Carl Zeiss Jena Lenses

Dedicated to the sharing of post-war Carl Zeiss Jena lenses (DDR) in M42 screw mounts.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Pancolar 50mm f1.8

This photo was taken from a wall at Presidente Hotel in Macao. Minimum focusing ability is not as close as the 35 f2.4 Flektagon, but details are well captured with very good colour rendition.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Flektagon 35mm f2.4

This lens has amazing close focusing abilities. The above image was taken just a few inches away from the cake, at wide open aperture of f2.4 using the Canon 30D. The sharpness, resolution power and colour rendition is A+.

What you see in this photo is the exact image with no major post processing except for resizing and a minor USM for web display.

This is among the best lens for 35mm in M42 mount.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Welcome to the world of Zeiss!

The first Carl Zeiss factory started in Jena, a town in East Germany before the Unification.