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Subject: New Zeiss Planar T*1,4/50mm for SONY

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Posted: 02-20-13 2:51 AM - Views: 4496

By: Wolf Rainer Schmalfuss

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On May 2013, the new Planar 1,4/50mm for SONY cameras will become available. Price: 1499 Euros

http://zeissimages.com/gallery/4/U4I1361396168.SEQ.0.jpg

Read more here http://www.sony.co.uk/product/ddl-full-frame-lenses/sal-50f14z#tab
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Reply from Wojciech Zielinski on 09-30-13 9:34 AM

Jamesmd,
please upload any photos You made with it and various f-stops (like 1.4/2/till f/8). I would be very greatful because I am very curious how it perform before I decide to buy one :)
Best regards, WZ.
Reply from James on 09-29-13 12:22 PM

I have this lens now , and I'm absolutely impressed , I have the 50 1.4 ZF2 adapted for sony too , and ill probably sell it , but I'm waiting for some time to see how it compares , I'm posting images with both so you can see
Reply from Yury on 08-5-13 11:29 PM

Yes, the price of the lens is very high. But the lens is impressive.
There are a couple of wedding photos taken with A99 + CZ 50/1, 4 ZA
These photos were taken by one person from Sony-Club.ru

http://sony-club.ru/showthread.php?t=63681&p=1065731&viewfull=1#post1065731
Reply from Wolf Rainer Schmalfuss on 02-26-13 1:54 AM

With an weight of 518 gr. and an 72mm filter size, the lens seems to be a real professional glass! I personal prefer heavy and solid metal glasses instead of plastic lens housings.
Reply from Wojciech Zielinski on 02-25-13 2:46 PM

Thanks Jorge :)
Reply from Jt on 02-25-13 12:16 PM

I have translated the page and added it to the library of MTF charts here on ZI. You can view it from here http://www.zeissimages.com/mtf.php
Reply from Wojciech Zielinski on 02-25-13 6:21 AM

Greetings,
at least there is MTF and lens cross-section, maybe You would be interested:

http://www.zeissimages.com/showphoto.php?photoid=26680&code=33a94526b1330a92a7f0023efae46cc0
(Source: http://www.sony.jp/ichigan/products/SAL50F14Z/feature_1.html#L1_80 )

IMHO lens construction looks very innovative but the general concept of Planar's construction is preserved. MTF shows it's nature. Performance is quite well distributed across full frame. MTF chart is simmilar to MTF of current Distagon 1.4/35 ZF.2/ZE. I am currious if it shows longitudinal chromatic aberrations like other older Planar 50mm f/1.4 from ZF.2/ZE line. I wish see as it works (in practice). Best regards, WZ.
Reply from Wojciech Zielinski on 02-24-13 5:20 PM

Greetings Carol..I believe that there wouldn't be quick release of new Planar in ZF/ZE mount. There was some lens from ZA lenses line which inspirited designers of ZF/ZE lenses line like: Distagon 2/24 ZA --> Distagon 2/25 ZF/ZE, Sonnar 1.8/135 ZA --> ApoSonnar 2/135 ZF/ZE. But all times lens formula was designed from a scratch anyway. I believe that Planar 1.4/50 ZF/ZE succesor would be Distagon 1.4/55 ZF/ZE, but if the customers accept new Planar ZA warmly - maybe something would change... :) Best regards, WZ.
Reply from Carol How on 02-22-13 8:42 PM

Isn't there a ZF coming out like this one as well?
Reply from Rick Perry on 02-21-13 1:48 PM

THey have been talking about this lens for many months - I am glad they finally have officially announced it. I am sure the Build quality is Super and IQ that this lens can produce is nothing short of Spectacular - as is the PRICE!

Rick
Reply from Wojciech Zielinski on 02-21-13 12:12 PM

I wish to see spec like lens schema (cross-section) and MTF for this lens. Today announcement hasn't brought anything new except some of marketing hay, which has been rummored for a long time.

Best regards, WZ.
Reply from Jt on 02-20-13 3:43 PM

I cant wait to see how this stacks up against the existing ZF/ZE 50mm Planar.
Reply from Wolf Rainer Schmalfuss on 02-20-13 9:59 AM

The new lens is sealed, and contains 8 elements in 5 groups, with 2 aspherical lenses. Weight for an standard lens, with 518 gr. quiet heavy! Solid stuff!
Reply from Jt on 02-20-13 9:34 AM

that is an insane price! Is there some additional magic to this lens ?
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