Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 85mm f/4

Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T 85mm f/4 ZM

Lens Summary

Brand: Zeiss

Also Known As: Zeiss 85mm f/4

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Leica M

Release Date: 2006-01-01

MSRP Price: $940

Made in: Germany

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: A more compact alternative to the 85mm f/2 Sonnar T* is this Zeiss 85mm f/4 Tele-Tessar T* Lens. It is a traveler\'s dream lens; compressed in size but not in quality. This lens is an excellent choice for taking portraits, capturing details and reportagé.

Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 85mm f/4 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length85mm
Mount TypeLeica M
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.11x
Image StabilizationNo
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)29°/25°/17° (diagonal/horizontal/vertical)
Optical Information
Lens Elements5
Lens Groups3
Diaphragm Blades9 (rounded)
T* Anti-Reflective CoatingYes
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance0.90m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size43mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions54 x 95mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack and Silver

Lens Construction

Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T 85mm f/4 ZM Diagram

MTF Chart

Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 85mm f/4 ZM

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