|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:||42.9° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||8 elements in 7 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||60 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||8|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø88 x 59.5 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||77 mm|
|Hood type:||Special hood 77 mm|
Design and Features
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the patent application for the Planar lens, a limited edition of a 55 mm Planar T* f/1.2 anniversary lens for the Contax SLR camera system was issued for interested photographers and collectors. Its initial aperture of f/1.2 and superb image quality make this lens suitable for use in situations where lighting is poor or where is extremely short exposure times are required, for example, in available-light or sports photography.
Its almost symmetrical optical design and the incorporation of a "floating element" in the 55 mm Planar T* f/1.2 anniversary lens also allow it to be used with very good results for close-up photography.
The lens incorporates a floating system that provides correction of aberrations and ensures constantly high image quality at the entire range of focusing distances from infinity down to the closest focusing distance. Learn more
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 57 KB|
Alternatives (MF, 48..62 mm)
|Kinoshita Kogaku Kistar 55mm F/1.2||2015||⊗|
|Vivitar Series 1 55mm F/1.2 VMC||⊗|
|Yashica ML 55mm F/1.2||⊗|