|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:||46.8° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||7 elements in 6 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||45 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Contax N)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø80 x 55 mm|
|Materials:||High-quality plastic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||67 mm|
|Hood type:||Metal hood GB-76|
Design and Features
The Planar lens from Carl Zeiss is the most successful lens design ever conceived. This lens type is the basis of almost all professional "workhorse" lenses on earth – and in space.
The Planar T* 1.4/50 autofocus lens is the fastest standard focal length developed for the Contax N1 system. At the same time, it is the smallest and lightest lens in the system.
The lens provides a perspective (the ratio between the size of details in the foreground and in the background) which is similar to how the human eye sees the world. This makes it the ideal lens for many photographic tasks, in particular for documentary work where it is important to capture many details, as the optical performance of the Planar T* 1.4/50 lens is so high that it allows even the potential of high-resolution films to be fully utilized.
The Planar T* 1.4/50 lens incorporates special, high refractive glass types. Even at initial aperture, the Planar T* 1.4/50 lens provides remarkably high image quality. This makes the Planar T* 1.4/50 lens the ideal lens for photography where a shallow depth of field is desired or in low-light situations where the full aperture has to be used.
Preferred applications: All-purpose lens, documentation, available-light photography, traveling, editorials, flash-free photography of interiors.
The type of autofocus motor is indicated according to Conurus. The lens can be converted to Canon EF mount with AF support by Conurus service.
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 233 KB|