Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Sonnor 300mm f4 and the Fuji GFX 50s
The possibility of using a modern digital medium format camera like the Fuji GFX 50s with almost any vintage medium format lens ever made is exciting and just makes my creative juices start to flow. One of these vintage lenses is the Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Sonnor 300mm f4. There were so many legacy lenses produced. Therefore, their are many to choose from. There are many pros and cons to using vintage lenses on modern digital cameras which I won’t go into here, but a separate post on that topic is coming.
The Jena DDR 300mm lens I tested has the Pentacon Six mount. It is the most modern version of the lens, therefore it has multi coating. The older versions only had a single layer or no coating. This is the 3rd Carl Zeiss Jena DDR lens I have reviewed. So far, these lenses have all been outstanding optically, well constructed, and super fun to create photographs with.