Tagged: lens

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...

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....

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...

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...

Leica Elmarit-R 135mm f/2.8

The Leica Elmarit-R 135 2.8 is a prime lens manufactured for Leica R film cameras. The Elmarit was manufactured for a total of 34 years until production was discontinued in 1998. Over 60 000 lenses...