This extremely fast, short telephoto macro lens can capture the smallest details with maximum precision. The Macro-Planar T* 2/100 features a completely new optical design which incorporates fl oating lens elements to ensure distortionfree, maximum imaging performance throughout the focusing range. As a result, this lens is well-suited for macro photography and is also a superb portrait lens. An extremely wide and smooth focusing rotation provides superior control and the fast f/2.0 aperture allows for a short depth of fi eld to draw attention to the subject. The Macro-Planar T* 2/100 is available with F bayonet (ZF.2) and K bayonet (ZK) lens mounts and is designed for use with full-frame SLR and DSLR cameras. When used with a DSLR with a 1.5 crop factor, the lens has an effective focal length of 150 mm.
Zeiss 100mm Macro Lens
MPR Says: "Rock Solid"
"Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut (most well know for the earful he took from Christian Bale) is a big fan of the Zeiss ZE lenses. He wrote on his blog “Zeiss ZE primes rock. Their resolution is spectacular and they are lightweight. Their focus is a little more cinematic then a Canon or a Nikon, so it gives your focus puller a chance." These lenses do, indeed, rock. They're built Zeiss tough (full metal, no plastic) and really give the Canon lenses a run for their money when it comes to image quality. If you're looking to bump your DSLR shooting up to the next level, try these lenses out. "