The Carl Zeiss Planar T * 85 mm f/ 1.2 C/Y is the fastest portrait lens for SRL cameras with the Contax/Yashica bayonet mount.
The lens became a legend and a relative rarity at the time of its serial production. The lens came in two series: 1981-82 for the 50-th anniversary of Contax in 1982 and 1991-92 for the 60-th anniversary of the firm in 1992.
Now you can purchase a Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar T* 85 mm f/ 1.2 secondhand, but it is more expensive than other C/Y lenses (except for the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 55 mm f/ 1.2, it has almost the same price).
Real focal length 83 mm
The Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar T* 85 mm f/ 1.2 generates a high level and quality image. High sharpness and contrast at the center and on the edges, especially, from f/ 4 onwards. Beautiful and natural color rendering.
Harmonious bokeh and amazing flexibility when.
The distortion is practically absent. The vignetting is slightly visible up to f/2.
Side, back and scattered light is well handled, but it is recommended to use a hood.
The Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar T* 85 mm f/ 1.2 can be recommended as an excellent portrait lens as well as for artistic photography with a shallow depth of field.
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Posted by: Sergei Borodin Date of publication: 26.02.2011