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- IDEAL APERTURE WITH NINE BLADES: The finely tuned features of the optical design on ZEISS SLR lenses ensure a spectacualr bokeh, with particularly harmonious effect of the blurred areas of the image. The nine diaphragm blades and the resulting, virtually circular aperture on ZEISS SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the foreground and background.
- EXCELLENT IMAGE QUALITY: ZEISS lenses offer the highest possible standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. Quite simply, they are superior in every way. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images, and virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes û especially useful when photographing products and architecture.
- PRECISE MANUAL FOCUS: Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. ZEISS lenses stand out with their large rotation angle which enables precise focusing. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder. The high-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without play, thus also supporting the intuitive interaction with the focal plane. The precise engraving in meter and feet, and the depth of focus scale provide additional support for manually focusing.
- ELABORATE STRAY LIGHT REDUCTION: Rich, vibrant colors are vital to creating a lasting impression. Stray light in the lens, however, would lead to a brightening of the image, which is particularly visible in shadow areas. We combine various, elaborate techniques to reduce unwanted stray light, such as the famous ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating and a special jet black paint that is applied by hand to all lens element edges to ensure that reflections are prevented from the start.
Reveal the true characterZEISS Classic lenses have an outstanding reputation with discerning photographers all over the world. The solid, all-metal housing and focus ring ensure reliable performance and long-lasting reliability through years and years of rugged use. High optical performance and precise and smooth manual focus make them not just a pleasure to use, but also allow for stunning creative images with legendary bokeh. Thanks to its hard stops at MOD and infinity, ZEISS Classic lenses are also ideal for motion-picture applications.The focal length of the ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/50 is equal to the perspective of the human eye. Its fast aperture and exceptional compactness are its outstanding features. This lens produces pleasing portrait style quality at the widest aperture and sharpens considerably beyond f/4 for any general purpose application.