Ben Sullivan

Founder at Ayrne
Artist, Traveler, and Lover of the Beauty of Life

The Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm f/2.8 is a practical, minimalistic vintage lens that features rock-solid all metal body construction. While not the sharpest lens, its real super power is how resistant it is to flare.

This lens renders very well balanced images, making it very well suited for black and white photography. The dreamy quality you get off-center with the aperture wide open is ideal for portraits.  At f/4 the lens starts to become more sharp and is very sharp by f/8. Contrast also increases at this aperture.

 

Technical Specifications:

Focal Length (35mm format):50mm
Maximum Aperture:f/2.8
Minimum Aperture:f/22
Format:35mm Film
Angle of View (35mm format):46.8°
Focusing Distance:0.28m to Inifinity
Elements/Groups:4/3
Number of Blades:6
Optical resolution:45 lines/mm center, 23 lines/mm corners
Light coefficient:0.81
Autofocus:No – Full Manual
Filter size:49mm
Manufacturer:Carl Zeiss Jena

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Founder , Ayrne
I am an artist, traveler, and lover of the beauty of life
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