Zeiss Planar T* f/2.0 50mm ZM Lens

Zeiss Planar T* f/2.0 50mm ZM Lens

Zeiss ZM Planar 50mm Lens

maker: Zeiss
focal length: 50 mm
max aperture: f/2.0
angle of view: 47°
filter size: 43 mm
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This lens is based on the renowned Carl Zeiss Planar design, a symmetric combination of 6 optical elements in 4 groups. Its features include excellent resolving power, high image quality over the entire field, and outstanding flare control. The Planar T* 2/50 ZM lens opens up new creative possibilities for all-round photography, documentation and photojournalism.

Photos Taken with this Camera

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Woman with Dragon Tattoo
Four Women Conversing
Checking the Maps
Sitting and Thinking
Strolling Along
Two Friends
Two Generations of Cool
Musical and Friendly
Catching Some Rays
Posing for Mom
Carrying a Friend
At the Dog Park
Vending Fruit
Man Reading in Park
Lake Maggiore - Stresa

Related Articles

Below is a list of articles in which this lens is discussed, or at least mentioned, on this site.

Encoded (sep 10, 2013)

Old Leica cameras use M-mount lenses, which are manually controlled. The lens cannot provide data to the camera. This can be a useful feature: most digital cameras will record the lens settings in each image file, which can help to improve your skills.

Daily Photographs (jul 14, 2013)

For the past couple of years, I’ve been transitioning away from SLR cameras and others, to rangefinder cameras. To learn how to use my latest rangefinder camera, I started a project of taking thirty-six photos each day for practice.

Almost Everything Must Go (may 19, 2012)

I have a crazy plan to sell almost all of my cameras and lenses and buy new ones. Looking through over 25,000 photos I took, I printed my fifty best for a small photo album. I discovered that I take better pictures with film and rangefinder cameras.

A Ball of String (feb 2, 2012)

Because of the earthquake in Japan, production of Zeiss lenses has stopped for quite a while. So when one Zeiss ZM 50mm lens that I’ve been wanting to buy came up for sale at B&H Photo’s site, I pounced on it.

Steadying Micro 4/3 with Manual Lens (feb 14, 2011)

Voigtlander makes adapters for Leica lenses so that they may be used on micro four-thirds cameras. It works well. But using a cropped manual lens on such a camera makes it difficult to avoid camera-shake in low lighting.