Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2) Lens
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Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)

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Key specs

  • 6
  • 4
  • Extending front
  • no
  • Telephoto
  • Full-frame (35mm)
  • , 75 mm
  • no
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Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2) Lens timeline

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Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2) Full Specifications

Image properties

Full-frame
, 75
nono

Aperture

1.5
22
yesyes
10
yesyes

Optics

Fixed
6
4
Optional

Focus

Extending front
nono
yesyes
31.50 in
yesyes
yesyes
nono

Dimensions

Telephoto
M42, EXA
1.23 lb
2.99 in
2.28 in
nono
yesyes
nono
nono
nono
nono

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2) Online Reviews


The Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75/1.5 is one of the most sought after vintage lenses. It is renowned and adored for its' unique bokeh which makes it a favourite among portraiture photographers. The lens uses a six lens gauss type optical formula. Famous lens designer Willi Merté developed the Biotar style lenses in 1927 for movie cameras. Merté continued developing and experimenting with his Biotar lens design and in 1938 the Biotar 75 was introduced. Sales slowly started picking up but the advent of World War II meant that very few copies were sold. Even back then, the Biotar 75 was an exclusive lens reserved for enthusiasts with deep pockets. After the second World War, production was relaunched and most copies available are post World War II copies. Second hand copies of the Biotar 75 are...Read more