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Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • For Nikon F-Mount Cameras
  • AI Coupling
  • CPU Coupling for Camera Integration
  • Superior Image Quality
  • Horizontal Angle of View - 38°
  • Filter Size - 67mm
  • Knurled Focusing Ring
  • Embossed Aperture & Distance Rings
  • Manual Focus

The Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount cameras is a macro lens that provides a normal perspective and allows for close focusing down to 9.4" (24 cm). It uses a new lens design which incorporates floating elements to ensure high performance across a wide focusing range. As a result, the lens can be used for non-macro applications and becomes a versatile 'standard' lens when used with a full frame camera.

The new ZF.2 lenses are an enhanced version of ZF lenses. They feature an electronic interface (CPU) that enables support of all important camera operating modes such as shutter priority, aperture priority and programmed auto exposure or manual exposure settings. Photographers no longer have to set the parameters in the camera menu as the lens now transmits standard data such as focal length, speed and the aperture setting to the camera. This data can then be viewed in the EXIF data of each picture.

The ZF.2 lenses have a mechanical lock on the aperture ring to lock the aperture ring at the lowest setting and prevent unintentional adjustment while taking pictures.

For technical reasons, these lenses do not have a half-step aperture lock between the lowest (stop position) and the second lowest aperture setting. This guarantees reliable recognition of the automatic position. The lowest aperture on ZF.2 lenses is colored orange to emphasize the automatic position of the aperture ring.

Compatibility
Nikon:
F2-A, Nikkormat FT3, FM, FM2 (Manual only)
F2-AS (Manual & Shutter Priority only)
EM (Aperture Priority only)
EL, FE, FE2, FM3A, F3 (Manual only)
F301, F501, FG (Manual & Aperture Priority only)
FA, F4, F5 (all functions supported)
F70, F90, F90X, F100, F401, F601, F801, D1, D1X, D1H, F50, F55, F65, F75, F80, D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D3000, D5000 (all functions supported)
F6, D2-Series, D200, D300, D300s, D3, D3s, D3X, D700, D800, D800E, D4 (all functions supported)
FujiFilm
FinePix S1Pro, S2Pro, S3Pro, S5Pro (all functions supported)
Kodak:
Kodak Pro 14n (all functions supported)
The floating elements design ensures a high quality image throughout the entire focusing range.
Precision mechanics and a very large angle of rotation enable the photographer to very precisely focus on the details in the image.
Optical system of fantastic performance and long-life, metal precision mechanics
ZF.2 lenses have F bayonet and mechanical aperture coupling as well as CPU coupling for Nikon, Fujifilm or Kodak SLR cameras.
Performance
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 45°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.45" (24 cm)
Magnification 0.5x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
Elements/Groups 8/6
Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.83 x 3.46" (7.19 x 8.79 cm)
Weight 1.17 lb (530 g)
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras
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    ZeissMakro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras
     
    4.8

    (based on 17 reviews)

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (13)
    • Consistent output (11)
    • Nice bokeh (11)
    • Durable (10)
    • Easily interchangeable (6)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (12)
    • Landscape/scenery (11)
    • Low light (10)
    • Night photography (5)
    • Weddings (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
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      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Versatile and excellent lens

    This Makro-Planar is very sharp at F2 with max resolution across the frame at F5.6. I use the lens regularly at F16 and beyond without noticeable degradation in sharpness due to diffraction. Read complete review

    This Makro-Planar is very sharp at F2 with max resolution across the frame at F5.6. I use the lens regularly at F16 and beyond without noticeable degradation in sharpness due to diffraction.

    It is a very versatile lens. It is glued to my D3s all the time. Its great for panoramas since it produces very little distortion and vignetting; makes it very pain free to stitch. This focal length is great for full body portraits. Being a macro lens you can also use it for very tightly cropped face-shots.

    The ZF.2 mount works with Aperture Priority Mode and also has focus confirmation which I've found to be highly accurate. I use this lens with no manual focusing screen on the D3s. From my experience I've found that MF on DSLR is much more accurate than the Rangefinder systems.

