What really sets the 20mm Flektogon apart from other super wide angle lenses is not only the close focusing distance but also that it is a relatively sharp lens at f2.8. This makes it suitable for available light photography in most cases.
Obviously all this goodness comes at a price premium with the 20mm Flektogon being about twice as expensive as the Carl Zeiss Flektogon 35mm. The Flektogon does not only offer outstanding image quality but this lens is also remarkable due to its' extremely short focusing range of only 19cm, which is pretty amazing for such a wide angle lens. This enables you to get really close to your subjects creating almost fish-eye looking images and distorting effects.Obviously this rules out "natural looking" portraiture images if the subject is too close. When you focus to infinity, the distortion is really minimal and you do get authentic looking pictures. The lens offers a massive field of view which is especially handy for landscape and architecture photography. The colours and sharpness are really good, although in my opinion not as good as the Carl Zeiss Flektogon 35mm. Especially in the corners you do get some softness when shot wide open. If you have the opportunity to acquire one of these jewels go for it - you won't regret it! Name: Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 2.8/20mm. Lens scheme: 9 elements in 8 groups. Closest focusing distance: 0.19m.
Body is in excellent condition. Lens barrel accept light-filter well. Front and Rear glass are clean from scratches. No dust, no haze or fungus inside.
Aperture blades are clean of oil. The aperture moves nicely at every aperture position. The aperture-control ring turns smoothly and accurate. The focusing ring turns smoothly and precise.
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