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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...

Carl Zeiss Jena Topogon 25mm 4

The Carl Zeiss Jena Topogon 25mm 4 lens is one of the first super wide-angle lenses manufactured for the 35mm film format. The initial design of the Topogon dates back to 1933 when Robert...

Contax G adapter guide

First the good news: it is possible to use Contax G mount lenses on modern digital cameras. The Contax G mount was introduced in 1994 and was used by two cameras: The Contax G1...

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm 2.8

The Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35 2.8 was the primary prime 35mm lens from the East German Carl Zeiss Jena company during the fifties, sixties and early seventies. It was produced for a quarter...

Pentax Takumar 35mm 3.5 Lens review

The Takumar 35 3.5 is a wide angle prime lens manufactured by Pentax. It was introduced in 1959 and was produced for several decades. These lenses were built for their Pentax-K and Spotmatic cameras....

Carl Zeiss Distagon 25 2.8

The Carl Zeiss Distagon 25 is a highly sought after wide angle lens. The distagon lenses are retrofocus lenses that are renowned for their remarkably short minimum focusing distance, sharpness and minimum distortion. The Distagon...

Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75 – 1.5

The Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75/1.5 is one of the most sought after vintage lenses. It is renowned and adored for its’ unique bokeh which makes it a favourite among portraiture photographers. The lens...

Leica Summicron 35mm F2 Leitz Wetzlar

The Summicron 35 1:2 was introduced in 1958. It was initially designed by legendary Walter Mandler – who was responsible for a range of other groundbreaking lens designs. The 35 Summicron is still in...