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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8 as a Close-Up Lens
One of the unique traits of Flektogon lenses is the extreme close-up capabilities. For the 35mm f2.8, the closest focus distance is 0.18m (0.6 ft). This opens up some unique possibilities; you can use the lens as a pseudo macro lens. Also notable is the very nice bokeh, at least from the 35mm f2.8 Flektogon. In some cases, wide angle lenses do not have pleasing bokeh, especially those with aspherical elements.
Kaiser's Crown - Canon 5D Mark II & Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8. Click for larger.
Tulips - Canon 5D Mark II & Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8. Click for larger.
Pink Tulip - Canon 5D Mark II & Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8.