Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Tessar 50mm f/2.8

(2 customer reviews)

This camera glass was manufactured in East Germany, and it has four lens elements that are coated to reduce glare and improve image quality. It was produced during the Soviet era, and it is known for its excellent build quality and durability. The lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.8, which allows for great low light performance and shallow depth of field. It is a manual focus lens, which means that the photographer has full control over the focus, and it can be used with a variety of cameras with the appropriate adapter. The resolution of this photographic lens is excellent, and it produces sharp images with good contrast. The bokeh, or the quality of the out-of-focus areas, is also very pleasing. Overall, the Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Tessar 50mm f/2.8 Зебра is a high-quality lens that is perfect for photographers who want a versatile, durable, and affordable option for their full-frame camera. There are alternatives to this lens, but few can match its combination of quality, price, and history.

Optical design

Bright lens thanks to the high aperture value Has 5 aperture blades, this number of blades are commonly used. Having rounded blades provides out of focus circle shape closer to a circle.

Physical characteristics

45 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 180 grams so convinient to carry.

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Basic data

FormatFull frame
FocusingManual Focus


Filter (mm)49
Length (mm)45
Min focus (m)0.35
Weight (g)180
Focal Length (mm)50

Overall rating

based on 13 reviews

bokeh (5)

mechanical quality (3.38)

optical quality (3.93)

usability (3.92)

value (5)


2 reviews for Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Tessar 50mm f/2.8


    12 user rated as 3.99/5


    30 user rated as 3.94/5

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