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Guide to Zeiss ZF/ZE Lenses
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Specifications for Zeiss 100mm ƒ2 Makro-Planar
Focal length: 97.5mm
Aperture scale: f/ 2 – f/22 (1/2 stop clicks)
Focusing range: 0.44m – infinity
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.: 25 / 20 / 9°
Coverage at close range: 48 X 72 mm
Image ratio at close range: 1:2
Number of elements/groups: 9 / 8
Filter thread: M 67 X 0.75
Weight:

680g
As weighed: 583g, 661g with hood and caps

Dimensions (with caps): 76mm, 89mm long
Street price: Check B&H prices

on the Zeiss 100mm ƒ2 Makro-Planar

The Guide to Zeiss ZF/ZE Lenses provides the most comprehensive and complete review available of this world class 100mm macro lens for Canon or Nikon SLRs. The review will help you determine whether this lens (or another) is suitable for your goals and compare it carefully with the most comparable offerings from Nikon and Canon. If you already own this lens, the Guide will help you better understand its design and performance characteristics so you can employ the lens optimally.

Examples of topics you'll learn about for this magical lens include bokeh, sharpness, unique ARRI ƒ2 design, flare control, color rendition, ergonomics, applications in close-up, focus technique and its almost complete lack of distortion.

Also included are copious high resolution sample images with analysis.

“It’s my reference lens! There are few lenses that deliver the results that the 100/2 Makro-Planar can. The Zeiss 100mm Makro-Planar exhibits some of most beautiful bokeh (blur) available today, a conclusion over which there is little dispute among those who own it. The combination of its world-class optical performance combined with its beautiful bokeh is a combination that offers stunning ‘3D’ image rendition. Macro and portrait photographers should consider this a ‘must have’ lens, but it’s equally excellent for distance shooting.”—Lloyd Chambers, author

The table of contents from the chapter on this lens includes:

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Wide open at f/2, nail the focus and youy are rewarded with corner-to-corner sharpness better than most lenses at f/8, juxtaposed with lovely bokeh.

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Gorgeous bokeh.

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Gorgeous bokeh.

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World-class contrast is maintained even under the most difficult lighting conditions.

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The 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar sets a new benchmark in vevlety-smooth bokeh, exhibiting unique blur characteristics from its ARRI cinema-lens background.

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With all but zero distortion, and exceptional contrast and sharpness, the 100/2 Makro-Planar makes an outstanding lens for landscape photography, including stitched panoramas.

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Poinpoint sharpness and a unique f/2 aperture mean you can make images that pop out, no matter what curveball heads your way.

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Monochromatic light is very difficult to render for some lenses, but no match for the Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar.

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A wealth of tests, comparisons, sample shots and analysis for this lens awaits in the Guide to Zeiss ZF/ZE Lenses.