Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: FS: Zeiss ZM 2/50 Planar 50mm f/2 lens for Leica M mount (Black)

  1. #1
    Senior Member Amin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Posts
    1,809
    Post Thanks / Like

    FS: Zeiss ZM 2/50 Planar 50mm f/2 lens for Leica M mount (Black)

    Changed my mind again so this lens is back on sale.

    I am selling a black Zeiss ZM 50mm f/2 Planar.

    Asking price is $475 + US shipping and PayPal = $500 or best offer.

    I am willing to ship internationally at cost in select cases.

    This lens has only been used a couple of times and has always had a filter on it (filter not included), so it is really like new. There is a visible speck of internal dust.

    Lens comes with original front and back caps plus box and all paperwork. It does not come with the hood.

    I purchased this lens new on 11/14/08 for $694.69 shipped from Matsuiyastore (Japan).

    Please email me at (asabet at gmail) if you want the lens.

    Thank you,
    Amin
    -Amin Sabet

  2. #2
    Senior Member Amin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Posts
    1,809
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: FS: Zeiss ZM 2/50 Planar 50mm f/2 lens for Leica M mount (Black)

    Mike Johnston's comments after using this lens:

    I haven't used every 50mm that exists, but I've tried about 50 of them now and have owned more than 15...and that's more than most people have tried, you've got to admit. What follows is only a provisional decision, and I don't want to be held to it absolutely. Neither, for reasons enummerated earlier, do I want to have to defend my thesis in a court of opinion or hold verbal prizefights with other self-appointed experts. However, I think that (for me, personally, subjectively, given my tastes and values in terms of connoisseurship...you've got all that already, right?), the Zeiss ZM 50mm ƒ/2 is the new winner. It takes pride of place as the best 50mm I know of. I'd have to use it more to be sure, but it looks that way... I can tell you that if I shot with the Epson RD-1 or the Leica M8, this would be my short tele
    Irwin Puts' comments on this lens:

    For several generations the Planar design has tried to challenge the Summicron 50mm and never became as good. Now at last we have a lens that equals the Summicron-M 50mm and is even a trace better in the curvature of field area... The Planar wide open is a potent performer and at smaller apertures becomes a master at reproducing with a life-like three dimensionality, that was the hallmark of the G-version of the Planar too.
    Last edited by Amin; 7th April 2009 at 09:45.
    -Amin Sabet

  3. #3
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    iiiNelson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    3,187
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: FS: Zeiss ZM 2/50 Planar 50mm f/2 lens for Leica M mount (Black)

    Sounds like a good deal but I'm still a couple of months from being ready for a fast prime otherwise I'd jump on it.
    Sony Visible Light & IR Photographer
    http://www.iiinelsonimages.com

  4. #4
    Senior Member Amin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Posts
    1,809
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: FS: Zeiss ZM 2/50 Planar 50mm f/2 lens for Leica M mount (Black)

    Sorry, I can't seem to make up my mind and am again withdrawing this lens from sale .
    -Amin Sabet

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •