Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Sonnar 2.8/180 Review

Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Sonnar 2.8/180. Review

Jonathan's picture
Hi, Really like the review you put here. I just got the same lens (I think it should be the fifth edition because it got MC letter in its title). I am a Canon shooter and I have 70D and several 600D, and I tried to use it without the adapter and I was blown away by its image quality and the bokeh it creates. This lens really shine, mine is broken the aperture ring, so I can only shoot in wide open, f/2.8. I was wondering if you can help me find the adapter for EF/EF-S cameras, so that I can start shooting video with this lens.
Olivier's picture
Here is a Pentacon 6 to EOS mount adapter:
Otakar Šulc's picture
Your aperture ring is most probably don't broken. I get it it's not working but the reason is probably old grease on aperture. Take it to same servis. They take the old grease from aperture and aply new one and it will be working like a new.
Allan's picture
what is the minimum focus distance for this lens adapted to Nikon? I recently bough one but unable to focus after adapting to Sony A6000. It comes with P6 to M42 adapter, then I added M42 to Sony E mount adaptor. The minimum focus is crazy too far....
Ivan K's picture
Minimum focus distance must be same as in specs, 1.7m. If you have different, your adapter is not correct.
Allan's picture
Right, the adapter that I had was not correct. The lens is great! Although the lens suffers from color fringing so bad, but can easily be corrected. I love the lenses, both 180mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4.0
Mahmoud Rashad's picture
I recently got the lens, I heard about it too much positive talking, but unfortunately I have two problems, first: the aperture ring its not working so I can shot only using f2.8, second: the sharpness (on nikon D800 + pentacon m42 adapter + screw adapter) is barely accepted when I tested this lens before on sony NEX with only one adapter and the sharpness was great any comments please?
Allan's picture
get the pentacon 6 to nikon adapter...
Sinan's picture
What is the version of 7 bladed one. I have one with seven blades and Carl Zeiss Jena DDR on name plate
Arved's picture
Yes, I also have seven blades. Everything else matches description of version number 5.
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