filters for Carl Zeiss lenses.

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by tomd2004, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. tomd2004

    tomd2004 Guest

    Hello, I'm new to photography and am having trouble with filters. I'm
    using an old Praktica MTL3 with Carl Zeiss lenses (flektogon 2.4/35).
    I've looked on the internet to try to find filters but all the info is
    overwhelming. How do I figure out what size filter I need? There seems
    to be a screw thread on the inside lip of the lense but when a friend
    lent me a 52mm circular polarising filter to try it looked as though it
    should screw onto the outside of a lense. I feel silly asking but I'm
    really confused.
    tomd2004, Jun 24, 2006
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    eM eL Guest

    You'll need 49 mm filters (49 x 0.75 mm.)
    And the manufacturer of the lens is Carl Zeiss Jena in East Germany. If you
    say just "Carl Zeiss" it implies the West German outfit different (and
    making much better stuff) than the commies in East Germany.

    eM eL, Jun 24, 2006
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    Peter Irwin Guest

    The Flektogon 35/2.4 is an excellent lens.
    It definitely uses 49mm filters. Many of the
    CZJ lenses for Praktica and many of the old
    Pentax lenses used the same filter size, so
    the 49mm filters you buy will fit a lot of lenses.

    Peter Irwin, Jun 24, 2006
  4. Carl Zeiss west is *Much* better than Jena?
    Methinks someone is overwhelmed by ideological prejudices and a certain
    lack of knowledge...

    Having used both lineups extensively, I can say that *some* Carl Zeiss
    lenses are "better" than their Jena equivalents, just as the opposite is
    true in other cases.

    The "commies" - among other things - pioneered the retro focus
    super-wide angle lens, and the Flektogon 20mm f/4.0 is better than
    anything Canon has ever made in that FL.
    Chris Loffredo, Jun 24, 2006
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    Andrew Price Guest

    So are the medium format Flektogon 50 and Sonnar 180. They came out
    of the original Carl Zeiss factory in Jena, using original designs and
    produced by highly skilled employees who took pride in their work.
    Andrew Price, Jun 24, 2006
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    Andrew Price Guest

    "eM eL" is notorious on both counts. A disgruntled Polish emigrant
    fossil from the cold war era. Time he went back into the kill-file.
    Andrew Price, Jun 24, 2006
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