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The Zeiss 85mm f/4 ZM Tele-Tessar T* features 50mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.2. The lens construction has 8 elements in 6 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 46 degrees. Focus adjustment: AF with full-time manual, Closest focusing distance at 1.48 feet and has a filter size of 72mm. The Zeiss 85mm f/4 ZM Tele-Tessar T* lens weighs 19.2 ounces and it measures 3.4 inches in diameter and 2.6 inches long.
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Zeiss 85mm f/4 ZM Tele-Tessar T* User Reviews
As sharp as the Apo-Summicron M
“I wanted a lighter travel 90mm lens as I was leaving the 500g Leica Summicron out of the bag too often. The Zeiss 85mm lens is just as sharp and contrasty all the way into the edges even open at f/4. The lens hood is reversible keeping things compact for carrying; only down side is the hood sits in place, but does not lock in place in the reversed position.” – by Leica with Film
Zeiss 85mm f/4 ZM Tele-Tessar T* Reviews
Great lens For M-9 Users
“This lens for Leica M-9 Camera users is a great addition for anyone who wants to add a wonderful Portrait Lens to their collection. Its easy to carry ,comes with it’s own Lens Shade, and absolutely lives up to the Zeiss Tessar T* family name.” – by Uncle Jerry
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Zeiss 85mm f/4 ZM Tele-Tessar T* User Manual
Zeiss 85mm f/4 ZM Tele-Tessar T* Specifications
A more compact alternative to the 85mm f/2 Sonnar T* is this Zeiss 85mm f/4 Tele-Tessar T* ZM 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.
The Carl Zeiss range of T* ZM-mount lenses offers high standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images. Virtually zero geometric distortion ensures precise accuracy when reproducing shapes, especially useful when photographing products and architecture.
* 1/3 stop interval click stops allows for exact exposure
* Precise 10 bladed aperture creates pleasing unfocused highlights
* Wear resistant filter mount for long-term reliability in tough conditions
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