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08-11-2015, 01:58 PM   #1
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Beautiful Zeiss T*Planar 85/1.4 ZK !! Like NEW !! -- Reduced Price ! SOLD

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Beautiful Zeiss T*Planar 85/1.4 ZK !!

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USD 800 USD !! Was 900 USD.

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Item Description
Zeiss T*Planar 85/1.4 ZK

Perfect for FF !!!
A beautiful lens with wonderfully rendered colours and Bokeh !

It has been used very seldom and "babied" since ever I bought it new a few years ago at a high price while it was still available in K-mount from Camtec in Montreal, seller of high end photography gear:
Some will perhaps find that the focus ring is a bit "stiff" but the lens has been used so seldom that I was reassured by Camtec Photo that this is the way the lens is built and will "soften" with time. All in all, no worries about the focus ring but I wanted to make sure that all is "transparent" here.
Camtec Photo
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Reviews are available here on Pentax Forum:
Carl Zeiss 85mm F1.4 Planar ZK T* Lens Reviews - Carl Zeiss Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

In near-mint condition with all of the paperwork and original packaging.
It is a heavy lens.

NOTE: This is a Manual Focus lens !!
It has the "A" setting so it can be used easily for aperture control via the camera.

I am selling it to help funding a potential Pentax HD 150-450mm lens purchase.

Those who are interested should be aware of the so called "Focus Shift" inherent with the lens because of its construction and elements.
I suggest reading further into this here:
diglloyd - Zeiss ZF.2 and Zeiss ZE Lenses For Canon and Nikon - Mini Review: Zeiss ZF/ZE 85mm f/1.4 Planar

"The 85/1.4 is not optimized for close-up shooting, having been designed for a soft-focus look at close range for portraiture (uncorrected spherical aberration). This effect should be understood for the misnomer focus shift it can bring when focusing at f/1.4 but exposing at another aperture. Focus shift is explored in more detail in DAP."

I have used it a few times on my "other" camera (Fuji X-E2) with an adapter which works very well and negates the "focus shift" while using "Live View", as a matter of mitigating the focus shift.
There are multiple approaches to dealing with focus shift. Again, I suggest to read on further here:
diglloyd - Focus - Focus Shift and Spherical Aberration
You will find an image of the mounted lens on the Fuji X-E2 below.








Because of its near-mint condition and value, I will not accept "low ball" offers.

Recently found prices for this lens in NEW condition:

$987.00 USD
Zeiss F Pentax Planar T 1 1 4 85 mm ZK 4047865800051 | eBay

$1299.00 USD
http://www.amazon.com/Zeiss-Planar-Manual-K-Mount-Cameras/dp/B001GBS6HG

From vendor "Ace Photo":
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZK Planar T* Manual Focus Lens for Pentax K-Mount Cameras - 2 units - 1,299.00

Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/94-pentax-price-watch/257588-amazon-has-t...#ixzz3hcWBAkoC

From vendor in Japan:
Carl Zeiss Planar T * 1.4/85 ZK (Pentax KA) Featured price is 1611.70 but there's other Japanese vendors starting at 1144.50.
Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/94-pentax-price-watch/257588-amazon-has-t...#ixzz3hcWUlJ6K

Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/94-pentax-price-watch/257588-amazon-has-t...#ixzz3hcWPm1nz

Some pictures taken with this lens available ... I will upload them as soon as I can.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
North America

Shipping Charge
Free shipping Canada -- $30.00 elsewhere

Shipping Services
Canada Post with tracking and insurance

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns unless the lens has been damaged during shipping.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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08-13-2015, 03:26 PM   #2
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Bump for this excellent lens !
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Awesome lens - wont give it up ever!
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Bump time !

@ manishved: That's what I thought until I realized it was sitting there without much use.
I'll be sad when it goes but I still have to find the funds for "something else" !

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Bump again.
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Bump !
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... if I didn't have the FA 77 @_@
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@ redcat:

Maybe you should sell the FA 77 and buy this one ?

But seriously, this Zeiss lens is well worth the advertised price, especially in the condition it is.

Cheers!

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Bump .... !

I'd almost forgotten to bump this thread.

I know there is interest for this lens but it seems that people are waiting for the FF to "come to life" first?
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I have no doubt the zeiss must be a great lens, but I'm so in love with my FA77 that I refuse to look elsewhere =)) there was time when I like to test Zeiss and Leica lens but now I settle down with the Amigos
best luck to the next owner it's hard to be disappointed by this lens ^^
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Bump! ...

I suppose there wll be more interest around October 6th ! ?

@ redcat: thanks for the feedback ! Yeah, I still own one of the three amigos .... the FA 31 Ltd ! A keeper.
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QuoteOriginally posted by redcat Quote
... if I didn't have the FA 77 @_@
C'mon, Man.

I have both the '77 and FA 85 1.4.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
C'mon, Man.

I have both the '77 and FA 85 1.4.
And which one do you prefer and why ?
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Another BUMP day !!

I just can't wait for October 6th ... maybe this lens will attract more "visitors" !

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I feel as though this isn't the sharpest of the Zeiss offerings, but the rendering is peculiar and rather eccentric. Me personally I love this lens. But I can see some shooters scratching their heads with it too.

Last edited by Tom S.; 09-02-2015 at 05:02 AM. Reason: Price comment removed.
 

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