Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 1.4 55

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  • Alex

    I like your reviews in this site !!! Nice samples and a superb lens.

    Just to add that this a copy of the then state-of-the-art and famous CZ Contarex 1.4/55 of 1962 . Of-course it’s impossible to use it in a DSLR (got a 5DII too) but only in a new mirrorless ….

    There is also a option to get a more “modern” clone using multicoating elements in the form of a 70s Tomioka 1.4/55 😉 Tomioka copied the 1959 Oberchochen lens patent just after it expired.
    There is over 40 Japanese rebrands of this Tomioka lens in the market but to find a true Tomioka one is a tricky one unless it is writen in the front ring e.x Chinon-Tomioka.

    • Thanks for your insights Alex. Glad you like the site!

    • Mischa Bachmann

      The Contarex 55/1.4 is even more expensive than the Pancolar 55/1.4..
      I really love my radioactive Pancolar 50/1.8 and might at some point gather some money to be able to afford the 55/1.4 if it’s even better 🙂

  • Q4living

    I saw there is a Praktica B mount Carl Zeiss with 50mm 1.4 which seems a earlier version of 1.4 55mm. Is there any review on this? thanks

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