Zeiss C Sonnar T* 50mm f/1.5

Carl Zeiss C Sonnar T 1,5/50 ZM

Lens Summary

Brand: Zeiss

Also Known As: Zeiss 50mm f/1.5

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Leica M

Release Date: 2006-01-01

MSRP Price: $1200

Made in: Germany

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 C Sonnar T* Lens is a fast, bright lens that offers well controlled distortion and produces a very accurate representation of objects. The \"C\" in its name stands for Compact, and this lens is not much bigger or heavier than the slower 50mm f/2 lens in this same range. It is a very versatile lens for photo-journalistic work in general and for available light photography in particular.

Zeiss C Sonnar T* 50mm f/1.5 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length50mm
Mount TypeLeica M
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:15
Image StabilizationNo
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/1.5
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)46°
Optical Information
Lens Elements6
Lens Groups4
Diaphragm Blades9 (rounded)
T* Anti-Reflective CoatingYes
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance0.90m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size46mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions56 x 63mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack or Silver

Lens Construction

Carl Zeiss C Sonnar T 50mm f/1.5 ZM Daigram

MTF Chart

Carl Zeiss C Sonnar T 50mm f/1.5 ZM MTF Chart

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