Just before Christmas I picked up a Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.4 in M42 mount which I had heard very good reports about.
I have a few old M42 mount cameras and decided to test it with my trusty Praktica MTL 5B and some expired Kodak Colorplus. It was a pretty cold day but clear skies and quite bright sunshine which I hoped would not be a problem as I did not have a lens hood.
To be fair even with the slight haze from the sun the lens performed really well and I imagine if I had used Ektar and shot out of the sun then the sharpness of this lens would shine. More info on this classic lens can be found here :
When wide open the out of focus areas are quite creamy and I would like to shoot some colourful night shots with it next time.
Overall I am very pleased with this lens and especially as I had it for peanuts that was a bonus.
Well I managed to complete this challenge of 52 rolls ( I actually shot way more to be fair ) and really enjoyed the experience and following how everyone else got on throughout the year.
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5 thoughts on “Week 52 – Carl Zeiss Jena Flextogon 35mm f2.4”
Oh wow these are gorgeous!
Beauty! May have to keep an eye out for one to shoot on my a6000!
Hi Tim, I have a similar lens (35/2.8) in Exacta mount. I just did a camera review on the Emulsive.org website and posted some of the images made using it. It is a beautiful lens.
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