Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm f1.5 wide open on Sony A7.

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by M. Valdemar, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Leica Place Regular

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    Aug 5, 2013
    New York City
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  2. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    Your lens did very well in your hands. I am looking for such a 75/1.4 lens. The asking prices vary greatly online.
     
  3. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Leica Place Regular

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    Aug 5, 2013
    New York City
    I bought this lens in a flea market for $400. The glass was not scratched, but it had severe hazing. It has an Exakta mount. The seller knew the lens was worth something but he was not really sure, I talked him down from $700.

    I sent it to Youxin Ye, and it came back very smooth, with spotless glass. But it was still severely back focussing.

    One more trip to Youxin and the lens was just about perfect. I shoot it on my Sony A7 with an adapter. It is an early 1950's Zeiss Jena lens, with the high quality "Q" export markings. I'm pretty sure single coating.

    Total cost to me about $600 and lens is in excellent condition with excellent++ glass.