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Ine: I have never before seen this type rendering from a Flektogon. Could it be the version that you have? Which is yours? The introduction says M42 and Exakta, and I know there were differences in body appearance. Would you mind sharing a picture of your version?
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(late response truly sorry, Mike! since I'm experiencing issues with the mail, I just found this... )

my copy is the spitting image of 'this one':
http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_879.html
(paid E50 btw, aperture is stuck)
and http://www.photography.gordonengland.co.uk/photo-gallery2/v/photo-equip/czj-flextogon-35mm-6936.JPG.html

a M42 zebra Flektogon 2.8/35 (# 9563284) Carl Zeiss Jena DDR
it's bubbly beyond believe (MHO).
would you care to see some comparison?





bokeh of the Flek, no PW whatsoever, other than image size,
against the legendary soap bubble bokeh of the Trioplan 50/2.9
-full res., completely untouched-:

https://myalbum.com/photo/TA1qrmghP977/1k0.jpg

https://myalbum.com/photo/wV4lTcciaXJ2/1k0.jpg

https://myalbum.com/photo/k04Q8iGkx4ZX/1k0.jpg

https://myalbum.com/photo/FCof7MnRgSHO/1k0.jpg

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Edited by KoBra64 - 20 January 2018 at 18:50
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Cotton grass


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Bought this lens a week back, been stuck om my A7s since. Was a bit sceptical about using it wide open, but sharpness wide open is an 8 (from max 10). MFD is just incredible, not like any vintage lens i've used before. Size is somewhat on the big side for a 2.8, but nothing to complain about realy, as handling is good; smooth and easy. Flare resistance is it's biggest weakness (for me).

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I've seen a couple of sources that state production of the 2.8 began in 1950. Not sure when the 2.4 was introduced but I assume production of the 2.8 ceased at that time?

I have teh 2.4 version, and some say its bokeh and overall rendering are not as good as the 2.8. Does anyone have a direct comparison?

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I've been keeping an eye open for a good copy of the Flektogon 35f2.8 for a while and this arrived today



I've sacrificed my only M42 adapter for a permanent fix for the Altix mount Trioplan so I'm waiting for another to drop through the letter box (and this one has the 0-8 degree tilt feature). Can't wait to try it out.
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Looks good Brian! It is a great lens, I am sure you will enjoy it and look forward to the first results!
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Nice lens, Brian. I'll be interested to know if you can replicate Ine's bubble results.
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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:







Ine: I liked your bubble shots better before your style turned phallic   
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Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

I've been keeping an eye open for a good copy of the Flektogon 35f2.8 for a while and this arrived today



I've sacrificed my only M42 adapter for a permanent fix for the Altix mount Trioplan so I'm waiting for another to drop through the letter box (and this one has the 0-8 degree tilt feature). Can't wait to try it out.


And, finally, here it is mounted on the M42 Tilt adapter:



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Can't wait to see the results!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 February 2018 at 13:35
Love this little lens. Not particularly good sample photos but had to give the tilt adapter a quick spin:

1. Over the back fence (intended to keep tree line in focal plane)


2. Over the side fence (missed focus point - should have been sign)


3. 5 year old Ollie is just so tolerant of 1 year old Rosie


4. Front grill


5. Badge closeup (no tilt) - Royal Corps of Transport 1965 to 1992


All with NEX-6, M42-Nex Tilt adapter at f2.8
#1-4 at 8 degrees of downward tilt
#5 no tilt

Edited by bonneville - 02 February 2018 at 15:06
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