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Samples: Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Tessar 2.8/50

mount: M42
format: FF
year: 1952-1978
max aperture: 2.8
min aperture: 22
elements/group: 4 in 3
aperture blades: 5
min focus distance (mm): 350
filter diameter (mm): 49
length (mm): 45
weight (g): 175

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Post Options Post Options   Quote jmbillings Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2014 at 19:37
This is one of a handful of old lenses I'm testing out on my A7 with a cheap Fotodiox Pro M42 adapter.

First shot is rather "processed", but I'll add some plainer test shots/crops later.


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I have one.
a7riv + Voigtlander, Zeiss, Rodenstock, M42 and Schneider lenses
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2017 at 13:33
Aluminium Tessar, M42 mount:

Blauwe Wip


Snowdrops


Black Tessar, Exakta mount:

Japanese anemone


Autumn atmosphere


Zebra Tessar, M42 mount:

Tree and grass


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The Meyer line up for the Year of Meyer thread, shot with black Tessar aus Jena (M42) on A99



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I always loved the Zeiss Tessar on older cameras, not least because it was reliably sharp and gave very good contrast, in a time when other lenses sometimes weren't and didn't!

Anyway, here are a few images to show bokeh and sunstars from the near-straight-sided pentagonal iris on the cute zebra-striped version.

Wide open at f2.8:


Stopped down to f6.3:


And at f13 to show sunstars:


Lastly, here's another bokeh shot at f2.8:

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Shot with zebra (CZ) Aus Jena (M42) on A7R2
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