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Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 mm f/ 1.5 Lens

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Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 mm f/ 1.5 lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 mm f/ 1.5 lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 mm f/ 1.5 lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 mm f/ 1.5 lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 mm f/ 1.5 lens

Optical design

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 mm f/ 1.5 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42, Exakta

First year of production: 1939

Last year of production: 1960

Optical design: 6 elements in 4 groups

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Average price: $933

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
75mmf/1.5f/22100.855450-560/15,976/3

Additional information:

The Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 mm f/ 1.5is a legendary fast portrait  lens for cameras with the  Exakta bayonet and the m42 screw mount. The later version of the lens is equipped with the aperture preset ring and looks different outwardly. 

Its optical scheme it is similar with the Gelios-40, however, the Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 mm f/1.5  is sharper with the aperture wide open; there is no decrease of resolution at the center of the frame.  The background blurring is more explicit.

Due to a high-quality build, the Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 mm f/ 1.5  can be purchased in an excellent condition. The price for the lens with the m42 screw mount is considerably different.


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Posted by: dgr   Date of publication: 13.05.2011



Photos taken with this lens Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 mm f/ 1.5:


CZJ Biotar 75 ...
Autor: Norbert Ludas
5 0 540

Morning
Autor: Petrsedycz
5 0 391

Morning
Autor: Petrsedycz
5 0 319

Alone ...
Autor: Norbert Ludas
5 0 1056

Mechanical quality4.8110
Optical quality5.0011
Usability4.1811
Pricing / Value3.3611
Bokeh4.8211
Overall lens rating
4.43

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Owner reviews: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 mm f/ 1.5

Gianluca 06.10.2016 13:46:06
Period of use: 1 month

Strengths:

Sharp and Magic


Weaknesses:

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Comments:

It is a magic lens, a pleasure to use.