Zeiss ZE 50mm f/1.4 for Canon

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The Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar is one of the best 50mm lenses made. While the Zeiss lenses are manually focused, they have the electronics to provide focus confirmation. Basically you focus the lens manually, but the camera will confirm focus confirmation just as accurately as it would with an autofocus lens. Aperture is controlled from the camera body and even E-TTL flash metering is accurate.

Sale of Zeiss ZE lenses: We are a registered Zeiss dealer and sell new in box, fully warrantied Zeiss ZE lenses and now stock for immediate delivery in our For Sale section. If the lens is listed, a new in box copy of the lens is in stock for immediate shipment. If it is not listed, it is backordered, although we still have rental copies available.

Zeiss Try and Buy: We offer a new service with ZE lenses only. First, rent any ZE lens for 4 days. Then if you decide you want to buy it, we will apply your 4 day rental fee to the purchase of a brand new copy at our listed price. (Note: this is not your used rental copy. You will be buying a new lens.)

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

This is an excellent lens. It’s manual focus only, but don’t let that intimidate you. The results are well worth any extra effort you think you have to put in! At 50mm it’s not particularly difficult to do, and if focus is critical, Live View handles things well. In terms of absolute sharpness, the 50mm Makro f/2 is a bit sharper, but if you need the aperture the f/1.4 is very good.

Filter Size
58mm (nonrotating front element)
0.8 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.5 foot
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
46 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal focusing, nonrotating, manual
Aperture Blades
8 curved, circular shape
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame
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LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $3.00 $29.00 $32.00 $10.67
4 days $3.00 $32.00 $35.00 $8.75
7 days $4.00 $42.00 $46.00 $6.57
10 days $5.00 $57.00 $62.00 $6.20
14 days $7.00 $74.00 $81.00 $5.79
21 days $9.00 $99.00 $108.00 $5.14
30 days $12.00 $124.00 $136.00 $4.53
45 days $15.00 $162.00 $177.00 $3.93
60 days $18.00 $189.00 $207.00 $3.45
90 days $23.00 $244.00 $267.00 $2.97
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $29.00 $9.67
4 days $32.00 $8.00
7 days $42.00 $6.00
10 days $57.00 $5.70
14 days $74.00 $5.29
21 days $99.00 $4.71
30 days $124.00 $4.13
45 days $162.00 $3.60
60 days $189.00 $3.15
90 days $244.00 $2.71

LensRentals.com ships via the appropriate FedEx service necessary to have your rental arrive on the date selected. Return shipping is included in the shipping price, and we include a prepaid return label with your order - all you need to do is bring it to a FedEx drop-off location when your rental is complete. If you prefer UPS shipping, you can select it during the checkout process for about 10% more.

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