Showcase Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35 f2.4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Tom in Delaware, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Tom in Delaware

    Tom in Delaware Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 15, 2012
    This lens is a later design than the CZJ 35 f2.8 lens. This is a M42 version, very close focusing.

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  2. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Nice pictures, especially #3. I'd love this lens, but damn it's expensive!
  3. Tom in Delaware

    Tom in Delaware Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 15, 2012
    This CZJ Flektogon was free, a friend gave it to me with his old Spotmatic. Glad I did not have to buy it, they have been going up in price.
  4. foto2021

    foto2021 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 5, 2011
    SE England

    I have one of these lenses from the time I used a Canon EOS 5D with a selection of Carl Zeiss glass, mainly in Contax mount. I was keeping it until prices peaked then I intended to sell it on.

    I did not use the Jena Flektogon 35mm f/2.4 often because I preferred a Carl Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4 on the 5D, so the Flektogon stayed in storage. Along with the 5D, the Distagon has long gone together with its Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.7 and 85mm f/1.4 cousins, all truly lovely lenses.

    But your fine results with the Flektogon have made me reconsider, and I have today ordered an M42 to m4/3 adapter. Thank you!
  5. stimilek

    stimilek Mu-43 Rookie

    Flektogon wide open on Pany G6
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  6. minnnt

    minnnt Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 22, 2014
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  7. minnnt

    minnnt Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 22, 2014
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  8. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Minnnt - what fstop is that portrait taken at?
  9. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Ivy_flektogon.jpg A few recent shots - the close focus on this lens is amazing, and it's decently sharp wide open. Not cheap for an 80's East German lens, but probably the best 35mm I've used:

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