Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 C Sonnar T* ZM Lens

This standard focal length offers special qualities, which make it well suited for portraiture and documenting authentic events and people.
SKU: Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 C Sonnar T* ZM Lens


Product Description

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.

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.

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.

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).



Focal length50 mm
Aperture range1.5 –16 (1/3 steps)
Focusing range0.9 m – ∞
Number of elements/groups6/4
Image ratio at close range1 : 15
Coverage at close range37 x 55 cm
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.46°/39°/27°
FilterM 46 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps)ø 56 mm, length 63 mm
Weight250 g


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