Thursday, October 17, 2013

Photo Set with Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 200mm f2.8

Maybe I am getting old, but I don't like to lug big heavy lenses for shooting anymore. This Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 200mm f2.8 is huge compared to a modern Canon AF version, and at almost twice the weight. Strangely, it balances much better on the bigger Canon bodies than the NEX camera. I even get reasonably good in-focus ratio using the optical viewfinder to focus.

As I wrote before, this lens is best used on large sensor cameras, or on low density sensors. The 5D II is a good match for lens. If you need a long lens that gives you thin depth of field, and works on pretty much most camera systems, this one is a good choice, and it's quite a commonly available lens too.

All pictures below were taken with the Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 200mm f2.8 on Canon 5D Mark II.  


  1. You always have excellent pictures, in my opinion, but the second shot (the bicyclers) are breathtaking. Spectacular!

  2. so, just wondering ... is that your comments on MF lenses dot com?