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Milvus 50mm f/1.4

Outstanding build and optical quality in a normal lens..

Milvus 50mm f/2M

The classic 50/2 Makro-Planar improved..

Milvus 85mm f/1.4

Outstanding build and optical quality in a medium tele..

Milvus 100mm f/2M

The classic 100/2 Makro-Planar improved..

Zeiss Lens Design and Know-How

Background information on Zeiss lens designs and optics..

50mm f/1.4 Planar

Brilliant imaging in a compact package..

50/1.4 Planar vs 50/2 Makro-Planar

Comparing the two 50mm options near and far, more comparisons coming..

50mm f/2 Makro-Planar

Versatility in a “normal” lens and macro too!.

Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

Ultra high performance apochromatic normal lens, first in the Otus line..

Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar

Ultra high performance apochromatic medium telephoto, overview and technical..

Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Rendering Style

Rendering style, bokeh and 'transparency' without peer..

85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Night Vision

Peering into shadows at night with the very best..

85mm f/1.4 Planar

True-to-life imagery..

100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

King of bokeh! Corner-to-corner sharpness, world class..

135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

Beautiful bokeh, razor sharp, superb color correction..

Nikon D4

Nikon’s pro-body high speed low light wonder..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-10-20 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Aperture Series: Waterfall Amid Aspen (Nikon Z7)

2018-07-15 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Examples: Monitor Pass Area

2018-07-06 Reader Question on Vignetting for Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar

2018-03-11 Shootout: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar vs Nikon 85mm f/1.4G: Boreal Ski Slope at Night

2018-02-27 Shootout: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar vs Nikon 85mm f/1.4G: Tools Closeup

2016

2016-09-12 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Examples: Eastern Sierra Variety (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-05 Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Aperture Series: Sunstar through Green Aspen

2016-08-11 Sony Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA Examples at f/1.4 + Color Correction Evaluation

2016-08-09 Shootout: Sony Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA vs Rokinon FE 50mm /1.4 (Dolls, Sony A7R II)

2016-07-11 NEW Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA for Sony Mirrorless

2016-01-28 Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar Examples: Sierra Autumn to Early White Mountains Winter

2015

2015-12-23 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar and 55/1.4 APO-Distagon are Discounted (Instant Rebates)

2015-11-21 Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar: Examples in Lundy Canyon (Canon 5DS R)

2015-11-15 Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar: a Few Examples

2015-08-05 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon and 50mm f/2 Planar for Sony Mirrorless now in stock

2015-04-19 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Aperture Series “Sunstar Aspen”

2015-02-02 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Aperture Series: White Glacial Erratic

2015-01-31 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Aperture Series: Lee Vining Creek Morning Backlighting

2015-01-31 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Aperture Series: Westering Sun Strafes Glaciated Highlands

2015-01-09 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Aperture Series “Bristlecone, Earth Shadow Rises”

2014

2014-11-10 Ray Angle and Rangefinder Lenses: Leica 50/2 APO vs Zeiss 50/2 Planar (Wyman Cabin)

2014-11-10 Zeiss Loxia 50/2 Planar Dual Aperture Series: Saddlebag Lake Pines At Dusk

2014-11-09 Flare: Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon and Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar

2014-11-08 Zeiss Loxia 50/2 Planar Aperture Series: Blue Erratic Progenitor

2014-11-08 Zeiss Loxia 50/2 Planar Aperture Series: Glaciated Meadow

2014-11-08 Zeiss Loxia 50/2 Planar Aperture Series: Understory Aspen Bokeh

2014-11-07 Zeiss Loxia 50/2 Planar Aperture Series: Backlit Pines

2014-11-02 Zeiss Loxia 50/2 Planar Aperture Series: Pine Creek Sunlit Morning

2014-10-08 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar: Full MTF Series from f/1.4 - f/16

2014-10-02 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar: First USA Shipments at Dealers Today

2014-10-02 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar: Flare Control

2014-09-14 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Aperture Series 'DeChambeau Yellow Wagon'

