ZEISS C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM for Leica Rangefinder Cameras (M-mount), Black product photo
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ZEISS C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM for Leica Rangefinder Cameras (M-mount), Black

  • - Fast and compact standard lens
  • - Outstanding image quality
  • - Exceptional workmanship
  • - For digital and analog rangefinder
  • Free standard delivery from £ 50

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ZEISS C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM

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The spectrum of ZEISS ZM lenses for Leica5 digital and analogue rangefinder cameras combines advanced lens design and superior-quality materials and workmanship to deliver impressive results. The 12 different lenses cover focal lengths from 15mm to 85mm and a range of specialist and more general uses. All at prices that compare favourably with other rangefinder lenses of this superb quality.

The ‘C’ designation in the C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM name means both ‘compact’ and ‘classic’. The lens design and aperture geometry reflect its predecessor from the 1930s, the Sonnar 1,5/50, which was the fastest standard lens of its time. The excellent flare control inherent of the Sonnar lens design is further optimized with the ZEISS T* anti-reflection coating. This lens stays true to its heritage, physically resembling the lenses of the past. With its fast aperture, taking photographs with a beautiful ‘bokeh’ that reflects the ambiance of the golden age of rangefinder photography is as simple as pressing a button.

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ZEISS C Sonnar T* 1,5/50

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Features

ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating
The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T*® anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. We apply the anti-reflective coating to the lens surfaces by the vapour deposition of extremely thin, transparent layers on the glass. In this process, special substances are vaporized with extremely high energy in a high-vacuum environment and are subsequently deposited on the glass surfaces, one after another, as layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflective properties. The first coating techniques were employed by ZEISS as long ago as in the 1930s.
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).
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.
High-Speed Lens
Impressive photographs captured in low light always begin with a fast lens for a system or SLR camera. Because, a fast, high-performance lens captures as much light as possible. And a lens with a large maximum aperture leads to the best results when shooting in unfavourable light.
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.

ZEISS C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM

Document the real

The spectrum of ZEISS ZM lenses for Leica5 digital and analogue rangefinder cameras combines advanced lens design and superior-quality materials and workmanship to deliver impressive results. The 12 different lenses cover focal lengths from 15mm to 85mm and a range of specialist and more general uses. All at prices that compare favourably with other rangefinder lenses of this superb quality.

The ‘C’ designation in the C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM name means both ‘compact’ and ‘classic’. The lens design and aperture geometry reflect its predecessor from the 1930s, the Sonnar 1,5/50, which was the fastest standard lens of its time. The excellent flare control inherent of the Sonnar lens design is further optimized with the ZEISS T* anti-reflection coating. This lens stays true to its heritage, physically resembling the lenses of the past. With its fast aperture, taking photographs with a beautiful ‘bokeh’ that reflects the ambiance of the golden age of rangefinder photography is as simple as pressing a button.

Pictures on Flickr

ZEISS C Sonnar T* 1,5/50

Horse

Features

ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating
The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T*® anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. We apply the anti-reflective coating to the lens surfaces by the vapour deposition of extremely thin, transparent layers on the glass. In this process, special substances are vaporized with extremely high energy in a high-vacuum environment and are subsequently deposited on the glass surfaces, one after another, as layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflective properties. The first coating techniques were employed by ZEISS as long ago as in the 1930s.
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).
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.
High-Speed Lens
Impressive photographs captured in low light always begin with a fast lens for a system or SLR camera. Because, a fast, high-performance lens captures as much light as possible. And a lens with a large maximum aperture leads to the best results when shooting in unfavourable light.
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.
Dimensions
Diameter of focusing ring
-
Rotation angle of focusing ring (inf – MOD)
-
Filter thread
M46 x 0.75
Weight
250 g
Diameter max.
56 mm
Features
Autofocus
No
Image Stabilization
No
Performance
Flange focal distance
-
Camera mount
Leica M
Aperture range
f/1.5 – f/16
Free working distance
-
Format Compatibility
35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Image ratio at MOD
1:15
Diameter of image field
-
Focal length
50 mm
Lens type
Standard
Focusing range
0.9 m – ∞
Coverage at close range (MOD)
370 x 550 mm
Entrance pupil position (in front of image plane)
-