Tagged: prime

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...

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...

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...

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...