Contax Cameras UK Limited

Carl Zeiss T* N Mount Auto Focus Lenses - Planar T* 85mm f1.4

Lens ImageHigh speed lenses with a somewhat longer focal length are among the most popular in top class 35 mm SLR camera systems. For the Contax N system, Carl Zeiss has designed an all new Planar® T* 1,4/85 lens.

This lens excels with very high image quality over the entire frame, clearly visible in the SLR viewfinder. The full speed of f/1.4 can be utilized not only for composing and focussing, but for actual picture taking, too. At f/1.4, the wide open aperture enables image compositions with selective focus, that is very pleasing for portraiture. As a novelty in such a fast lens, the high performance is maintained over the entire focusing range from infinity down to minimum object distance.

Carl Zeiss achieves this with a new internal focussing design IFD, which moves 6 of the 10 elements for focussing.

Preferred use:
Photojournalism, portraits under available light, kids, sports, theatrical and stage photography under available light, interiors without flash, dynamic subjects requiring fast shutter speeds.

This lens, with its large amount of optical glass, and attendant mass provides high stabilization during the exposure. Thus, significantly longer exposure times can be obtained handheld with good results. These exposure times, combined with a fully open aperture of f/1.4 and high speed films enable unusual images.

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