2014-09-10 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Aperture Series 'Trees, Tiles, Tower'

2014-09-09 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Arrives Soon at B&H

2014-09-09 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar: Versatility for any Challenge

2014-09-08 Filters for the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar

2014-09-08 In Depth Review of the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar

2014-09-08 Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar: Exceptional Optical Efforts

2014-09-08 Uber Lens: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar offers Unprecedented Performance

2014-09-08 Yes, it snows in August

2014-09-08 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Aperture Series 'Wet Aspen Trunk'

2014-05-31 Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar: Dual-Focus Aperture Series 'Radio Towers' (D800E)

2014-05-13 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar on Sony A7R: Usable Full-Frame Area

2014-04-25 Hy6 Mod2 with Leaf 80-Megapixel Back: Aperture Series with Zeiss 110mm f/2 Planar PQ

2014-01-11 Leica 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-R ASPH Planar Subject: Moots Mooto X YBB Aperture Series

2013

2013-10-28 Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar: Bokeh Study (Aspen at Dawn, Nikon D800E)

2013-10-04 Compared: Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar vs Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 (X-E1, Cabin Curtains)

2013-08-03 Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH: Field Curvature and Focus Shift on a Planar Subject

2013-07-11 Compared: Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar vs Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 and 18-55/2.8-4 (X-E1, Ellery Lake Green House)

2013-07-10 Compared: Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar vs Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 (X-E1, Cabin Table)

2013-07-03 50mm Compared: Noctilux, Summilux, APO-Summicron, Zeiss Planar (Leica M Typ 240, Lounge Chair)

2013-06-30 50mm Compared: Noctilux, Summilux, APO-Summicron, Zeiss Planar (Leica M Typ 240, Bristlecone Pine)

2013-06-04 Zeiss Touit Lenses Starting to Ship

2013-05-31 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon: Aperture Series Sharpness, Bokeh (Picnic Table, Sony NEX-7)

2013-05-28 Wide Angles in the Creek (Sony NEX-7, Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon)

2013-05-28 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon: Examples (Alpine Creek, Sony NEX-7)

2013-05-28 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon: Field Curvature

2013-05-23 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: Reader Question on Field Curvature (and field curvature in general)

2013-05-22 Compared: Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar vs Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS on Sony NEX-7

2013-05-22 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: Aperture Series (Sunflowers, Sony NEX-7)

2013-05-22 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: Aperture Series At Close Range (Sunflowers, Sony NEX-7)

2013-05-19 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: Evening on the High Line in NYC

2013-05-18 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon: Examples, Evening Architecture

2013-05-18 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: MTF and Distortion and Vignetting Charts (for Sony NEX + Fuji X)

2013-05-17 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon: Examples in New York City, Part 1

2013-05-17 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon: Examples in New York City, Part 2

2013-05-17 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon: MTF and Distortion and Vignetting Charts (for Sony NEX + Fuji X)

2013-05-16 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon: Portraiture with an Ultra Wide Angle

2013-05-16 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: Bokeh (Glassware)

2013-05-16 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: Portraiture in NYC

2013-05-11 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: Correcting Distortion in Adobe Camera Raw

2013-05-11 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: Examples

2013-05-10 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: Distortion Correction in JPEG, vs RAW

2013-05-09 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: First Look with Full Aperture Series at 1:20 (Sony NEX-7)

2013-05-09 Zeiss Touit Lenses to Arrive Friday

2013-05-09 Zeiss Touit Lenses: the Birds Roost

2013-05-05 Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar: Future Potential on ~56 Megapixel DSLR

2013-05-04 Lens Corrections for Native Lenses on Sony NEX and Fuji X

2013-05-04 Zeiss Touit Autofocus Lenses for Sony NEX or Fuji X Now Available for Pre-Order at B&H

2013-05-03 24 Megapixel APS-C Shootout: Sony NEX-7 vs Nikon D7100 (with Zeiss 50/2 Makro-Planar)

