Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 200mm f/2.8

(2 customer reviews)

The lens has a wide aperture of f/2.8, which makes it suitable for low light conditions and shallow depth of field. The build quality is excellent, with high-quality glass elements and lens coating that reduce glare and improve image contrast. The lens was manufactured several decades ago, so it may not have the latest features found in modern lenses. However, it is still a popular choice among photographers who appreciate its unique bokeh and sharpness. It is a manual focus lens, so it requires some skill and patience to use effectively. The lens has 7 elements in 6 groups, which is a standard configuration for a lens of this type. The lens has a long focal length of 200mm, which makes it ideal for portrait and wildlife photography. Overall, the Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 200mm f/2.8 lens is a high-quality optics that produces stunning images with excellent resolution and contrast.

Optical design

With high brightness value, it has the ability to collect light even in poor lighting conditions Has 7 aperture blades, mid-grade lenses usually have this amount of blades. Having rounded blades provides out of focus circle shape closer to a circle.

Physical characteristics

Weights 1200 grams so it is a heavy lens, consider using its own lens bag. 146 mm long, with this size carry only if you use it. 77 mm lens filter diameter, commonly filter size, you have plenty of possibilities this lens deserves a good quality filter.

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Basic data

FormatFull frame
FocusingManual Focus


Filter (mm)77
Length (mm)146
Min focus (m)2.2
Weight (g)1200
Focal Length (mm)200

Overall rating

based on 9 reviews

bokeh (5)

mechanical quality (4)

optical quality (4.33)

usability (3.55)

value (5)


2 reviews for Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 200mm f/2.8


    4 user rated as 4.55/5


    9 user rated as 3.91/5

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