New Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar Lenses for Canon

Zeiss Makro-Planar LensesCarl Zeiss is expanding its existing ZE line of lenses with two new macro lenses, the Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and the Makro-Planar T* 2/100, both now available with EF bayonet mount.

According to the press release, “both macro lenses render objects in close-up on a scale of 1:2. To enable such detail, these lenses include Carl Zeiss’s acclaimed “floating elements” design. This special lens alignment enables high optical performance across the entire focusing range, from 0.24 m to infinity. The Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and Makro-Planar T* 2/100 are already available with F bayonet (ZF) and K bayonet (ZK). The Makro-Planar T* 2/50 is also available as a ZF.2 version. Both lens systems are optimized for analog and full-format digital SLR cameras”.

Specifications

Makro-Planar T* 2/50

Focal length: 50 mm
Aperture range: f/2 – f/22
Number of elements/groups: 8/6
Focusing range: 0.24 m – infinity
Angular field**
(diag./horiz./vert.): 45/38/26 °
Coverage at close range: 72 x 48 mm (close-up)
Image ratio at close range: 1:2 (close-up)
Filter thread: M 67 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps): ø 75,4mm
Length 91mm
Weight: 570g
Mounts: ZE (EF bayonet), ZF & ZF.2 (F bayonet), ZK (K bayonet)
Accessories: Lens hood included

Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZE

Focal length: 100 mm
Aperture range: f/2 – f/22
Number of elements/groups: 9/8
Focusing range: 0.44 m – infinity
Angular field**
(diag./horiz./vert.): 25/21/14 °
Coverage at close range: 72 x 48 mm (close-up)
Image ratio at close range: 1:2 (close-up)
Filter thread: M 67 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps): ø 76,0mm
Length 115mm
Weight: 680g
Mounts: ZE (EF bayonet), ZF (F bayonet), ZK (K bayonet)
Accessories: Lens hood include

Price and Availability

The Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZE will available in December 2009 at a suggested retail price of $1,283.00 (€965.55 excluding VAT). The Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZE will be available at beginning of 2010 at a suggested retail price of $1,843.00 (€1,385.71 excluding VAT).

* As of December 04, 2009



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