Zeiss Normal 50mm f/2 Planar T* ZM Manual Focus Lens for Zeiss Ikon and Leica M Mount Rangefinder Cameras - Silver

Model #1365-660

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General Information

Filter Size 43mm
f/Stop Range 2-22
Minimum Focus Distance 2.3' (0.7 m)
Magnification 1:12
Angle of View 47 degrees
Groups/Elements 4/6
Length Not specified
Maximum Diameter Not specified
Weight 7.4 oz (210 g)
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.32817846
24 January 2014

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.

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    Sharp performer. Maximum f/2 aperture. All-metal build.

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    Modest barrel distortion. Lens hood not included. Manual focus only.

Slr lens and camera reviews.33034498
12 April 2012

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.

Photozone de.34752480
23 November 2012

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.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
14 August 2017

I bought this lens to use it together with a Summilux 35mm on my Leica M10. I was looking for a good lens not too much expensive in order to get closer when needed compared to the main 35mm.

B h photo.32817553
11 June 2017

Used in on both Leica and Sony 7rii amazing sharpness, color and pop. in certain cases the bokeh may get a bit too nervous wide open. But overall cant beat performance for price. compared it to Leica 50 1.4 and like this lens better

B h photo.32817553
14 March 2016

The lens is very small, It look like a toy. But i works really nice with my camera. If you are doing handheld shots I don't recommend it because it very small and hard to get the focus right.

B h photo.32817553
7 July 2015

This is my second Zeiss range finder lens (ZM mount) which I can mount on my M-6, Ricoh GXR/A12M or my new Sony a7r via adaptor.I perfer this classic Planar formula in range finder format, shorter and more compact than SLR version.

B h photo.32817553
9 December 2014

The lens will be used with my Zeiss Ikon camera for black and white fotos primarily.

B h photo.32817553
30 June 2014

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.

B h photo.32817553
22 May 2014

Solidly built and produced very sharp images.*I am using it on Nex-6

B h photo.32817553
3 February 2014

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.

B h photo.32817553
19 June 2013

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.

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    • Zeiss Normal 50mm f/2 Planar T* ZM Manual Focus Lens for Zeiss Ikon and Leica M Mount Rangefinder Cameras - Silver
    • Front & Rear Lens Caps
    • 2-Year Warranty
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