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|Format: 35mm SLR|
Type: Prime lens
Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)
Lens mounts: M42, Exakta
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The Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135 mm f/4 is a portrait prime lens for 35 mm DSLR Exakta, Praktina system and M42 screw mount cameras.
The first M42 version can boast a silver-colored lens body. The lens features the focal length scale with centimeter marks (13.5 cm). The lens glass elements are not coated. The lens is remarkable for its solid build. The aperture functions perfectly well even today. The lens is very sensitive to front lighting exposure. The hood may be helpful, but it is not capable of fully improving the situation.
The second version of the lens features a coated front element. This modification can boast a new body design and smoother focus ring travel. The word “Sonnar” in its designation was replaced with the letter S. Focal length is measured in millimeters. Its aperture functions a bit worse. Today the majority (if not all) of these lenses have issues with grease hardening on aperture blades, which partially or completely immobilizes the aperture. The lens was manufactured in the time of black-and-white photography, and when used on modern digital cameras it produces somewhat cold colors.
Posted by: huNta Date of publication: 23.08.2012
Photos taken with this lens Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135 mm f/ 4 (1):
Owner reviews: Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135 mm f/ 4 (1)
Period of use: 2 yearsStrengths:
Robust lens that seems to survive time very well. Colours need a little post process as this a lens that was designed for b&w photography.
On Nikon cameras you lose infinity focus but you can easily correct that with an adapter.
At f4 you can get a reasonable shallow depth of field and great sharpness as you can see on the photo attached
Period of use: 2 monthsStrengths:
Bello, robusto, solido e relativamente leggero (nella versione Alu).
Nitidissimo e con colori vivaci e contrastati .
Da quando lo uso con la mia Sony a5000...non faccio a meno di fotografare
Un grande e famoso biettivo nello stile Zeiss Jena.
Anche se non ha trattamenti antiriflesso SMC ...quelli che ha bastano ed avanzano.
Imperdibile per chi ama la fotografia vintage.