Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 200mm f/2.8-22.0

Lens categoryMedium Telephoto
Vendor nameCarl Zeiss Jena
Type nameSonnar
Focal min (mm)200
Focal max (mm)200
Focus min (cm)220
Aperture max2.8
Aperture min22
Filter size (mm)77
Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 200mm f/2.8-22.0

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  • Hansjoerg During  18:48 Dec 27, 2005 

    Dear Sir,
    According my knowledge.This Zeiss Sonnar lens 200mm f2.8 has been constructed only in a relative small quantity and all based on the same lens calculation dateing from 29.04.77.

    All these lenses were produced with a M42 mount. However I did not undestand, if this lens is for a medium format cammera. If yes, is it possible to change the mount to put on an Pentacon 6 mount for example? Does somebody know about it?

    The serial numbers from this lens are from 10.227.907 to 10.954.978 for the production from 1977 until 80.
    At the begin of the 80’s the serial numbers got reset to 1001 and there has been a production from 1984 to 1989 with serial numbers from 1001 to 6901.
    Does somebody know which one are multicoated and which not?

    I am used to manual analog photographie and like to use a Zeiss lens on a 35mm Camera as well as on a Medium format. I do this already with a Zeiss Sonnnar 300mm f4.0 with astonishing good results.
    Thanks in advance, if someone can give me more information on the Zeiss 200mm f2.8
    The s

  • Jason, WANG; Beijing,China  06:30 Jan 18, 2006 

    Hi Sir, Let me try to answer someof your question. This lens is not for medium format camera, is medium tele lens, use to all cameras with M42 mount or some cameras with M42 adaptor enve modern digital cameras such as Canon EOS digital cameras. I have the lens and its number is 2783. It’s the MC lens.

  • Yu-Lin Chan  20:23 Oct 18, 2006 

    Another great lens from Zeiss. This is a very heavy lens, which weighs more than 1kg, and it does not have a tripod collar, which makes hand holding very difficult. However, the optically superior results is well worth the inconveniences. To the editors, here is the picture of the lens itself if you want to use it for the database:

    Pictures taken with this lens:

  • Denis Olivier  10:57 Mar 10, 2011 

    Very big 200mm, but what a beautiful lens! And very sharp.


  • Emmanuel Corr?ia  10:59 Mar 10, 2011 

    I can’t resiste to use this lens wide open.

    Arbre sur la plage

  • Emmanuel Corr?ia  10:59 Mar 10, 2011 

    Big lens , and heavy 1,2kg ! Built like a tank .
    Sharp even at f2.8 .

    Lourd! 1,2kg , pas facile de se balader avec ?a autour du cou.
    Par contre bon d?s la pleine ouverture .

    Lucie sur le ponton.

  • Virtual Private Server  16:22 Sep 09, 2017 

    Ai-S иногда делает эффект мятой бумаги в боке, смотрится довольно необычно, да и диафрагма более ровная, чем у Sonnar. Здорово, когда в обзоре такое количество портретных фотографий, и не только портретных, когда можно посмотреть объектив в разных жанрах.

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