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Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58 mm f/ 2 Lens

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Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58 mm f/ 2 lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58 mm f/ 2 lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58 mm f/ 2 lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58 mm f/ 2 lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58 mm f/ 2 lens

Optical design

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58 mm f/ 2 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42, Exakta

First year of production: 1946

Last year of production: 1960

Optical design: 6 elements in 4 groups

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Average price: $298

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
58mmf/2.0f/16120.549210/7,446/1,8

Additional information:

The Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58 mm  f/ 2is a standard fast prime lens for 35 mm SLR cameras with the M42 screw mount. There was a bayonet version for Exakta cameras.

It was this lens whose optical scheme  was copied, and then different variants of the Gelios-44 lens were put into production in the USSR. But this  lens is a bit sharper and has  less characteristic spherical aberrations wide open.

The bokeh of the Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58 mm f/ 2 has a characteristic twirling with the aperture wide open.

In general, the lens renders very flexible, and, at the same time, sharp image.   Back, side and scattered light is not well handled, the use of a hood is recommended. There are chromatic aberrations discernible in contrast images.

The variants with multi-blade iris and instant-return apertures were produced. The aperture had the different number of blades: 17,12,10, 8.

The Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58 mm f/ 2 is fit as an everyday kit lens. It is not bad as a portrait lens as well as an effects lens.

Many photographers, manual optics fan, finally substitute it for their Gelios-44 cameras.


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Posted by: serzot   Date of publication: 19.04.2011



Photos taken with this lens Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58 mm f/ 2:


Girl
Autor: Kevin
5 0 1646

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Autor: Relayer
4.43 0 3065

bokeh
Autor: Antonio Pedroni
4.33 0 820

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Autor: Relayer
4 0 1787

Mechanical quality4.6517
Optical quality4.7117
Usability4.5917
Pricing / Value4.2515
Bokeh4.7717
Overall lens rating
4.59

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