Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-19-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
Senior Member
frederik9111's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Antwerp, Belgium, Europe
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 125
Carl Zeiss (aus Jena) Flektogon 2.4/35mm (9 pics)

Great little gem!!

Until very recent, I only knew this little German lens by reputation. I've been following a few on eBay, but recent auctions ended very high!

By accident I stumbled across not one, but two of them! The first one I've found on the 2nd hand shelve of my favorite photography shop, and the other one, two days later, on a flee market just around the corner.

The first had a lazy diaphragm, but after 4 hours of tinkering, I've managed to get it back to live



Some first results with my new arrivals

1 until 4: shot with the left and probably most recent version: definitely sharper, but a bit more vignetting!
5 until 8: the oldest version, before I revived the diaphragm, so all wide open (F2.4)
8 is an unprocessed pixel crop, by the way.

1.



2.



3.



4.



5.



6.



7.



8.



03-29-2015, 02:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
antipattern's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Photos: Albums
Posts: 209
Here are some samples of my CSJ Flektogons. Quite remarkable lenses actually. I have the CSJ Flektogon MC 35/2.4 for M42 and the Prakticar 35/2.4 for the Prakticar PB mount.

Here is the M42 version:



Here is the PB version, held against the camera due to a lack of a proper mount. On Pentax K, it's only really useful for near macro photography.



03-29-2015, 03:40 PM   #3
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2014
Location: Minnesota
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,412
Very nice lens without that clinical Digital look.
11-05-2019, 04:11 AM - 1 Like   #4
amateur dirt farmer
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,077
my copy arrived this week and what a wonder it is...





11-05-2019, 04:12 AM   #5
amateur dirt farmer
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,077


11-05-2019, 04:13 AM - 1 Like   #6
amateur dirt farmer
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,077


11-07-2019, 08:01 AM - 1 Like   #7
amateur dirt farmer
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,077
interesting piece on Flektogon history and the multiple models:

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon Wide Angle Lens History and Review
01-02-2020, 04:22 AM   #8
amateur dirt farmer
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,077




01-04-2020, 07:06 AM   #9
amateur dirt farmer
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,077


01-04-2020, 07:06 AM   #10
amateur dirt farmer
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,077


01-04-2020, 07:07 AM   #11
amateur dirt farmer
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,077
01-05-2020, 07:17 PM   #12
amateur dirt farmer
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,077


01-05-2020, 07:18 PM   #13
amateur dirt farmer
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,077


01-05-2020, 07:20 PM   #14
amateur dirt farmer
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,077




01-05-2020, 07:20 PM   #15
amateur dirt farmer
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,077
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, diaphragm, pentax lens, sample photo, version
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: CARL ZEISS JENA DDR FLEKTOGON auto 2.4/35 MC PentaxMom Felua Sold Items 5 08-12-2011 12:40 AM
Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Flektogon M42 2.8/20mm and K-x davidvandoren Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 18 08-26-2010 05:14 PM
Anyone have Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f/2.4 (M42) hinman Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 28 11-06-2009 08:41 AM
For Sale - Sold: Carl Zeiss Jena MC Flektogon 35/2.4 (m42) AnttiM Sold Items 3 05-12-2009 09:25 AM
For Sale - Sold: Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Flektogon 35mm f/2.4 Close-focusing M42 Lens wallyb Sold Items 6 02-11-2009 10:29 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:44 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top