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Carl Zeiss Jena

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 2/58 red T 10 blades M42 silver

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 2/58 red T 10 blades M42 silver

Regular price $229.99 USD
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Maximum Aperture: f/2.0

Custom Bundle: Yes

Mount: M42

Focal Length: 58mm

MPN: Does Not Apply

Year Manufactured: 1950s

Exterior Material: Aluminum

Brand: Carl Zeiss Jena

Series: Zeiss Biotar T

Type: High Quality,Standard

Focus Type: Manual

Camera Type: SLR

Camera Technology: Film

Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany

Focal Length Type: Fixed/Prime

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar f/2 58mm red T M42 lens

Pre-Set version 1950-1954. T coated.
Excellent working condition.
The lens was recently cleaned and lubed by professional - very good focus and aperture movement.  The glass is clean - no fungus, no haze. There is some small bubbles in the glass, normal for vintage Zeiss lenses. Aperture blades show minor wear and no oil on them. Lens comes with caps. Focus turns smooth.
Nice high quality lens. 10 blades aperture.

It's surprisingly sharp even at f/2 in the center, with nice colors but heavy vignetting. From f/4 it is sharp and high-contrast right to the edge with a characteristic, softly rendered «swirling bokeh». With an aperture of 2.8, you can create beautiful, round bubbles, known as "cat eyes". So properties
that today's lens calculations no longer show and therefore often make modern lenses appear clinical. But that's exactly what makes it so appealing: anyone who uses the Biotar 2/58 creatively will have a lot of fun with it - it has its very own analogue character.


Usual shipping time (with tracking) to EU 7-25 days, USA and Canada 10-35 days, other world 15-45 days. 

This is a used item and may have traces of usage. Purchasing old/vintage/used equipment please make sure it is compatible with your new cameras, lenses etc. you are going to use it with. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. 

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Full refund will be issued after I receive the item back. Buyers have to pay for the return shipping, except for receiving wrong or defective items. In those cases I will cover your shipping expenses (applied only for economy international shipping services).
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