Tagged: 50mm

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...

Top 5 vintage 50mm prime lenses for under 50$

There are a lot of different 50mm prime lenses available in the used market. The abundance of choice can be overwhelming. Here is my list (in no specific order) to help you find an ideal 50mm...

Summilux-R 50mm 1.4 – Leica-R

The Summilux-R 50mm 1.4 was produced for the now discontinued Leica R line of SLR cameras. Developed by Heinz Marquardt in 1967, the Summilux-R had a very long production run, ranging from 1970 to...

Carl Zeiss Planar History – Part 3

After the ups and downs of the partnership with Rollei, Zeiss found stability in the Contax project, launched in 1974 with the Japanese Yashica company. After years of struggling and of coming out beaten...