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Carl Zeiss Planar 50 mm f/ 1.8 Lens

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Carl Zeiss Planar 50 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Carl Zeiss Planar 50 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Carl Zeiss Planar 50 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Carl Zeiss Planar 50 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Rollei 35mm

First year of production: 1970

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Average price: $130


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The Carl Zeiss Planar  50 mm f/ 1.8  is a standard super fast prime lens for the 35mm  Rollei SLR cameras.

Posted by: photocorner   Date of publication: 23.02.2011

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Owner reviews: Carl Zeiss Planar 50 mm f/ 1.8

purelightglow 20.10.2017 13:35:29
Period of use: 2 years


Image quality very good at f1.8, colour, contrast, good resolution, image quality is often good with flare from direct sun


some vignetting, metering can sometimes be 3+ exposure on canon dslr (6D) so it's out of meter range. Shadows seem a little darker/ contrasty (Zeiss look norm ). colour accuracy may need digital editing due to coatings for film


compared to a canon kit 50mm f1.8. I prefer the Zeiss Rollei 50mm 1.8 for the focus ring control, flare when modern coatings fail and rich colours