Zeiss Announces Two Macro Lenses for Canon

Carl Zeiss presents the Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and 2/100 for EF bayonet

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OBERKOCHEN/Germany--Carl Zeiss has again applied its expertise in lens manufacturing to enable photographers to create wonderfully expressive images. With two new macro lenses, the Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and the Makro-Planar T* 2/100, both now also available with EF bayonet, Carl Zeiss expands its existing ZE line of lenses. Owners of EOS camera models can now create detail-rich macro images that allow sharpness and unsharpness to be deployed as creative elements as they choose. These highly light-sensitive, versatile lenses are also perfect as standard focal lengths for portraits or still life photography.

Even in tricky situations such as dusk, the Makro- Planer T* 2/50 and T* 2/100 ZE create distortion-free images thanks to their extraordinary light intensity of 1:2. Whether capturing an insect resting on a flower or the dampness on a piece of fruit, these lenses allow a degree of sharpness that was hitherto impossible. Even with a maximum aperture opening and a low focal depth, the desired image can be easily isolated from its disruptive surroundings.

Both macro lenses render objects in close-up on a scale of 1:2. To enable such detail, these lenses include Carl Zeiss’s acclaimed “floating elements” design. This special lens alignment enables high optical performance across the entire focusing range, from 0.24 m to infinity. The Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and Makro-Planar T* 2/100 are already available with F bayonet (ZF) and K bayonet (ZK). The Makro-Planar T* 2/50 is also available as a ZF.2 version. Both lens systems are optimized for analog and full-format digital SLR cameras.

The Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZE is available in December 2009 at a recommended retail price of € 965,55 (excluding VAT)*.
The Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZE will be available from beginning of 2010 at a recommended retail price of € 1.385,71 (excluding VAT)*.

* As of December 04, 2009

Technical specifications: Makro-Planar T* 2/50
Focal length: 50 mm
Aperture range: f/2 - f/22
Number of elements/groups: 8/6
Focusing range: 0.24 m - infinity
Angular field**
(diag./horiz./vert.): 45/38/26 °
Coverage at close range: 72 x 48 mm (close-up)
Image ratio at close range: 1:2 (close-up)
Filter thread: M 67 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps): ø 75,4mm
Length 91mm
Weight: 570g
Mounts: ZE (EF bayonet), ZF & ZF.2 (F bayonet), ZK (K bayonet)
Accessories: Lens hood included

Technical specifications: Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZE
Focal length: 100 mm
Aperture range: f/2 - f/22
Number of elements/groups: 9/8
Focusing range: 0.44 m - infinity
Angular field**
(diag./horiz./vert.): 25/21/14 °
Coverage at close range: 72 x 48 mm (close-up)
Image ratio at close range: 1:2 (close-up)
Filter thread: M 67 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps): ø 76,0mm
Length 115mm
Weight: 680g
Mounts: ZE (EF bayonet), ZF (F bayonet), ZK (K bayonet)
Accessories: Lens hood included

 

The above is an unedited press release provided by Carl Zeiss Germany.

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