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Zeiss ZF.2 85mm f/1.4 Planar for Nikon - DE-CLICKED

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The Zeiss ZF.2 85mm f/1.4 Planar for Nikon - DE-CLICKED

An ideal lens for both indoor and outdoor portraits, this short, high-speed lens was designed for challenging photography missions. The nine-blade diaphragm provides impressive bokeh, and distortion is practically nil. This superb Planar lens guarantees high-quality, colorful images even at full aperture.

The ZF.2 designation adds a microchip to the lens that automatically lets the camera know time, aperture setting, and manual exposure settings, including those for cameras that are not AI-compatible. Since the lens now transmits the EXIF data, photographers no longer need to set the parameters manually. Optically, the ZF.2 lenses are identical to the original ZF lenses, so if these functions aren’t important to you, you save some money by getting the original ZF mount.

Roger's Take

Full disclosure: I love Zeiss glass. I used to shoot it on the 1Ds II with an adapter and still shoot ZF lenses on Nikon bodies pretty frequently.

The ZF.2 lens is superbly well-built, with metal body and hood, and has the smoothest focusing ring I’ve handled. The electronic autofocus confirmation system works: you focus the lens manually with the shutter button half-depressed, and you get the "red box" through the viewfinder confirming focus. It's fairly accurate, although I found it took a few minutes of practice to get used to it, and live-view focusing is more accurate. Not as convenient or quick as motor driven autofocus, but better than unaided through-the-viewfinder manual focus.

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