Carl Zeiss Biotar 1:2 58mm


Since I don’t have a Helios 40-2 yet, thought I’d try out the new to me Biotar I just got, and it seems to craft a moving, painterly bokeh. This tiny pinky toe of a lens also has 18 blades in the iris. Crazy right!?!

It’s like shooing through 12 Promist filters with this old lens… a ton of diffusion.

Biotar Test from nortega on Vimeo.

And here are some stills (no color correction) for study: