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Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80 mm f/ 2.8 T Lens

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Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80 mm f/ 2.8 T  lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80 mm f/ 2.8 T  lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80 mm f/ 2.8 T  lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80 mm f/ 2.8 T  lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80 mm f/ 2.8 T  lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80 mm f/ 2.8 T  lens

Optical design

Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80 mm f/ 2.8 T  optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42, M42, Exakta, Exakta

First year of production: 1951

Last year of production: 1951

Optical design: 4 elements in 3 groups

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Average price: $160

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
80mmf/2.8f/16161.049260/9,290/3,5

Additional information:

The Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 2.8/80 T is a lower telephoto prime lens for 35mm SLR cameras.

The first version has a red T in inscription, later copies are without T in labeling. The iris is a nearly round 16 blades preset aperture. The Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 2.8/80 T appeared at the same time as the Biometar 2.8/80 T according to GDR Timetable of Zeiss Jena lenses, but the Tessar was only produced for a short time. Other sources speak of Biometar 2.8/80 T as the successor to this Tessar.


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Posted by: Andreas Lindemann   Date of publication: 10.04.2019

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Mechanical quality5.001
Optical quality4.502
Usability4.002
Pricing / Value3.001
Bokeh4.002
Overall lens rating
4.10

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Owner reviews: Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80 mm f/ 2.8 T

Kevin Pinkerton 22.10.2023 01:58:55
Period of use: 5 months

Strengths:

This lens is the sharpest lens I own. I know not everyone agrees with that. I use this lens for light table photography to import my negatives into raw format. And is hands down the sharpest, edge to edge of every lens I could use for that purpose. And as far as normal photography, this lens shines.Mine has 12 blades.


Weaknesses:

None.


Comments:

This is a keeper lens.