Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8 T

The Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8 T is a high-quality photographic lens with a fast aperture. It is a manual focus lens that is compatible with full frame cameras. This lens has 12 aperture blades, which provides a beautiful bokeh effect. It is a lightweight lens that weighs only 112 grams and has a length of 45mm. The lens filter diameter is 40.5mm, which is close to the next standard filter size. This lens has a high-quality build and is made with multiple lens elements. The lens coating helps to reduce glare and improve image quality. The manufacturing time of this lens is not specified. The aperture value is f/2.8, which is considered fast. This lens provides high resolution and is suitable for a wide range of photographic applications. Overall, the Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8 T is a high-quality camera glass that is perfect for photographers who want a fast and lightweight lens with excellent image quality.

Optical design

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

Physical characteristics

45 mm long, this small lens should alway be in the camera bag. 40.5 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 112 grams so convinient to carry.

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Basic data

MountsExakta, M42
FormatFull frame
FocusingManual Focus


Filter (mm)40.5
Length (mm)45.2
Min focus (m)0.5
Weight (g)112
Focal Length (mm)50

Overall rating

based on 22 reviews

bokeh (5)

mechanical quality (4.36)

optical quality (4.29)

usability (4)

value (5)


1 review for Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8 T


    22 user rated as 4.14/5

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