    The only problem I have found is that this lens comes with a terrible lens cap. It easily comes off and very hard to put back on. Be sure to buy the 67mm Nikon lens cap with your purchase.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Well made lens with a flaw

    I compared this lens to my 10 year old Nikon 50mm f/1.8 (no D) lens. I shot several photos of a couple of bouquets using both lenses. I mounted my D700 camera...Read complete review

    I compared this lens to my 10 year old Nikon 50mm f/1.8 (no D) lens. I shot several photos of a couple of bouquets using both lenses. I mounted my D700 camera on a tripod, and used the same focus point with both lenses. Since this was indoors, the light didn't change much between exposures. Note that I paid about $90 for this Nikon lens, that makes it about 14X cheaper.

    First off, I loved holding and using the Zeiss lens. The closest analogy I can make is to my medium format lenses, and that's high praise indeed. The focus is smooth and sure, and I *love* having REAL distance and depth of field scales engraved on the lens. It's true, once you hold one, you'll want to own it!

    I was not blown away by the images. The color was good, but it didn't appear significantly better than the Nikon, if at all. I didn't compare sharpness in great detail, because I discovered a flaw in the lens: when I set the aperture through the electronics (camera to lens), it didn't close down all the way. It was about a third of a stop too open, resulting in a slight but very noticeable over exposure. I detest over exposures, much more so than under exposures. If I used the aperture ring, then it closed down properly.

    Just goes to show, no matter how good or expensive the lens, you have
    to put it through its paces. I found at least two other references on the internet to other folks who found the same problem.

    I'm taking off one star for the flaw; in a lens this expensive, QA should be better (isn't that what all those papers are supposed to be telling you?). And another star for not blowing away a 14X cheaper lens. Perhaps there were other flaws in the lens that hurt image quality, but I rather doubt it.

    The working distance of any 50mm lens isn't great, so you either better be patient or have a lot of flexibility in your macro situations with this lens. But that's not a fault of the lens, just a function of the focal length.

    I compared some macro shots taken with the Zeiss to my Nikon 200mm f/4 macro lens. Using the Nikon is SO much easier, as the Nikon has a far greater working distance, and a tripod collar. Still, I will say that the color looked pretty comparable between the two at 1/2 life size.

    I returned my copy. I may try another Zeiss lens again sometime.

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    5.0

    Fantastic performer

    By Brian S

    from Toronto, Canada

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Video

      Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

      I had this one in ZE (Canon) mount and after the switch to Nikon I bought it again. Let me say this ... I've tried almost every 50mm prime in F mount and that includes all Nikkors and Sigma Art series.

      With its maximum aperture of f/2, it's definitely slower compared to rest of competition but it is unbeatable when comes to color rendering and micro contrast. No post processing required. Did I mention that it is stupid sharp right at F/2? If you don't get stellar performance wide open, don't blame the lens.

      This might not be the greatest macro option out there because its 1:2 magnification, but it still creates amazing closeup shots. You can use it not only for macro photography but as a standard walk around lens ... you'll be amazed with results this little gem produces.

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      5.0

      Outstanding

      By Zonhonker

      from Ohio

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

        I use it to take product shots in a studio environment. The manual focus is awesome. Turns out my eyes aren't as bad as I thought they were. I have taken macro shots with my Nikon D800 of wristwatches with minuscule hands, then enlarged and cropped the images, only to find microscopic textures in the paint on the hands. I didn't know there was any paint on the hands. Truly amazing sharpness and a must-have for anyone wanting a lens to pair with a high megapixel camera.

        Easy to use, straightforward, super-sharp and worth the money.

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        5.0

        Great quality

        By Zonhonker

        from Ohio

        About Me Photography Student

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

          Paired with my Nikon D800 this lens is wonderful. I used to prefer autofocus lenses but this is the one I reach for now unless I absolutely need my auto focus lens. It's simple enough to use and totally compatible with the FX functions on the D800. There are cheaper ones, but this is the best I've ever used.

          One minor complaint which does not merit taking away a star, but is nonetheless annoying: the lens cap doesn't click on as securely as it should You really have to make sure its clicked into place or it will fall off.

