50 f1.8 HFT Planar
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Different variants of the 50 f1.8 Rollei QBM standard lens:
(left to right) Rollei HFT Planar, Schneider Xenon, Voigtlander Color Ultron,
HFT Planar with serial number ended with SL.
Rolleiflex 3003 Brochure: ‘The fast standard focal-length lens with optimum correction and extra sharp definition. At 185g, extremely light and easy to handle. A universal lens with close-up focusing down to 45cm. Suitable for all subjects.’
7 elements in 6 groups f1.8 – 16
Angle of view: 45o
Close focus distance: 0.45m
Filter size: 49mm
For some reasons or another I use this 50/1.8 much more often than the 50/1.4. Picture quality sometimes is so good that I feel that the lens is under value in the second hand market, as this lens is abundant. This should be a good lens to start with for those who would like to taste the character of Carl Zeiss with low budget.