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REVIEW: Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Tessar

50mm f/2.8

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2011-12-09


Carl Zeiss Jena DDR 50mm F2.8

Specs:

Lens:
50mm

Aperture:
f/2,8 to f/22
5 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 0,35m (1,2ft)

Mount:
M42

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)


Image quality

Analogue B&W film
Wide open have great contrast but have soft corners.
Carl Zeiss Jena DDR
                            50mm F2.8
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f/2.8 - f/8 - f/22

Bokeh
Really smooth and nice.
Carl Zeiss Jena DDR
                                            50mm F2.8

Flare
Not perfect but still a pretty good. (Shot at f/8)
Carl Zeiss Jena DDR 50mm
                                        F2.8


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon DS-M
                                                          50mm f/1.7
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Carl Zeiss Jena DDR
                                            50mm F2.8


Filming
Carl Zeiss Jena DDR 50mm F2.8

Build quality

Really solid and great built.


Conclusion

This is a pretty good but I expected more of a Zeiss lens.

Thumbs up:
Love how this renders with great contrast.
Focus distance of 0.35m (1.2ft) of is very useful sometime.

Thumbs down:
Soft corners wide open.
f/2,8 is not that great for a fixed 50mm.



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Film: Efke 25
Developer: Kodak D76

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