Thursday, June 4, 2009

In defense of the Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4

After trashing the quality of  the bokeh rendered by the Planar 50/1.4 in my previous post, I now feel the need to defend the reputation of this classic lens. I will not enumerate a list of technical qualities, but just present an image that summarizes it all:
Pentax K10D + Zeiss Planar 50/1.4

A redesigned version of this lens is currently made by Carl Zeiss for Pentax, Canon, Nikon and M42 mounts (see link here).

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