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Carl Zeiss 20mm F2.8 Flektogon MC

Sharpness 
 8.0
Aberrations 
 9.0
Bokeh 
 7.0
Handling 
 10.0
Value 
 9.0
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100% of reviewers $65.00 7.33
Carl Zeiss 20mm F2.8 Flektogon MC

Carl Zeiss 20mm F2.8 Flektogon MC
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Carl Zeiss 20mm F2.8 Flektogon MC
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Description:
Focal lenght: 20mm
Aperture range: 2.8 - 22
Nr. of aperture blades: 6
Filter size: 67mm
Min. focusing distance: 0.19 m
Special feature: MC (multicoating)
Focus: manual
Mount: M42 screw mount
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Registered: January, 2016
Location: Warsaw
Posts: 32
Lens Review Date: April 30, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: 20mm, colors.
Cons: Price !!
Sharpness: 8    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 7    Handling: 10    Value: 9    Camera Used: K-3   

One of over-priced lenses in digital era. Very, very good with film.
On analog :
In sharpness this lens beat a lots ultra wide players.
In colors - Zeiss - Who using a Zeiss they know about I think.
But on digital -
Sharpness less dramatically - You must stopping this @f/8.
Contrast - big problem (?)

Generally good lens and this is all - legend of this lens ... only on film !
In Poland this is lens have a legend comparable with Holy Grail in this situation proce is too big for real value.
   
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Registered: October, 2008
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
Posts: 70
Lens Review Date: April 3, 2010 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $90.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Good overall performance
Cons: Overpriced, built quality, overestimated

This is a nice vintage lens with above average performance as we tested it with a friend in a lab. Although if you are not a hardcore collector and intend to use it other than a display piece avoid paying 250-300 GBP (prices are rising) for you can find better and more convenient alternative around for the same price or a bit more.

Picture quality is acceptable in the centre but a bit soft on the edges. The biggest weakness of the lens is the built quality. Aperture tends to become sticky so be careful if you decide to buy one.

I recommend this lens but only if you can get it at a reasonable price, let's say up to 100-150 GBP depending on condition. Otherwise avoid it as it is a waste of money for its inconvenient dated design.
   
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Registered: August, 2009
Location: Hanoi
Posts: 4
Lens Review Date: December 3, 2009 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $40.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: color, bokeh, contrast, CA control, low distortion
Cons: sharpness, slow

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