Zeiss Planar T* f/2.0 50mm ZM Lens
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
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.