Gerald Emming allows himself to take his portraits. He photographs people on the street with the Planar T* 1,4/50 –  fast and without any aids. Here he e ...

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Striking Faces | 2012-08-31 12:12:05 |

Metropolises – Small towns show personality

German photographer Kristine Thiemann (38) is interested in small towns and neighborhoods that typically attract little attention because they are located at the periphery of large cities. With creativity, loving irony and ZEISS lenses, she translates t ...

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Planar T* 1,4/50

Reviews & Awards

Reviews

photographyreview.com
"In this era of plastic-barreled mass-produced lenses, the Zeiss ZF lenses stand out in sleekly-elegant fashion..."
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diglloyd.com
"Meets or beats any other 50mm f/1.4 lens, with very high contrast and resolving power. The 50/1.4 Planar is the most..."
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imaging-resource.com
"Sean Reid, Imaging Resource contributor and publisher of Reid Reviews, has just completed what we believe is the first..."
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popphoto.com
"In 2007, German lensmaker Carl Zeiss branched out from the medium-format lenses it had concentrated on for decades..."
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Awards

FotoHITS Profi-Tipp
Issue 09, 2008 (German Magazine)

The Best Photo Gear of the Year
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