Showcase aus Jena T 50mm/2.8 (or Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm/2.8)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by xXx1, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    This is the zebra version. Paid 30 euro for very good example, can be had much cheaper.

    Aperture 2.8, soft
    Detail from above, nice "glow"
    Aperture 4, much better
    Aperture 5.6, pretty nice

    Very typical Tessar behaviour. Tessars were very popular in P&S and enlarging lenses. Quite many macros
    are tessars too. Much cheaper to make than planars (or rather double gauss lenses). Typical is very good performance stopped down and soft wide open.

    Tessars are easy to make such a way that they focus very close. This lens has got minimum focus distance of 30 cm (magnification of 1:4). With 11mm extension tube will have magnification of 1:2 so will work as poor man's macro. Tessars made to macro lenses are of course of much better quality.

    I will try to shoot some portraits with it next weekend. May be fun lens for that.

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  2. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Aperture 2.8, too soft for my liking.

    Best use is probably as a close focus lens. I have a Minolta 50mm macro so I don't need it for even that.
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  3. shapeshifter

    shapeshifter TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 6, 2014

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  4. grillec

    grillec TalkEmount Regular

    Mar 19, 2015

    not a normal adapted version but formerly a lens of a Werra camera (1955-62?)

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