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Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar (modified mount) 50mm F2.8 1Q 8 iris blades

Sharpness 
 9.0
Aberrations 
 8.0
Bokeh 
 10.0
Handling 
 9.0
Value 
 10.0
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Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar (modified mount) 50mm F2.8 1Q 8 iris blades

Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar (modified mount) 50mm F2.8 1Q 8 iris blades
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Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar (modified mount) 50mm F2.8 1Q 8 iris blades
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Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar (modified mount) 50mm F2.8 1Q 8 iris blades
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Description:
Jena Tessar borrowed from an old Werra I (DDR) camera, mounted in a spare K mount.
Is a 1961 1Q (first quality) standard lens, performances are what you expect from the best "aluminium" Tessars.
Sharp when stopped down a bit, nice colours and fantastic bokeh ( has 8 iris blades).
Lens hood is the original one, when reversed act as a
total covering cap: very cool when mounted on a modern DSLR !
Mount Type: Pentax K



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Registered: September, 2015
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Lens Review Date: September 20, 2015 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: sharp (if stopped down a bit), nice colour and bokeh
Cons: none, just remember it's a little manual lens...
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 9    Value: 10    Camera Used: Pentax ist DS   

Jena Tessar borrowed from an old Werra I (DDR) camera, mounted in a spare K mount.
Is a 1961 1Q (first quality) standard lens, performances are what you expect from the best "aluminium" Tessars.
Sharp when stopped down a bit, nice colours and fantastic bokeh ( has 8 iris blades).
Lens hood is the original one, when reversed act as a total covering cap: very cool when mounted on a modern DSLR !

I'm very fond of this lens, because was mounted on an old Werra I camera (coming from East Germany) that my father used from 1961 on
to make B&W portraits in my family (my mother, sister and myself...), so when the Werra's Prestor RVS 750 shutter died, I decided to move
the valuable Tessar on a spare original Pentax K mount; I'm very happy of the results!

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