Fancy Belt #2 - NEX-5N & Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 5cm f3.5 Exaktar. Click for larger picture.
The Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 5cm f3.5 lens used in this shot reminds me how much I have missed the old Henry's Outlet Store. My friend Paul knew I like using old and odd stuff so he would sometimes save some of these kind of lenses for me. They usually cost $5 to $10, which was very reasonable.
This lens is about half the size of the Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f2.8 (M42 version). Very tiny with the same red T coating, the predecessor to the famous T* coating. Last time I said in this blog entry that the the 50mm f2.8 was the first Tessar lens I had that had the circular aperture, and it was wrong. This Tessar 5cm f3.5 also has circular aperture and I have had it for many years. Both Tessars are wonderful lenses and a joy to use.