Praktica FX2, Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50/1.8

Vintage Cameras, Vintage Lenses

“Praktica”, “Carl Zeiss Jena”, “Pentacon” or “Meyer Optik Görlitz” are very well known brands in East Germany and beyond. When I started with photography, my first camera was a Praktica. On Berlin flee markets you can find them quite often. Carl Zeiss Jena lenses, which are often coupled with Praktica cameras, are still a nice choice as adapted vintage lenses on modern digital cameras.

Zenit is a Russian SLR model with an Helios 44m lens. The Helios lens is a Russion copy of the well known pre-war Carl Zeiss Biotar 58/2. It can produce a very special swirly bokeh.

I took a few photos of a part of my camera and lens collection to show them in this gallery. Call it camera and lens porn…