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Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« on: June 09, 2017, 19:30:30 »
Really loving this lens a lot! Just overhauled it and now I am looking for one to convert to F-mount :o :o :o

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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 19:32:20 »
This is an amazing lens! I will make an article on how I am going to convert mine to F-mount!!!!  :o :o :o

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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 19:33:47 »
All of the pictures above were all shot at f/2 (wide-open) :o :o :o
the lens has dings here and there so it will not stop-down properly. I will work on that as soon as I get permission to mill the lens because this is not mine ::)

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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 00:57:33 »
Which camera did you use the Biotar with? This looks amazing!
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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 01:00:24 »
Nice images.  You used Df?
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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2017, 03:21:11 »
Yes, the Nikon Df  :o :o :o

this is such a sharp but creamy lens wide-open. the Nikkors of the same vintage has nothing compared to this

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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2017, 05:07:43 »
Very nice especially the first series,.. lovely buddha statue :)

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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2017, 06:44:39 »
Richard, nice.  As someone who shoots quite a bit of Street, I really like the last two.  Nice angle on the last.   I use zone with the MF lenses on the Sony since I can use higher ISO and shoot at f8.  Were you sitting, crouching or hip shot? 

The Nikon 58 1.4G is always mounted on the Df from late afternoon into the night.
Thanks for posting.
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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 08:31:40 »
This Zeiss lens could be classified as "JacovianJakovian" :D

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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 10:07:15 »
Jakovian opinion on the creamy and delightful out of focus areas is Jakovian :D
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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 10:12:08 »
Sorry for the wrong spelling ... Post edited.

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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2017, 10:52:56 »
I like this lens as well, nice pictures you did with it

for others who want to convert: alternatively start with a Helios 44-2, which is a clone of this CZJ.
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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2017, 00:19:01 »
Yes, the Nikon Df  :o :o :o

this is such a sharp but creamy lens wide-open. the Nikkors of the same vintage has nothing compared to this


Are the Carl Zeiss Jena lenses still in production?
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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2017, 08:08:11 »


Are the Carl Zeiss Jena lenses still in production?



No, this is the 1950s version  :o :o :o

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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 (picture heavy!)
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2017, 08:09:22 »
I like this lens as well, nice pictures you did with it

for others who want to convert: alternatively start with a Helios 44-2, which is a clone of this CZJ.

Thanks! how similar is the performance? :o :o :o