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Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4

“Very good lenses. Carl Zeiss has the best quality...”

Written on: 19/05/2010

Very good lenses. Carl Zeiss has the best quality product for optics and
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Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4

“I use this Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4 lens...”

Written on: 07/06/2009

I use this Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4 lens almost exclusively with B&W. It is fantastically sharp and contrasty in all situations. I began B&W with Minolta manual lenses. The difference was astounding. The Minolta prints were so lacking in contrast that they looked rather like a printer reproducing black with a colour ink cartridge.
All the cheaper (sic) Zeiss lenses are fabulous, but I think the 50mm (both 1.7and 1.4) have the edge. They print without loss of quality up to 40cms - the… Read Full Review

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Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4

“You are not surprised the Contax Carl Zeiss Planar...”

Written on: 03/03/2002 by Rob Colleye. (1 review written)

You are not surprised the Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm SLR camera lens gives sharp images, but more important and even better are the contrast and bokeh (the nice unsharpness what gives a picture the third dimension).
The mechanics are top.
The price is high compared to a plastic Pentax or Minolta, but in this league only the Leica can compete, and that one costs 4(!) times the price of the Zeiss… Read Full Review

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Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4

“They say that this is the most copied lens design in...”

Written on: 04/11/2000 by Meryl Arbing. (1 review written)

They say that this is the most copied lens design in the world and there is a reason...it is fantastic.
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Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4

“Photodo rates ir for 4.5, which is lower than its...”

Written on: 17/05/2000 by CyberPOP. (1 review written)

Photodo rates ir for 4.5, which is lower than its brother -50/1.7 (4.6). However, both lenses are great and the highest MTF of all SLR lenses. I prefer 50/1.4 over 50/1.7 not only half stop faster but it has a better built. The 50/1.4 feels more metal than 50/1.7; but it's heavier and slightly larger than 50/1.7. This is the least expensive Zeiss for Contax and it's the most useful lens. I've never disappointed whenever I use this lens. Planar 50/1.4 is one of 3 factors that I still keep… Read Full Review

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