2013-05-01 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar — Autofocus Normal Lens for Sony NEX or Fuji X

2013-04-30 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon and 32mm f/1.8 Planar

2013-04-25 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon and Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar for Sony NEX and Fuji X (and Sony NEX-7 L Plate)

2013-04-23 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon and 32mm f/1.8 Planar for Sony NEX and Fuji X

2013-04-13 Shootout: Leica M Typ 240 / M240 + 50/2 APO ASPH vs Nikon D800E + Zeiss 50/2 Makro-Planar

2013-03-03 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar vs Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2013-02-25 Discussion: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar vs Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2013-01-20 Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar vs 50/2 Makro-Planar on Nikon D800E

2013-01-03 Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar on Nikon D800E (Pine Creek Tungsten Mine Aerial)

2012

2012-10-08 Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar or Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar?

2012-07-30 Focus Shift — Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar and Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar

2012-07-16 Understanding Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration with the Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2012-05-14 Nikon D800 Lens Evaluations— Limitations of a Planar Target

2012-04-07 Reader Asks: Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO-macro vs Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2012-03-18 Comparison: Zeiss 100/2 Makro Planar to Leica 100/2.8 APO, Nikon 105/2.8G

2012-02-25 Reader Asks: Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar on Nikon D800?

2011

2011-12-09 Reader Feedback on Zeiss 50/2 Makro-Planar, Live View

2011-10-04 Reader Now Favors Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2011-04-16 Reader Feedback on diglloyd Guides and Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2010

2010-12-23 New examples with Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2010-12-19 New Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar examples

2010-12-13 Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar new examples

2010-12-12 Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar vs 50mm f/1.4 Planar vs Nikon 50mm f/1.4G, Machinery

2010-12-11 Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar vs 50mm f/1.4 Planar, close range

2010-12-10 Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar vs 50mm f/1.4 Planar (comparison)

2010-12-10 Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar vs 50mm f/1.4 Planar, another comparison

2010-06-06 Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 IR-Planar and 85mm f/1.4 IR-Planar

2010-05-09 Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar vs Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR

2010-02-11 Zeiss ZF 100mm f/2 Makro Planar vs Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS

2010-02-08 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS compared to Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2010-02-06 Zeiss ZF / Zeiss ZE 85mm f/1.4 Planar as a lens for landscape

2010-02-02 Zeiss ZF.2 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar for Nikon released for sale

2010-01-24 Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar for Canon EOS released for sale

2010-01-11 Zeiss ZE 50/2 Makro-Planar in stock at B&H

2010-01-09 Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar compared to Nikon AF-S VR 105mm f/2.8G

2010-01-06 Zeiss ZE 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar examples on Canon 5D Mark II

2010-01-04 Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar examples on Canon 5D Mark II

2010-01-03 Zeiss ZE 100/2 Makro-Planar aperture series

2009

2009-12-21 Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar examples on Canon EOS

2009-12-20 Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar for Canon samples

2009-12-09 Carl Zeiss announces Zeiss ZE 50mm f/2 and Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar for Canon EOS

2009-12-09 Zeiss ZE 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar examples

2009-02-23 Leica 100/2.8 APO macro vs Zeiss ZF 100/2 Makro-Planar

2009-01-26 Zeiss ZF 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2008

2008-12-23 Nikon D3x and Zeiss ZF 100mm f/2 Makro Planar

2008-12-16 Zeiss ZE 50mm f/1.4 Planar for Canon EOS

2008-11-12 Update on Zeiss ZE 85/1.4 Planar AF issue

2008-11-11 Zeiss ZE 85mm f/1.4 Planar for Canon EOS focus problem

2008-11-10 First look — Zeiss ZE 85mm 1/4 Planar For Canon EOS

2008-08-25 Reviews by the numbers: Zeiss ZF 50/1.4 Planar

2007

2007-09-28 Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar “ARRI” optics

2007-07-31 Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar T*

2007-07-30 Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2007-07-12 Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2007-07-08 Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar — best of the best

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