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Zeiss ZE 50mm f/2 Makro Planar for Canon
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The Zeiss ZE 50mm f/2 Makro Planar for Canon
The 50mm Makro-Planar is recognized as one of the sharpest lenses in anyone’s lineup. Not a true Macro in that its maximum focusing is at a 1:2 ratio, but it allows you to focus as close as 9.45" from your subject. Although it gives up a stop of aperture compared to the Zeiss ZE 50mm f/1.4, many photographers prefer it because of its razor sharp images.
I’ve been shooting Zeiss lenses completely manually by using adapters on Canon bodies for several years because I love the Zeiss look. The chance to shoot these direct mount lenses with focus confirmation and automatic aperture has made my day. The 50 Makro-Planar is one of the ZE lenses I strongly prefer to the Canon of the same focal length (meaning I’ve been shooting the ZF version on an adapter waiting for this to get here). It’s simply one of the sharpest lenses at this focal length you can find.
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