|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.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZE / ZF.2 / ZK / ZS||Jan 2006||⊗|
|Carl Zeiss C/Y Planar T* 50mm F/1.4||1975||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||46.8° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||7 elements in 6 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||45 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||6|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø62.5 x 41 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||55 mm|
|Hood type:||Metal hood 4 with 55/86 ring / G11 soft hood|
Design and Features
Among the Zeiss lenses for 35 mm reflex cameras, the 50 mm Planar® f/1.4 lens is the fast high-performance lens with the standard focal length. This lens, of course, also incorporates the latest advances made in the development of optical glass and in the correction of aberrations. This 50 mm Planar® f/1.4 lens may thus be regarded as the leading standard lens.
The glass-to-air surfaces are provided with the multilayer T* coating. Consequently, the high image quality resulting from the excellent correction of all image errors is fully utilized to create pictures which reproduce the high contrast of the scene observed, unimpaired by reflections.
The lens has a multitude of applications within the field of general photography. The high speed is equally valuable for taking rapid movements with short exposure times and for capturing dusk and dawn atmospheres. The close-range limit at 0.45 m permits reduction ratios down to 1:6.7 without accessories. Thus, format-covering exposures with fields as small as 15 x 23 cm are possible.
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