Zeiss - ZE 50mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar
The Makro-Planar 50mm is a bright and almost macro lens made with all the Zeiss expertise, offering an image of excellent sharpness and high contrast, thanks to a strong resistance to flare with its T * treatment. Its optical design also ensures excellent correction of both chromatic aberration and distortion even at the edges of the frame.
It has a magnification ratio of 0.5:1 with a minimum distance object at 9.45”, allowing to shoot small details at short distance. This doesn’t prevent it to be perfectly usable for shooting object farther away, making it a versatile lens while maintaining high quality in every situations. Even if it doesn’t get to the 1:1 magnification ratio, it does have however a maximum aperture at f/2, which is quite rare for a macro lens.
This lens has a particularly robust mechanical design, rainproof and dustproof, while keeping a small footprint. Although not comparable to PL lenses of the same generation, its fluid and engraved focus ring still allows good control over focus.
With a coverage including full frame 24x36 format and a ZE mount (Zeiss-compatible EF mount) it can be used directly on DSLR or a RED camera, and obviously on all other cameras with the smaller sensors with an EF mount adapter.
True to the Zeiss look, it can fit perfectly with other brand lenses, whether telephoto or macro lenses with ZE mount, or even PL mount cinema series like the Ultra Prime.