Vintage Camera Lenses Vintage Photography from Analog to Zeiss

Spiratone 135mm 1.8 Admiral Sun lens review

I rarely buy new gear anymore. Most prices have become too crazy to justify spending that much. Luckily I have amassed most of my vintage gear about a decade ago and hundreds of lenses...

Leica Summilux-M 35mm 1.4

Launched in 1960 and still part of the Leica lens line-up nowadays, the Summilux-M 35 1.4 is the top of the line 35mm wide-angle lens for Leica M cameras. The Summilux is the big...

Carl Zeiss Planar 2/45 – Contax G

The Carl Zeiss Planar 2/45 was manufactured from 1994 until 2005. It was the kit lens of the illustrious Contax G series of cameras. Known for their sharpness and lack of distortion, all Planar...

Pentacon Prakticar 1.8 50 MC

The Pentacon Prakticar 1.8 50mm was the prime lens for the ‘Praktica B’ system. The ‘Praktica B’ system was introduced in 1979 and was the last big push of the East German camera industry....

Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/2 for Contarex

The Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/2 for Contarex was the first Planar type lens for 24x36mm systems reaching production. The Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f2 was the standard prime kit lens of the Carl...