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          5.0

          Stunning image quality

          By Bill D

          from Chicago

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

            This is a superb lens with wonderful bokeh effects. Excellent macro capability.

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            5.0

            Fast aperture and macro capabilities.

            By Numael

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography

              Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

              I have been using this lens for my landscape work and so far its been a real jewel. Love the construction and focusing ring.

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              5.0

              The most usable lens I ever had

              By Francs

              from Woodland Park, NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

                This lens lives on my D800, i rarely use anything else.
                I travel with my beloved Nikkor 28-300, and this Zeiss beauty on the body,
                It takes some time to get use to the manual focus, but when you get a hold, it becomes so natural. Not a good lens to catch motion, for that I have a super fast Nikkor 50 1.2, and a 24-70.
                The bokeh is buttery and smooth, and macro results are outstanding.
                For general use (not macro) you need to set the aperture at least at 16, so you need to crank up the iso or be in a very good light

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                3.0

                Well made lens with a flaw

                By Brian in MA

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Engraved scales
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Smooth and certain focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Expensive
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

                I compared this lens to my 10 year old Nikon 50mm f/1.8 (no D) lens. I shot several photos of a couple of bouquets using both lenses. I mounted my D700 camera on a tripod, and used the same focus point with both lenses. Since this was indoors, the light didn't change much between exposures. Note that I paid about $90 for this Nikon lens, that makes it about 14X cheaper.

                First off, I loved holding and using the Zeiss lens. The closest analogy I can make is to my medium format lenses, and that's high praise indeed. The focus is smooth and sure, and I *love* having REAL distance and depth of field scales engraved on the lens. It's true, once you hold one, you'll want to own it!

                I was not blown away by the images. The color was good, but it didn't appear significantly better than the Nikon, if at all. I didn't compare sharpness in great detail, because I discovered a flaw in the lens: when I set the aperture through the electronics (camera to lens), it didn't close down all the way. It was about a third of a stop too open, resulting in a slight but very noticeable over exposure. I detest over exposures, much more so than under exposures. If I used the aperture ring, then it closed down properly.

                Just goes to show, no matter how good or expensive the lens, you have
                to put it through its paces. I found at least two other references on the internet to other folks who found the same problem.

                I'm taking off one star for the flaw; in a lens this expensive, QA should be better (isn't that what all those papers are supposed to be telling you?). And another star for not blowing away a 14X cheaper lens. Perhaps there were other flaws in the lens that hurt image quality, but I rather doubt it.

                The working distance of any 50mm lens isn't great, so you either better be patient or have a lot of flexibility in your macro situations with this lens. But that's not a fault of the lens, just a function of the focal length.

                I compared some macro shots taken with the Zeiss to my Nikon 200mm f/4 macro lens. Using the Nikon is SO much easier, as the Nikon has a far greater working distance, and a tripod collar. Still, I will say that the color looked pretty comparable between the two at 1/2 life size.

                I returned my copy. I may try another Zeiss lens again sometime.

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                5.0

                Great lens

                By Dilatante

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

                I have had the Zeiss 100 and the 21 going on two years. These two lens are without peer!! I added the 50MP a year ago to cover the middle range.

                It took some time to get used to manual focus (again). I have learned to get confirmation in the view finder that the subject is in focus - and to use the "preview button" when shooting wide open as this lens is subject to focus shift. Otherwise the beauty of the Zeiss lenses, this one included, are superb!

                I was in a photography class recently, when the teacher commented on the color, clarity, and bokeh of my pictures. He wound up saying the reason the pictures were so great was because I was using the Zeiss lenses.

                When my friends look through my pictures, they alway pause at the pictures that are made with the Zeiss lenses. They do not know which lenses I shot the picture with - but the overall beauty of the pictures capture them - I'm the one that knows that it was taken with a Zeiss.

                I shoot with a Nikon D3s - have the "best" Nikon zooms and fixed lens - but I always reach for the Zeiss if I can. Highly recommended!

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                4.0

                Great lens

                By mariohcz

                from Brasil

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Optical quality
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

                    Great lens, just wished the focus was shorter...

