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Contax Planar T* 50mm f/1.7 35mm Primes

5/5 (9 Reviews)


  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Focal Length50mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/1.7
    Min Aperturef/16
    Focus TypeManual Focus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance24 in
    Picture Angle45 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size55 mm
    Groups / Elements7 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diameter2.4 in
    Length1.5 in
    Weight6.72 oz
    MPN612340
    Product ID20724278

Product Description

The standard lens in the system, featuring the same optical performance as the f/1.4 50mm lens in a more compact package.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bmoc a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2004

Strengths:    Well built, sharp, good colors, very cheap, small.

Weaknesses:    Found myself needing closer focus and traded it for a 50/1.4.

Bottom Line:   
Great lens to enter the Contax system with.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   internet auction

Similar Products Used:   Zeiss 50/1.4, Nikon 50/1.4AFD, Leica Summicron 40/2

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by VincentD a Intermediate from NEW YORK,NY,USA

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2004

Strengths:    Fast, has that warm romantic feeling that CZ is noted for. Color rendition is great.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Very sharp wide open or stoped down. Great Bokeh. It is, size wise, smaller than the 50 1.4. This one is the MM version and works well with my RX and Aria. I like it a lot.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   CZ 50 1.4ae (Also Great) Yashica Ml 50 1.9(Good cooler than Zeiss but just as sharp)

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick R a Expert from Kenilworth, UK

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2003

Strengths:    Small, light, cheap and optically superlative.

Weaknesses:    Close focus distance.

Bottom Line:   
I own both this lens and the 1.4. Of course I don't need both, it's just the way things panned out. So - which is better? I don't know. They're both fantastic. This one is smaller and lighter, and mates bette with my 139 - the 1.4 is a better match with the 137MA.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Similar Products Used:   Nikon 50mm f1.8
Canon EF 50mm f1.8
Pentax 50mm f2
Yashica 50mm f1.7ML
Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4
And lots and lots of others.


Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christin a Expert from Canada

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2003

Strengths:    -super smooth focus and handling
-high resolution
-great contrast
-wonderful colors


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is a very fast, very sharp lens. I use it with the Contax 139 and they go beautifully together. It's a perfect travel combination, lightweight yet solid feel. The lens is a perfect balance for this camera. I've just shot some rolls of family portraits and they're fantastic. Ok, the clarity of the lens shows up every freckle and hair but that's the character of someone.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   Canon EF 50mm F1.4

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Lau a Intermediate from HK

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2003

Strengths:    light weight 190g
sharp and saturated colour
Zesis len but cheaper than Nikon and Canon


Weaknesses:    60 mm min focus range

Bottom Line:   
I use Nikon system before, since I purchase contax T3 compact camera, I addicted into Zesis tone and color. I buy a 2hand FX3 body, cost $80, with P50 F1.7. the result is excellent, retain sharp image @ F2.8.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   HK

Similar Products Used:   Nikkor 50mm F1.4 AIS
Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II


Type of photography:   Outdoor



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