Carl zeiss planar lens
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Back in 2009 i bought in to the hype surrounding the Zeiss lenses and purchased the Zeiss 50mm f1.4 ZE lens. This little lens easily exceeded my expectations with its image quality, color rendition and sharpness across the field that it quickly replaced the Canon 24-105 f4L as my primary travel and walk around lens.At first i was a bit circumspect about getting a fully manual focus lens, but over time i've actually grown to enjoy it more and i find that i get better focus and more keepers...
Anyone buying the Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar (ZE, ZF, C/Y) should be aware of its Focus Shift issue. It is a well documented issue with this lens (and several others like the Canon 50 f1.2 L, Zeiss 85mm f1.4 etc) which can render this lens pretty much unusable for closeup shots. Fortunately with the right technique and a little bit of practice this issue can be mitigated easily.Focus Shift Explained :So what is this focus shift issue exactly ? Basically it means that means that that lens's focus...