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ZEISS Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM Lens (Silver)

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ZEISS Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM Lens (Silver)
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
Designed as the standard lens of the ZM system, the silver Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM from ZEISS is a bright normal-length prime for M-mount rangefinder cameras. Utilizing the classic Planar optical design, this lens achieves high resolution, sharpness, and even illumination across the entire image field for accurate rendering. A T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to resist flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity, and its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3' away.
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ZEISS Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM Overview

Designed as the standard lens of the ZM system, the silver Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM from ZEISS is a bright normal-length prime for M-mount rangefinder cameras. Utilizing the classic Planar optical design, this lens achieves high resolution, sharpness, and even illumination across the entire image field for accurate rendering. A T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to resist flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity, and its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3' away.

Planar optical concept helps to produce a high degree of sharpness and resolution from edge to edge, as well as notable flare resistance.
Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.
Manual focus design enables a minimum focusing distance of 2.3'.

ZEISS Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM Specs

Color
Silver
Focal Length
50mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Leica M
Angle of View
47°
Minimum Focus Distance
2.3' / 70 cm
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:12
Optical Design
6 Elements in 4 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
10
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Filter Size
43 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2 x 2.7" / 52 x 68 mm
Weight
8.1 oz / 230 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.7 x 4.35 x 3.1"

ZEISS Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM Reviews

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question

I have to wonder how this lens compares to the Nokton 50 1.5 ASPH. I'm on the fence about both for my M2. Anyone know?
Asked by: David F.
Both the Zeiss 50mm f/2 Planar and the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 are beautiful lenses, and it would be hard to go wrong with either. Each will render images slightly different. Colors will be a bit warmer with the Zeiss, and images will have enhanced 3-dimensionality. I would suggest renting each of the lenses. You should be able to find both of them at a place like <a href= http://lensrentals.com. target= _blank >lensrentals.com.</a> You would then have a chance to see which lens better fits the aesthetic you are going for.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2022-10-02

Dear all, How do you like it on your Sony a7 ...

Dear all, How do you like it on your Sony a7 serie?
Asked by: Anonymous
The ZEISS Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM Lens would be excellent when mounted on the Sony A7 series cameras with the appropriate adapter. One such adapter is the Metabones Leica M Lens to Sony E-mount Camera T Adapter (Black), BH #MEMBLMEBT3 (https://bhpho.to/41Iu3zQ).
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-04-26

Does it fit a Leica M5?

Does it fit a Leica M5?
Asked by: Mathieu
The ZEISS ZM Lenses are compatible with any M-mount camera.
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2020-03-10

I am considering this lens for the typ 246 ...

I am considering this lens for the typ 246 monochrome, and curious as to how it renders B&W?
Asked by: Michael
This lens produces excellent b&w images.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-03-27

Is this lens chipped for exit data transfer for ...

Is this lens chipped for exit data transfer for Leica M digital bodies?
Asked by: Jeff
No, the ZEISS Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM Lens (Black) is not chipped.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-08-15

Can it be used for Canon RF mounts - and if yes, ...

Can it be used for Canon RF mounts - and if yes, do all functions fully translate?
Asked by: Barbara
You'll need a Leica M-mount to RF-adapter to use it on an R-series camera. This lens has no electronic functionality, so there are not really any functions that require "translating" per se, but you will have to set your camera up to shoot "without a lens" as the R-series cameras will not realize there is a lens mount and won't fire without that feature enabled.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-08-04

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has anyone tried this lens on a sony a7 W/adapter? wanting to know first hand if its pairs well that sensor. thanks alex
Asked by: alex b.
This lens is very sharp and has been used on my Sony Nex cameras including a7 and it is noted by many customers as being great together.A good adapter is also recommended, such as this one, <a href= http://bhpho.to/1mbVh9m. target= _blank >http://bhpho.to/1mbVh9m.</a>And this is a link for all of the adapters we carry, <a href= http://bhpho.to/1D6RMbt. target= _blank >http://bhpho.to/1D6RMbt.</a>
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Whats the difference between this lens and Zeiss 50mm f/2 ZM mount one? Only 1/3 stop aperture difference?
Asked by: Chen X.
We believe you are asking the difference between this lens and the Zeiss Normal 50mm f/1.5 C Sonnar T* ZM Manual Focus Lens B&H # ZE5015B. The only difference would be the approximate 3/4 of a stop more light the f/1.5 lens brings in. To get that additional light in, bigger pieces of incredibly precise pieces of glass must be mounted to larger, also incredibly precise, pieces of metal in order to do so. As someone who has on many an occasion wanted every photon possible, I would gladly pay the $401 difference. In Zeiss land, $401 is pocket change and well worth it if you need it.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2022-10-02
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