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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 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 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...

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...