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Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 Full-Frame Lens

Neoscore 93%NEX score 80%

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Product Overview

Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 is a large-aperture manual-focus short telephoto prime lens for Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, and Pentax K-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle and has 6 elements in 5 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.
A telephoto prime lens, the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85 is well suited for portrait photography.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 93% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • F-mount with physical aperture ring
Cons
  • Classic rendering not to everyone's taste

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness when stopped down
  • Compact and light
  • Large aperture ring
Cons
  • No fluorine coating
  • Limited focus response
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, 1/2 stop steps. ZE (Canon) version has no aperture ring.
Form Factor
Short Telephoto 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
6 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
5 groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Diameter
78 mm / 3.07 in
Size | Length
85 mm / 3.35 in
Weight
700 g / 24.73 oz

Function

Angle Of View
28.6° Diagonal | 23.9° Horizontal | 16.1° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.4 ~ f/16
Autofocus
No
Focal Length
85 mm
Image Stabilization
No

Performance

Max Magnification
0.1
Min Focus Distance
1000 mm / 39.37 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included

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External Reviews

imagingsource[1]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from imagingsource have found the following***:
The Zeiss 85mm ƒ/1.4 is a manual-focus-only lens. It produces negligible distortion, on either the D200 or D3x. The minimum close-focusing distance is good for close subjects, at just over three feet. The lens ships with 72mm polarizer filters.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness when stopped down
  • Large aperture ring
  • Compact and light
Cons
  • Limited focus response
  • No fluorine coating

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Carl Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* 1.4/85. [imagingsource]. https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/carl-zeiss/85mm-f1.4-planar-t-1.485/review/. Retrieved 2022-01-23.

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