|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:||29.2° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||10 elements in 9 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||83 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||9|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Micromotor (Contax N)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø90 x 80 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||82 mm|
|Hood type:||Metal hood GB-82|
Design and Features
High speed lenses with a somewhat longer focal length are among the most popular in top class 35 mm SLR camera systems.
For the Contax N system, Carl Zeiss has designed an all new Planar 1,4/85 lens . This lens excels with very high image quality over the entire frame, clearly visible in the SLR viewfinder. The full speed of f/1.4 can be utilized not only for composing and focusing, but for actual picture taking, too. At f/1.4, the wide open aperture enables image compositions with selective focus, that is very pleasing for portraiture. As a novelty in such a fast lens, the high performance is maintained over the entire focusing range from infinity down to minimum object distance.
Carl Zeiss achieves this with a new internal focusing design IFD, which moves 6 of the 10 elements for focusing. This lens, with its large amount of optical glass, and attendant mass provides high stabilization during the exposure. Thus, significantly longer exposure times can be obtained handheld with good results. These exposure times, combined with a fully open aperture of f/1.4 and high speed films enable unusual images.
Preferred use: photojournalism, portraits under available light, kids, sports, theatrical and stage photography under available light, interiors without flash, dynamic subjects requiring fast shutter speeds.
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.
Portrait photography▪Street photography
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 111 KB|