Carl Zeiss Jena Triotar 135mm f/4.0-22.0

Lens categoryShort Telephoto
Vendor nameCarl Zeiss Jena
Type nameTriotar
Product year1949
Focal min (mm)135
Focal max (mm)135
Focus min (cm)120
Aperture max4
Aperture min22
Element(s)3
Diaphragm blades6
Filter size (mm)49
Carl Zeiss Jena Triotar 135mm f/4.0-22.0

The Triotar is basically the same lens as used pre-war and remounted from a medium Format standard lens. Thus its most characteristic aspect is the long tube mount with the lens placed well forward. It was suppose to be the economical alternative to the 135 Sonnar. Were initially made in a heavy slim barrel with manual aperture and later light alloy pre-set mount. There were version of the len s stopping down to 16, later 22, and a few going to 45 ( The same basic lens head as used in Exakta for macro work, the 45 is for DOF )

The f45 versions were made for use with the Ihagee Exakta Kolpofot, a very strong ring flash for medical use. This f45 Triotar lenses were made in Exakta mount, not M42 mount.
The earlier versions of the Triotar (also in M42 and M40) had a normal diaphragm setting. KR

Confirm there were version made in M42 mount which stop down to f/45 and also f/32 where the normal version stop down to f/22 , actual example being examined and eyeballed myself – FR

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  • Pawel Palamarczuk  11:33 Jan 24, 2006 

    CZJ Triotar 4/135 is not tele objective, becouse its lenght is the same as the focal distance. The weight of the objective is 444g.

  • Pawel Palamarczuk  11:35 Jan 24, 2006 

    Ive forgotten – the diafragm of CZJ Triotar 4/135 has not 6 bud 16 blades.

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