Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85

Telephoto prime lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF
Chris Yates
 

Open wide and say "AAAH". Carl Zeiss Planar T* f1.4/85mm ZE Planar lens for Canon EOS. Last week I happened to bid on this lens on Ebay but I could not complete the transaction. The next day, the seller contacted me and offered me a second chance and unfortunately, the allure of a 85mm portrait lens by the famed German lensmaker along with the inclusion of a T* UV filter proved overwhelming. Long story short, after a few exchanges of messages the lens was on its way to its new owner and in ...

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This Planar is a particular lens... It can be had for about the same money as a Nikon 85/1.4 D - it has no autofocus but it's (significantly) better built, as all Zeiss lenses are. If you were to trust resolution chart based reviews like photozone or slrgear, you'd think this lens' performance is a bit "meh" - just a bit better than the Nikon 85/1.4 D but waaaaaay beyond the Nikon 85/1.4 G (which, BTW, costs around 60% more) - On the other hand, if you had to trust (a lot of) user opinions ...

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