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Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2) vs Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX V

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2) Lens
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX V Lens
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Editiorial reviews
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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 lRead more
Photographer Horatio Tan takes us through a night of using the Zeiss 75mm f1.5 Biotar for portraiture. And the results? They're gorgeous.Read more
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Tokina's 12-28mm f4 II lens is amongst their excellent lineup of zoom lenses. Since our first impressions post, we've been playing with the lens a lot and getting up close and personal to many scenes.Read more
Find out if the Tokina 12-28mm lens is right for you.Read more
The Tokina AT-X 12-28mm F4 Pro DX is an affordable wide-angle lens for APS-C DSLR users. Incredibly well-built, the Tokina 12-28mm is a good match for larger cameras like the Canon EOS 7D that we tested it with. Read our Tokina AT-X 12-28mm F4 Pro DX Review to find out if it's worth considering instead of the Canon and Nikon alternatives.Read more
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Full Comparison

General

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX VTokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX V
Lens typeTelephotoWide angle
Lens mount
  • M42
  • EXA
Canon EF

Image properties

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX VTokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX V
Max Format size
Full-frame
APS-C
Focal length< 7512 - 28

Aperture

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX VTokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX V
Aperture max1.54
Number of diaphragm blades129

Focus

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX VTokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX V
Closest focusing distance0.80.3

Optics

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX VTokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX V
ConstructionFixedZoom

Design

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX VTokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX V
Colour of productChromeBlack
Hood suppliednoyes
Filter threadyesyes

Dimensions

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX VTokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX V
Weight15.87 oz19.05 oz
Length2.99 in3.55 in
Filter size2.28 in3.03 in

Pros & Cons

Pros
      Cons

          Often compared with Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm F1.5 (version 2)