Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 Full-Frame Lens

78% Neofiliac81% External
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Product Overview

Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 is a large-aperture manual-focus normal prime lens for Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, and Pentax K-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle and has 7 elements in 6 groups.
Manual focus may be limiting to some, but purists will find it much more engaging. There are also fewer things to go wrong on the long run. Unfortunately, Zeiss has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so owners should pay extra attention when shooting in incremental weathers.
A normal prime lens, the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/50 has the potential to be one of the most used and ultimately versatile option in a photographer's bag. Usually the easiest to design and to QC, it is a great option for landscape and street photography. Its bright maximum aperture also helps night and portrait works.

Ratings

What we found**

Neofiliac score 78% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • F-mount with physical aperture ring
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Classic rendering not to everyone's taste

What external reviewers found***

External score 81% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent autofocus performance
  • Relatively light
Cons
  • Relatively heavy
  • Occasional chromatic aberration
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, 1/2 stop steps. ZE (Canon) version has no aperture ring.
Form Factor
Normal Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, Pentax K-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
7 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
6 groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
58 mm / 2.28 in
Size | Diameter
66 mm / 2.60 in
Size | Length
69 mm / 2.72 in
Weight
350 g / 12.37 oz

Function

Angle Of View
46.8° Diagonal | 39.6° Horizontal | 27.0° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.4 ~ f/16
Autofocus
No
Focal Length
50 mm
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Max Magnification
0.15
Min Focus Distance
450 mm / 17.72 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included

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External Reviews

imagingsource[1]

Reviewer score 81%
Reviewers from imagingsource have found the following***:
The Zeiss 50mm ƒ/1.4 shows a fair amount of chromatic aberration, fairly evenly between all apertures. Corner shading isn't a significant problem with the lens mounted on the sub-frame D200. Unless your newer camera body supports AI- or AIS-style lenses, you can forget about ''advanced'' modes such as aperture priority.
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Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent autofocus performance
  • Relatively light
Cons
  • Relatively heavy
  • Occasional chromatic aberration

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References

  1. ^ Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* 1.4/50. [imagingsource]. https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/carl-zeiss/50mm-f1.4-planar-t-1.450/review/. Retrieved 2022-01-23.

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