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|Weight||12.35 oz (350 g)|
|Filter thread||58 mm|
|Dimensions (dxl)||Approx. 2.60 x 2.72" (6.60 x 6.91 cm)|
|Camera mount type||Nikon F|
|Format compatibility||Nikon FX/35mm Film
|Angle of view||45°|
|Minimum focus distance||1.48' (45 cm)|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||1:6.6|
|Focal length||50 mm|
Some years ago we analyzed the Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 on an APS-C DSLR and the results were truly impressive there. However, on a full format DSLR the performance leaves a bit to be desired actually.
The Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZF is an anachronistic lens these days. It is fully manual both regarding focusing as well as aperture control on the lens. It is not even a perfect lens - the vignetting figures are in line with the rest of the gang and the level of distortions and CAs is even a...
I teseted this lens on my Nikon D810 against my Nikkor 50mm f1.8d, Nikkor 45mm p, and 24-120mm f4 (set to 50mm). Sadly the Zeiss fared the worse of the four lenses. I could see really no difference as for sharpness but the Zeiss had the worse CA of the group.
Chromatic aberation, Heavy
This Lens is outstanding.I had my doughts at first,because of its manual focus.But the Sharpness of THIS Lens pulls you into the subject to find that sweet spot of share perfection that it can produce.Whoe! I stop working with My L.100 Macro on a D7 to play with this ziess on a nike D7000.
Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Slow Focus, Tough To Attach
This lens is an expertly-crafted chunk of glass. Focus and aperture rings slide smoothy and consistently. Makes for an amazing video lens as well (I've used mine on a Nikon D300S and on a Canon 7D.