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.
- EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
- Manual Focus Design
ZEISS Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 Overview
ZEISS Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 Specs
|Lens Mount||Canon EF|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||29°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||3.28' / 1 m|
|Optical Design||6 Elements in 5 Groups|
|Focus Type||Manual Focus|
|Filter Size||72 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.07 x 2.56" / 78 x 65 mm|
|Weight||1.47 lb / 670 g|
|Package Weight||1.96 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||7.9 x 4.5 x 4.3"|
ZEISS Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 Reviews
Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4
Incredibly sharp lens with amazing depth of field control. Solidly built, all around superb lens for portrait work or any selective focus pictures you may want to explore with it. Stephen Ross
German technology at its finest!
Made in Japan but the German technology is there! This is my first Carl Zeiss lens that i purchased, and i dont regret it. As my late father told me, Carl Zeiss lenses are the best! I used this lens primarily for portraits in schools. Even though manual focus only, you can still feel the touch of its softness and clarity when focusing. Even though expensive i do not regret buying it especially i was able to get a discounted price of $150 from BNH. Thank you BNH for the great services you have given me for the past years.
You will love it!
This has to be one of the best 85mm lenses from any brand. It envies nothing to the other 85mm f1.4's; be it Sigma or Sony. Super solid construction, balances great on FF bodies. It will last several lifetimes. I can't understand the reviewers that state that this lens is not sharp at f/1.4. I've been always more than satisfied with the lens wide open. They must have gotten a lemon. Highly recommended!
Very Nice Lens
I got this lens (85mm/F1.4) today, and I took some pictures at 1.4 wide open. At first the pictures are very soft. However when I used live view, I got very sharp pictures from edge to edge! The lens is not soft at all when it is wide open!!! The problem is the people who use it. To me, the only negative is the lens cap. The build quality, IQ and color are all incredible. If you are patient and try to figure out how to handle it, practice and the reward is big. I give this lens a 5-Star rating.
Not a versatile lens. I'm disappointed.
I have been a working professional photographer for fifteen years. I own several other zeiss lenses and I have loved them all. No so with this one. My first complaint is that it does not focus close at all. I'm not talking about macro, I mean regular objects on a table, food, flowers, even people. My Canon 90 TS is far far more versatile. It does have nice bokeh and the color quality of the other zeiss lenses, so it makes a fair portrait lens, but that is really all I can figure out to use it for. It is also not nearly as sharp as either my other ZE lenses or my 90 TS. I might have gotten a poor copy, but it's still a limiting design. I don't have room in my bag for a one trick pony.
This is a beautiful lens. Image and color quality excellent. I find that it is betwr to stop down about a half stop to prevent blow out. I am still trying to get the hang of the manual focus. Definitely takes some practice
Both A Beauty And A Beast
The Carl Zeiss Planar 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 is bigger and heavier that I expect. It is also a wonderful lens.
nice working and nice lens
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