Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8-22.0

Lens categoryNormal
Vendor nameCarl Zeiss Jena
Type nameTessar
Product year1950
Focal min (mm)50
Focal max (mm)50
Focus min (cm)58
Aperture max2.8
Aperture min22
Element(s)4
Filter size (mm)49
Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8-22.0

The 50/2.8 Tessar, carried from the very first days of the M42 production all the way to the end, was one of the Classic standrd lens. This lens had numerous different variations and was manufactured in Manual / semi-auto / auto diaphram, and was mounted in un-coated all the way to multi-coated versions. The Optical formulae was never changed. To this day its stioll considered a quality all rounder in the slower/medium speed standard category.

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  • Yves LE SIDANER, Paris France  16:34 Jun 14, 2007 

    Tessar 2,8/50 T 3882317 Carl Zeiss Jena
    J’ai achet?? depuis peu cet objectif pour 15??? son piqu?? est mpressionnant et son bokeh t??s artisstique, il reste tr??s bon d??s qu’on ne s’approche pas trop d’une source lumineuse sinon on remarque des traces de flare.
    celui ci ne ferme que jusqu’?? 16 et la distance est gradu??e de 0,5 ?? 15m +l’infini

  • juan rino, buenos aires, argentina  20:23 Feb 26, 2008 

    It’s a classic. Very good at F/ 8, 11 and 16. Not MC because with 4 elements in 3 groups, it no sense. Cheap lense. better than the triplets with 3 elements, and no better than the sonnar with 5 o 6 elements nor planar with 6 and 7 elements.

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