The 85mm f/1.4 Planar T*
short telephoto prime lens by Carl Zeiss is a classic portrait focal length which is further enhanced by the long barrel rotation for precise control of the focus point in the image. The 85mm f/ 1.4 Planar T* is optimized for medium to longer distances and provides distortion-free performance, which only improves as the lens is stopped down. The fast f/1.4 aperture is very useful for creatively controlling the depth of field and the nearly circular diaphragm creates a pleasing ﾑbokehﾒ in the out-of-focus areas. The Planar T* 1.4/85 is designed for use with full-frame SLR and DSLR cameras. Combined with a DSLR with a 1.5 crop factor, the lens becomes a focal length of 128 mm.
This Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 lens has the Nikon ZF bayonet mount and includes a CPU that supports all key modes (e.g. aperture priority, shutter priority, program AE or manual exposure settings) on camera models equipped with an electronic interface (e.g. current Nikon DSLR cameras). To do so, simply lock the aperture ring in the largest f-stop (e.g. 16) shown in orange.
On camera models without an electronic interface, or when using an adapter ring for non ZF mount cameras the aperture is manually set on the lens aperture ring. With some camera models, it is possible to set in the menu whether the lens should be selected using the setting dial on the camera or the aperture ring on the lens. Please note that, for technical reasons, there is no halfway notch between the largest (e.g. 16) and second largest (e.g. 11) f-stop.
The focused distance is not transmitted to the camera body.
For details regarding metering modes and further functions, please check the cameraﾴs manual. The ZF.2 lenses accord to the Nikon AI-P standard (manual focus lenses with CPU).
- Focal length: 85 mm
- Aperture range: f/1.4 ﾖ f/16 (1/2 steps)
- Focusing range: 1 m ﾖ infinity
- Number of elements/groups: 6/5
- Angular field, diag./horiz. 29ﾰ/24ﾰ
- Coverage at close range: 36 x 24 cm
- Filter thread: M 72 x 0.75
- Dimensions ZE (with cap): � 78 mm, length 85 mm
- Weight ZE (with cap): 700 g
- Camera mount: Nikon F Mount ZF.2 (with CPU)