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  • f/2 - f/22 Aperture Range
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  • 43mm Filter Diameter
  • Leica M Mount
Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/2.0 ZM Silver Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/2.0 ZM Silver
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Look at it your way.

The ZEISS Planar T* 2/50 ZM provides high imaging performance at full aperture, making it possible to use a shallow depth of field without compromising image quality. This fast, standard focal length offers a natural perspective comparable to the human eye for a wide variety of applications.

Key Features:

  • F/2 - F/22 aperture range
  • ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating
  • Manual precision focus
  • Leica M-Mount

Excellent image quality

The range of ZEISS T*® lenses offers the highest possible standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. Quite simply, they are superior in every way. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images, for example. And virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes – especially useful when photographing products and architecture. 

Minimized Focus Shift

ZEISS T*® ZM-mount lenses are specifically designed to minimize focus shift with aperture changes – an important innovation with big benefits for rangefinder photography. As a result, you can expect improved accuracy of the rangefinder-defined focus. While the precise 10-blade aperture with 1/3 stop interval click stops ensures exact exposure.

Ideal aperture properties

Photographers want to guide the observer through the image. Minimal depth of focus is often used as a design element. This keeps the background intentionally blurred to keep the attention of the observer on the main subject. The ZM lenses feature ten aperture blades. The almost circular aperture helps to create a particularly harmonious effect in the out-of-focus areas of the picture (bokeh).

Smooth, precise focusing

Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. The user-friendly focusing ring on ZEISS lenses with an ergonomic finger rest is perfect for fast, precise focusing. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder. The high-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without play, thus also supporting the intuitive interaction with the focal plane.

Robust design

The mount and control elements of all ZM lenses are made of metal and are designed for decades of intensive use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip metal focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing photographic experience.


Product Specifications

Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM Silver

Focal length 50 mm
Aperture range f/2.0 - f/22
Camera mount Leica M-Mount
Format compatibility Full Frame
Focusing range 0,70 m (27.56") – ∞
Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 47° / 39° / 27°
Coverage at close range (MOD) 290 x 430 mm (11.42 x 16.93") 
Image ratio at minimum object distance 1 : 12 
Lens elements | groups  6/4
Autofocus None
Image Stabilization None
Filter Thread M43 x 0.75
Length (without lens cap) 68 mm (2.68")
Weight 230 g (8.11 oz)

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Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/2.0 ZM Silver

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