The world-famous, classic standard lens for medium format photography
The Planar® lens is the most successful camera lens design ever created. This nearly symmetrical layout provides the lens designer with numerous means to correct aberrations extraordinarily well, even for wide open apertures. The ideal basis for high-performance lenses with great color correction, high speed, flat image plane (this is where the name comes from) and low distortion. The Planar lens design is the basis for nearly all professional 'workhorse' lenses on earth and in space today, with the Planar T* 2.8/80 CFE lens being the most popular in medium format SLR photography.
With its focal length of 80 mm, which equals the diagonal of the film frame, the Planar T* 2.8/80 CFE lens records an image with a perspective (size relationship between foreground and background) that is pretty much the way we see the scene with our eyes. So it is suited for almost any task in general photography, which makes it the standard lens in the Hasselblad system. It comes with the electronics (that's what the E stands for) to communicate with Hasselblad cameras featuring built-in exposure measuring systems.
|Focal length||81.2 mm|
|Aperture range||f/2.8 - f/22|
|Angular field (hor./vert./diag.)||38°/38°/52°|
|Focusing range (from film plane)||0.9 m - ∞|
|Working range (from front end)||0.8 m|
|Number of elements/groups||7/5|
|Image ratio at closest range||1 : 9.0
|Negative-size||55 x 55 mm|
|Coverage at close range||504 mm x 504 mm|
|Filter connection||Hasselblad, series 60
|Dimensions||Ø 70.0 mm, length 47.0 mm|