Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA

AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA

Focal length - 135mm
Max. aperture - f/3.5
Min. aperture - f/22
Blades - 6
Min. Focus (m.) - 1

The big “S” on the front of the lens mean “Sonnar”.
This is AUS JENA export version of Sonnar, quality control was more careful than on other lenses.
Single coated. This lens takes pictures with visible chromatic aberration. Previous lenses that I tested did not have it so clear.
The photos are excellent in terms of colors that are not saturated and sharpness which is visible in every detail, sharp image from the full open aperture.
You need to press the pin or button to make the aperture close (otherwise it’s wide open all the time).
The button is placed in a comfortable position and works very well.


Optics: ★★★★☆
Sharp, true colors, visible chromatic aberration

Ergonomics: ★★★★☆
A very pleasant to use. Quick and precise.

Build quality: ★★★★☆
Solid metal with true glass. Little heavy. 

Market value / value of subjective: ★★★★☆
Less than $ 150 is a very good price.

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample


Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample


Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Here are some sample pictures.

They were made with Sony Alpha 300.
All photos without amendment in graphics programs.

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample

Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm / f:3.5 ZEBRA a.k.a. AUS JENA DDR S 1:3.5 f=135 ZEBRA sample