🇺🇦 Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2, s/n 3477543 – the father of Helios-44 lenses!


Original Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 2/58mm

Classic swirly bokeh vintage lens

Quality: Made in Germany!

Camera is NOT SERVICED and sold as is – no warranty of any kind is given on camera

1 in stock

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Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 in very good condition!


Standard fast 58mm f/2 lens in m42 mount. Great for photo & video on DSLR via adaptors(m42 to Nikon/Canon etc), mirrorless systems: Sony NEX, Olympus Pen, Panasonic G, Canon EOS M, Nikon 1, FujiFilm X-mount etc.

Legendary German 58mm Biotar lens which Soviet clones are so popular today on all camera systems!




This is classic silver m42 version with preset aperture.


The lens s/n 3477543 is in good overall condition.

Lens has few visible signs of normal use on barrel, filter ring is slightly deformed. Glass is clean and clear, no fungus.

Front lens has slight haze and some micro scratches which might affect image quality in certain lighting conditions.

Mechanics are very good – focus is smooth and even.

Aperture blades are free from oil.


Creates beautiful Biotar style bokeh – out of focus highlights are rendered as beautiful discs, making the background swirly.



Mount: M42 screw mount
Focal length: 58mm
Aperture range: 2 – 22
Nr. of aperture blades: 10
Filter size: 49mm
Min. focusing distance: 0.5 m
Focus: manual

This product ships from 🇺🇦Ukraine usually within the same business day!

Included the Praktica FX2 camera body is unlike all other cameras in this store are sold WITHOUT SERVICE.

Although shutter appears to be working – no warranty is given on the camera. It is recommended to have it serviced by qualified tech before using it with film.

also included Praktica FX2 in "as is" condition

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