Meyer Orestegon 29mm f/2.8 M42 Lens Review

One of the forgotten master pieces, Meyer-Optik produced high quality lenses, but these days people don't know about anything that. I have almost all Meyer and Carl Zeiss Jena lenses and I tell you guys, Meyer products same high quality lenses than Zeiss.

Vendor name
Product year
Meyer-Optik Orestegon
Focal min (mm)
Focal max (mm)
Focus min(cm)
Aperture maxAperture min
Body Mount
2.8 22 M42|Exakta
Barrel length(mm)
Weight (g)
7 elents in 6 groups 52 240
Filter size (mm)
Angular field
55 23

I like on this lens everything, it has solid build quality, render very sharp contrasty images. Color is excellent , what can I say more ? Grab one if you can you won't be dissapointed.


Meyer Orestegon 29mm f/2.8 M42

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Comments (2)
Great lens
2Sunday, 04 July 2010 07:57
this is a great lens for me. i owned czj flektogon 35/2.8, A.Takumar 35/3.5, Mir-10 37/2.8, czj P 28/2.8, Rolleinar 35/2.8; this is my 1st choice.
Nice lens, but not so sharp.
1Saturday, 13 February 2010 07:37
I own two copies of this lens. The build quality is solid. As for most DDR lenses there is almost 100% chance that the helicoil grease has gone bad and needs replacement. This is not a problem since DDR lenses are extremely easy to service. The reasons are the super simple m42 aperture coupling and the oversized mechanics forced by their less exact manufacturing methods. If you are mechanically inclined you should give it a go.
The optical performance of this lens is passable, but not stellar. It is on par with Japanese OEM manufacturers of the time (Tokina, Sigma, Tamron), but not as good as e.g. Pentax Takumar or Canon FD lenses.

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