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Zeiss 85mm f/4 Tele-Tessar T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Black

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  • For Zeiss Ikon & Leica M Mount Cameras

A more compact alternative to the 85mm f/2 Sonnar T* is this Zeiss 85mm f/4 Tele-Tessar T* ZM Lens. It is a traveler's dream lens; compressed in size but not in quality. This lens is an excellent choice for taking portraits, capturing details and reportagé.

The Carl Zeiss range of T* ZM-mount lenses offers high standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images. Virtually zero geometric distortion ensures precise accuracy when reproducing shapes, especially useful when photographing products and architecture.

1/3 stop interval click stops allows for exact exposure
Precise 10 bladed aperture creates pleasing unfocused highlights
Wear resistant filter mount for long-term reliability in tough conditions
Filter Size 43mm
f/Stop Range 4-22
Minimum Focus Distance 2.9' (0.9m)
Magnification Not specified by manufacturer
Angle of View 29°/25°/17°b (diagonal/horizontal/vertical)
Groups/Elements 5/3
Length 3.7" (95mm)
Maximum Diameter 2.1" (54mm)
Weight 11oz (310g)
Zeiss 85mm f/4 Tele-Tessar T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Black
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    Zeiss85mm f/4 Tele-Tessar T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Black
     
    4.5

    (based on 2 reviews)

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    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great lens For M-9 Users

    By Uncle Jerry

    from N. Nevada

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraits
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about 85mm f/4 Tele-Tessar T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Black:

      This lens for Leica M-9 Camera users is a great addition for anyone who wants to add a wonderful Portrait Lens to their collection. Its easy to carry ,comes with it's own Lens Shade, and absolutely lives up to the Zeiss Tessar T* family name.

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      4.0

      As sharp as the Apo-Summicron M

      By Leica with Film

      from Santa Rosa,CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Ideal for travel
      • Sharp

      Cons

      • Leica 904 is lighter
      • Leica 904 is smaller

      Best Uses

        Comments about 85mm f/4 Tele-Tessar T* ZM Manual Focus Lens - Black:

        I wanted a lighter travel 90mm lens as I was leaving the 500g Leica Summicron out of the bag too often.
        The Zeiss 85mm lens is just as sharp and contrasty all the way into the edges even open at f/4.
        The lens hood is reversible keeping things compact for carrying; only down side is the hood sits in place, but does not lock in place in the reversed position.

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        B+W -  43mm UV Haze SC 010 Filter
        • You Pay: $24.50
         

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        Zeiss -  1690438 Lens Shade for the 85mm f/4 Tele-Tessar (ZM) Lens
        • You Pay: $84.00
         

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