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                    5.0

                    sharp colors

                    By nikonica

                    from Richmond, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

                        sharp in focus areas. smooth out of focus blur. no noticeable geometric or color distortions.

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                        5.0

                        Great all round lens

                        By Ron

                        from Australia

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

                        Very good lens, sharp, sharp, sharp, love it

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                        5.0

                        Good Glass

                        By Gene Daniels

                        from SW New Mexico

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Heavy
                        • Manual focus works easilF

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Night Photography

                        Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

                        A good basic lens. Very well made and ample sharpness to function as advertised.

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                        5.0

                        truly superb

                        By rmkline

                        from Charleston, SC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Great color rendition
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

                          I wrote a very positive review on this site for the Nikon 55/2.8 AI-S, based on using it for thousands of shots over 30 years. I still stand by that review, but I have to say this Zeiss is in a different league. Why? 1) the color rendition is phenomenal. I have never seen more accurate color straight out of my D3s. 2) the bokeh, which is at best acceptable with the Nikon, is truly exceptional with this Zeiss. 3) the extra stop, with the shallower depth of field, offers significantly more creative opportunities.
                          As with fine audio equipment, fine lenses are rarely completely described by specs alone. If you have a good camera and you are critical of your results, I'm betting this lens will deliver for you in spades.
                          To be completely objective, the Nikon has one advantage - it is significantly smaller. That's it.

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                          5.0

                          One of the best lenses in the world

                          By Pete Myers

                          from Santa Fe, NM

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Rugged
                          • Stellar image quality
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

                            This is one of the best lenses in the world. I am a fine arts photographer by profession, and this is the only lens I have been using on my D3x for the past two years. There is virtually no CA, and that equates to outstanding resolution. But it is the smoothness of the bokeh at f4 to f8 that really makes this a useful tool, creating fluidic depth to the shot. While I prefer a 35mm fl lens, the 50mm is something that you can grow to love, trading width for depth. Perhaps HCB was right, and the 50 is one of the most powerful focal lengths.

                            In any regard, your not going to find a better lens. The build quality is superb. The image quality is stellar. The only problem in owning this lens is that you are out of excuses in regard to the quality of your work! :)

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                            5.0

                            Best 50 Prime lens!

                            By Bennie

                            from Champaign, IL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Slow Focus

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Night Photography
                            • Sports/Action

                            Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

                            This lens becomes the prime lens on my D700. It provides absolutely image quality and supremely rich colors. Plus, I mostly use it as macro lesn due to its remarkable 1: 2 production ratio, although my 105mm can do better. So far, I haven't find out any weakness of this lens, except it's a manual focus lens.

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                            5.0

                            Wonderful

                            By World traveler

                            from Denver CO

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Nice Bokeh

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

                              I was not sure that I really need this lens but now that I have used it for two weeks I am wondering, why it took me so long to order it.

                              Sharpness across the whole picture on the D3X, super color fit, and wonderful out-of-focus bokeh.

                              Manual focus is really no issue and I am totally happy.

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                              5.0

                              Versatile and excellent lens

                              By Derek

                              from Sydney, Australia

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Great Picture Quality

                              Cons

                              • Cheap Lens Cap

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Cameras:

                              This Makro-Planar is very sharp at F2 with max resolution across the frame at F5.6. I use the lens regularly at F16 and beyond without noticeable degradation in sharpness due to diffraction.

                              It is a very versatile lens. It is glued to my D3s all the time. Its great for panoramas since it produces very little distortion and vignetting; makes it very pain free to stitch. This focal length is great for full body portraits. Being a macro lens you can also use it for very tightly cropped face-shots.

                              The ZF.2 mount works with Aperture Priority Mode and also has focus confirmation which I've found to be highly accurate. I use this lens with no manual focusing screen on the D3s. From my experience I've found that MF on DSLR is much more accurate than the Rangefinder systems.

                              The only problem I have found is that this lens comes with a terrible lens cap. It easily comes off and very hard to put back on. Be sure to buy the 67mm Nikon lens cap with your purchase.

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