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ZEISS Siemens Star Test Chart

BH #ZESSTC • MFR #1849-755
ZEISS Siemens Star Test Chart
Key Features
  • For Adjusting Lens Back Focus
  • Aligns CP.2 Lenses for DSLRs
The ZEISS Siemens Star Test Chart is a professional lens chart that has been used for decades to set the back focus on lenses used on individual cameras. It is especially useful when adjusting a ZEISS CP.2 cine lens for use on a DSLR camera after the lens mount has been converted from PL to another type (such as EF), or vice versa.
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ZEISS 1849-755 Overview

The ZEISS Siemens Star Test Chart is a professional lens chart that has been used for decades to set the back focus on lenses used on individual cameras. It is especially useful when adjusting a ZEISS CP.2 cine lens for use on a DSLR camera after the lens mount has been converted from PL to another type (such as EF), or vice versa.

ZEISS 1849-755 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.535 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.8 x 12.5 x 0.3"

ZEISS 1849-755 Reviews

Just works. Reasonably priced.

By M E
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

I actually have 5 of these. One for each corner of frame + middle. I only do landscapes now. But getting the absolutely sharpest print up to 48 or 19' with pano stitching requires me to know my lenses very very well. I use only Zeiss manual focus lenses, so I can tweak depth of field and sharpest image. When I used 23 megapixel cameras, I could take 1 manually focused shot and get a very sharp image with great depth of field. From 30 megapixels and higher, you can tell a bigger difference in the sharpness at different distances. These charts are very helpful to understand my lenses to maximize those megapixels and high quality lenses. Use as first check on new lenses for decentering and tilt. Mount them on plywood and use in the field to help understand my focus points for focus stacking on my wide angles. As well as evaluating sharpest F stop without field curvature. Your mileage may vary.

Lens test

By karl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-27

I use it as one step in testing lenses after being purchased. It can help to tell if the lens is decentered (see write up in lensrental blog)

Great for Evaluating Lenses

By Robin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-18

This chart has been very handy in evaluating lenses issues like tilt or de-centering. Extremely helpful with used lenses that may have some hidden problems.The chart is very high quality but somewhat overpriced for what it is. If you need to evaluate lens alignment, this is what you need.

Perfect for testing

By Tony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-04

Arrived quickly and in perfect shape. Worked out as expected for our testing.

useful chart

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-26

Useful for comparing lens performance, accurate.

Does what it should

By Laurence
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-13

Nicely laminated, perfect for the task intended.

Fantastic lens test chart

By Kent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-10

The best $28 you will spend. By placing the center dot in my live view finder at 10x power magnification I was able to not only check lens de-centering but also by shifting inside and outside focus was able to determine if the lens suffered from chromatic aberration. One lens had considerable CA until I shopped down to f/5.6. Now I will always know the aperture my lenses perform best.

Well worth the price.

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-30

Precisely made, easy to use. A valued resource for lens testing.

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How to use it? Any Youtube video?

How to use it? Any Youtube video?
Asked by: Boling
The ZEISS Siemens Start Test Chart is used when adjusting the back focus of the ZEISS cinema lenses with the Interchangeable Lens Mount system. An overview of this process can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJTewQ-V3rM
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2019-07-22

How large is this chart? How long and how wide in ...

How large is this chart? How long and how wide in inches?
Asked by: Daniel
The overall dimension of the ZEISS Siemens Star Chart is 11 3/4 X 16 5/8 in and the target area is 9 3/4 X 9 5/8 in.
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2022-08-02
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