|MAKRO||Macro lens. Designed for close-up photography.|
|PLANAR||Optically the lens is based on Planar design which was invented in 1896 and exists nowadays in several incarnations. In fact it's the most successful and the most copied optical design. The Planar designation comes from German word plan which means "plane" and emphasizes the flat field of view of the lens.|
|T*||The multi-layer coating is applied to the surface of lens elements. It boosts light transmission, ensures sharp and high contrast images, minimizes ghosting and flares.|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||39.6° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||6 elements in 4 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||Macro 1:2: 27 cm
Macro 1:1: 24 cm
|Magnification ratio:||1:1 at the closest focusing distance|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||6|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø75.5 x 74 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||67 mm|
|Hood type:||Metal hood 3 with 67/86 ring / G13 soft hood|
Design and Features
The 60 mm Makro-Planar® f/2.8 lens is a special lens, the correction of which is optimized for close range, whereas lenses for general photography are optimized for long object distances. The design of this lens corresponds to that of an almost symmetrical Planar® lens, the correction of which is remarkably steady with changes of the image scale. If it is stopped down slightly more than normal taking lenses with similar focal lengths, it can also be used for long-range photography with satisfactory results.
The helical focusing mount of the lens permits the image scale to be continuously varied from 1:∞ to 1:1. The focusing scale goes down to engraving 0.27 m which corresponds to an image scale of 1:2. A second scale on the main mount permits the reading of the image scale down to 1:1.
The 60 mm Makro-Planar® f/2.8 lens can be recommended especially for the photographer who has to change very often between overall shots and detail photography. In animal and plant photography as well as in industrial photography the Makro-Planar® lens - thanks to its extremely large focusing range - ensures smooth photographic work even in rapidly changing situations.
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 888 KB|
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 136 KB|
Alternatives (MF, 52..68 mm)
|Carl Zeiss C/Y Makro-Planar T* 60mm F/2.8 C||1:2||1993||⊗|
|Yashica ML 55mm F/2.8 Macro||1:2||⊗|