Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2

(2 customer reviews)

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 is a camera glass that is used for taking photos. It has a high aperture value which makes it brighter than other lenses. It has 12 aperture blades which help to create a beautiful bokeh effect. This lens is manually focused, meaning that you have to adjust the focus yourself. It has lens elements which help to improve the quality of the image. It also has lens coating which helps to reduce glare and improve contrast. This lens was manufactured a long time ago, but it is still popular among photographers. It has a sturdy build quality which makes it durable. It has a resolution that is good enough for most photography needs. There are alternatives to this lens, but it is still considered to be one of the best lenses in its class.

Optical design

Bright lens thanks to the high aperture value Has 12 aperture blades, this lens has a beautiful bokeh.

Physical characteristics

46 mm long, this small lens should alway be in the camera bag. 49 mm lens filter diameter, you are one step from the next standard filter size, buy step-up ring and bigger filter but you can chose from plenty options. Weights 210 grams so consider putting to your camera bag.

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Basic data

MountsExakta, M42
FormatFull frame
FocusingManual Focus


Filter (mm)49
Length (mm)46
Min focus (m)0.5
Weight (g)210
Focal Length (mm)58

Overall rating

based on 25 reviews

bokeh (5)

mechanical quality (4.44)

optical quality (4.21)

usability (3.88)

value (5)


2 reviews for Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2


    21 user rated as 4.5/5


    25 user rated as 4.04/5

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