ZEISS Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF

BH #ZE8514ZEC • MFR #1677-838
ZEISS Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
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A classic portrait-length prime, the Canon EF-mount Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE from ZEISS is a short telephoto lens, ideal for producing shallow depth of field effects and isolating focus on subject matter. Beyond offering increased control over depth of field, the bright f/1.4 maximum aperture also excels in difficult lighting conditions and suits handheld shooting in low-light situations. The Planar-type optical concept is a tried-and-true design that yields consistently high sharpness throughout the focusing range with even illumination throughout the aperture range. Also, a T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to individual elements to control lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy.
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ZEISS Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 Overview

A classic portrait-length prime, the Canon EF-mount Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE from ZEISS is a short telephoto lens, ideal for producing shallow depth of field effects and isolating focus on subject matter. Beyond offering increased control over depth of field, the bright f/1.4 maximum aperture also excels in difficult lighting conditions and suits handheld shooting in low-light situations. The Planar-type optical concept is a tried-and-true design that yields consistently high sharpness throughout the focusing range with even illumination throughout the aperture range. Also, a T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to individual elements to control lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy.

Prime portrait-length lens is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 136mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture affords extensive control over depth of field for achieving selective focus effects and also benefits working in low-light conditions.
Planar optical design affords high sharpness and consistent performance throughout the focusing range to suit photographing at a wide range of imaging scales.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections and provide greater contrast and color fidelity.
Manual focus design enables a minimum focusing distance of 3.3'.
All-metal lens barrel and mount offers high durability and rigidity.
A nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when working with selective focus techniques.

ZEISS Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View29°
Minimum Focus Distance3.28' / 1 m
Maximum Magnification0.1x
Optical Design6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 2.56" / 78 x 65 mm
Weight1.47 lb / 670 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.96 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 4.5 x 4.3"
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Will this lens work in aperture priority on a Nikon F3
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Can I adapt this lens to use on an Leica M Mount Camera?
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Who do I call at Zeiss to get some answers about a warranty issue?
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You can post your question at the site below and provide a phone number for a call back. A representative of our Service Department will then follow up to address your question. <a href= https://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/int/service/contact/technical-support.html target= _blank >https://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/int/service/contact/technical-support.html</a>
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