Rollei Planar 1.8 50 HFT (Carl Zeiss Planar 1.8 50mm) Prime Lens, Excellent Quality and Condition

Rollei Planar 1.8 50 HFT (Carl Zeiss Planar 1.8 50mm) Prime Lens, Excellent Quality and Condition

$325.00

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Rollei Planar 1.8 50 HFT Prime Lens

The Rollei Planar 50 1.8 (also branded Carl Zeiss Planar 1.8 50) is a 50mm prime lens that was manufactured between 1970 und 1995.
The Rollei Planar showcases the demise of German SLR manufacturing. Although the production of these lenses started in Germany, most lenses were manufactured in Singapore as the Voigtländer factory in Germany shut down in 1975 and the production was moved abroad.

The Planar was the standard prime lens for the Voigtländer SL35 and SL 350 35mm cameras.

The Planar is a very good 50mm prime all-rounder lens which comes in handy for portraiture as well as landscape photography. Much cheaper than most other well manufactured 50mm lenses from Zeiss, Leica and Voightlander, the Rollei offers similar optical results and build quality at a much cheaper price. From a value for money point of view this lens is great.

The sharpness, even wide open is remarkable. Most lenses get soft at a certain point but the Planar performs steadily. The colors are cracking and the contrast is very good. I really enjoyed using this lens and was never disappointed by the results it produced.

The build quality is very good. Especially the earlier all metal construction (like this one) really shows its Zeiss heritage.
The main Pros for this lens are:
- Good build quality, especially the early models
- Light & compact prime lens
- Sharp
- Good contrast
- Excellent colors

Inexpensive adapters, like this one for Sony E Mount, can easily adapt this lens for any modern mirrorless cameras.
https://www.amazon.com/Fotasy-compatible-NEX-VG900-NEX-FS100-NEX-FS700/dp/B004UPHC4S

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