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ZEISS 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* Prime - EF Mount

Abel Code: CZ-1677-817
Mfr. Code: 1677-817
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
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This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
This 50mm f/1.4 prime lens was designed for use with analog and digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, and features an EF Mount.
Key Highlights
  • 50mm f/1.4 Prime
  • MOD: 17.7" (0.45m)
  • EF Mount


Facial expressions and features convey an individual’s character. A sparkle in the eye, fine wrinkles, and shades of color can tell a whole life story. With its versatile standard focal length, the ZEISS 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* Prime - EF Mount knows exactly how to express character: natural, illuminated and rich in contrast.

The focal length of this lens is equal to the perspective of the human eye. Its fast aperture and compact design are standout features. This lens produces pleasing portrait style quality at the widest aperture and sharpens considerably beyond f/4 for any general purpose application.

ZEISS Classic lenses have enjoyed an outstanding reputation with photographers all over the world for many years. The solid all-metal mount ensures constant functionality and image performance, regardless of the number of photographs taken. Manual focusing promotes creativity in the design of the image.

High-Speed Lens

Impressive photographs captured in low light always begin with a fast lens for an SLR camera, as a fast, high-performance lens captures as much light as possible. This lens, with its f/1.4 maximum aperture, provides exceptional results when shooting in unfavorable light.

9-Blade Aperture

Photographers want to guide the observer through the image. Subsequently, minimal depth of focus is often used as a design element, keeping the background intentionally blurred to focus the attention of the observer on the main subject. These different representations of the blurred areas, as well as the quality of the transition, are referred to as the Bokeh of a lens. The finely tuned features of the optical design on ZEISS SLR lenses ensure a particularly harmonious effect of the blurred areas of the image. The nine diaphragm blades and resulting (virtually circular) aperture on ZEISS SLR lenses are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the foreground and background.

Excellent Image Quality

The range of ZEISS T* lenses offers the highest possible standards in terms of performance, reliability, and image quality. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images, and virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes (especially useful when photographing products and architecture). 

Elaborate Stray Light Reduction

Rich, vibrant colors are vital to creating a lasting impression. Stray light in the lens, however, leads to a brightening of the image that is particularly visible in shadow areas. This lowers image contrast, making the image appear dull and bleached. ZEISS combines various elaborate techniques to reduce unwanted stray light. For example, all lens elements are coated with the ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating. Additionally, a jet black special paint is applied by hand to all lens element edges to ensure that reflections are prevented from the start.

High-Quality All-Metal Mounts

ZEISS lenses are ready for decades of intense use, thanks to the high-quality craftsmanship of their all-metal mounts, easy-to-grip metal focus and aperture rings, and the robust front bayonet and filter threads, all of which ensure an ideal photographic experience.


  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16 (1/2 steps)
  • Focusing Range: 17.7" (0.45m) to Infinity
  • Number of Elements/Groups: 7/6
  • Angular Field, Diagonal/Horizontal/Vertical: 45°/38°/26°
  • Diameter of Image Field: 43mm
  • Coverage at Close Range: 6.3" x 9.45" (16cm x 24cm) 
  • Image Ratio (at MOD): 1:6.7
  • Flange Focal Distance: 44mm (1.73"
  • Entrance Pupil Position (Front of Image Plane): 54mm (2.13")
  • Rotation Angle of Focusing Ring: 223°
  • Max. Diameter & Diameter of Focusing Ring: 71mm
  • Length (with caps): 71mm (2.8")
  • Length (without caps): 48mm (1.89")
  • Weight: 0.84 lb (380 g)
  • Filter Thread: M58 x 0.75
  • Camera Mount: EF Mount (ZE)

What's in the Box

  • Rear Cap
  • Front Cap
  • ZEISS 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* Prime - EF Mount


Key Highlights

  • 50mm f/1.4 Prime
  • MOD: 17.7" (0.45m)
  • EF Mount
  • 58mm Filter Thread

Lens Characteristics

Prime or Zoom:
Lens Mount:
Max Aperture F-stop:
Blade Count:
Filter Thread Size:
Fixed Focal Length:
Front Diameter:
Max Dimensions (Diameter x Length):
71mm x 48mm - 2.8" x 1.89" (without caps)
Elements & Groups:
7 elements in 6 groups
Magnification Ratio:
Rotation Angle of Focusing Ring:
Aperture Range:
f/1.4 to f/16 (1/2 steps)
Minimum Focus Distance:
17.7" (0.45m)
Max Angle of View:
26degrees - Vertical (45degrees Diagonal, 38degrees Horizontal)
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