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Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85 ZF.2 85mm f/1.4 Lens For Nikon [1767826]

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  • 2 years Australian Warranty

  • Floating Elements Design

  • T* anti-reflective coating

  • Precise manual focus

RRP: $1,999.00

Special Price: $1,849.00

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The Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85 ZF.2 85mm f/1.4 Lens For Nikon F Mount [1767826] is a short telephoto lens which has a classic portrait focal length and performs exceptionally well at medium to longer distances.

With a 6-element lens in 5 groups and the Zeiss T* lens coating, you can expect distortion-free performance, which only improves as the lens is stopped down. The f/1.4 aperture is very useful for shooting in low light, creatively controlling depth of field, and its nearly circular diaphragm helps create a pleasing look in your photo's out-of-focus areas.

This Zeiss ZF.2 lens is designed for use with Nikon F-mount cameras. Thanks to an electronic interface (CPU), ZF.2 lenses support all important camera functions such as the automatic mechanisms for time, aperture setting and program. The lens also supports manual exposure settings. Since the lens transmits EXIF data such as manufacturer, date, metering system and exposure to the camera, photographers do not need to set their parameters manually. The quicker and faster handling capabilities of ZF.2 lenses are especially useful under hectic shooting conditions.

  • The floating elements design ensures a high quality image throughout the entire focusing range.
  • Precision mechanics and a very large angle of rotation enable the photographer to very precisely focus on the details in the image.
  • Optical system of fantastic performance and long-life, metal precision mechanics
  • ZF.2 lenses have F bayonet and mechanical aperture coupling as well as CPU coupling for Nikon, Fujifilm or Kodak SLR cameras.

Pinpoints of light in the background envelop the individual and conceal a mysterious message. The Planar T* 1,4/85 lens brings out the best in its subject, while masterfully manipulating both sharpness and soft focus.

This classic portrait lens captures people in their surroundings, playing with a range of sharpness, soft focus and contrast effects. Its distinctive circular bokeh is a crucial creative element. The Planar T* 1,4/85 produces very high quality and shallow depth-of-field when wide open. This is especially suitable for isolating the main subject from the foreground and background. This lens is also suitable as a general-purpose lens.

Compatibility

Nikon:

F2-A, Nikkormat FT3, FM, FM2 (Manual only)

F2-AS (Manual & Shutter Priority only)

EM (Aperture Priority only)

EL, FE, FE2, FM3A, F3 (Manual only)

F301, F501, FG (Manual & Aperture Priority only)

FA, F4, F5 (all functions supported)

F70, F90, F90X, F100, F401, F601, F801, D1, D1X, D1H, F50, F55, F65, F75, F80, D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D3000, D5000 (all functions supported)

F6, D2-Series, D200, D300, D300s, D3, D3s, D3X, D700, D800, D800E, D4 (all functions supported) FujiFilm FinePix S1Pro, S2Pro, S3Pro, S5Pro (all functions supported) Kodak: Kodak Pro 14n (all functions supported)

Features

Design

The famous symmetric lens design invented by Dr. Paul Rudolph at Zeiss in 1896. The Planar lens is the most successful camera lens design – and, by the way, the most plagiarized - ever created. It provides the lens designer with numerous means to correct aberrations extraordinarily well. And its performance is very constant over a wide range of imaging ratios, enabling such a versatile lens variety as the Makro-Planar lens.

Features

Floating Elements Design

State-of-the-art camera techniques and high-resolution digital image sensors increasingly demand more from the lenses. The modern floating element design compensates aberrations of the Zeiss SLR lenses at different distance settings. This is accomplished by changing the axial distance of single lens elements or element groups to each other. The adjustment of the element distance is coupled to the distance setting so that it always results in the right correction. The mechanical design of these lens elements is very complex and the workmanship must be particularly exact - both specialties of Zeiss.

Excellent image quality

The Zeiss range of T* lenses offers 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, for example. And virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes – especially useful when photographing products and architecture.

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. Image contrast is lowered; the image appears dull and bleached. We combine various, elaborate techniques to reduce unwanted stray light. For example, all lens elements are coated with the famous Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating. Additionally, a jet black special paint is applied by hand to all lens element edges to ensure that reflections are prevented from the start.

Precise manual focus

Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. Zeiss SLR 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.

Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating

All lens elements in SLR lenses from Zeiss feature the T* anti-reflective coating and an optical design that produces brilliant pictures even in unfavorable lighting conditions. We vacuum deposit very thin, transparent coats on the surfaces of the lens elements to make them anti-reflective. Special substances, one by one, are vaporized with very high energy in a high vacuum, which are then deposited on the glass surface as a coating with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflections. The first coatings were applied by Zeiss back in the 1930s.

Specifications

Focal length

85 mm

Aperture range

f/1.4 – f/16

Focusing range

1 m – ∞

Number of elements/groups

6/5

Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.

29°/24°/16°

Coverage at close range

36 x 24 cm

Filter thread

M 72 x 0.75

Dimensions (with caps)

ø 85-88 mm, length 77-78 mm

Weight

570 g - 670 g

Camera mounts

F Mount (ZF.2)
EF Mount (ZE)
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