One of the most wanted Carl Zeiss lens generally.This is very good lens for macro photography too. It is render very sharp images like Sonnar 135 mm or Konica Hexanon normal and short-telephoto lens.
Some CZJ Flektogon 35mm f2.4 Flowers..... I Just Love this lens, itâ€™s a wide or a macro! Better than my excellent 28-70 L.
walshy (Manual Focus Forum)
I have used and ownn pretty much almost every variation of the CZJ lens and also most Takumars. IMHO image quality of the CZJ is pictorially better than the Takumars but the Takumars are indeed better build. And as the 35mm goes, the CZJ 35/2.4 is far better than any of the Takumars
by (Franka T. Lieu)
Personally I love tele shooting and close-up photography, my Nikon D50 can't focus infinity with M42 lenses, so I can share only close focusing experience with this lens. I tested many normal lenses Tessar, Pancolar, Industar, Biotar etc and I have Kiron 105mm, Tamron SP 90 macro lenses so I have good compare basic how good this Flektogon in close-up photography. If you have no budget to buy dedicated macro lenses or you do close-up photography less frequently than others, Flektogon 35mm excellent choice as multipurpose lens. Under travel also give us good help, because I don't think so good idea to bring macro lenses, this lens good for general landscapes and close-ups too. Colors, contrast, sharpness and build quality just excellent.