Showcase Contarex Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by serhan, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    The first planar lens is registered by Paul Rudolph in 1896, but Zeiss used the name first time with the production Contarex Planar 50mm f2 in 1953. When I look at the 4 different versions (Contarex, Contax g, ZM, & Loxia), they resemble to each other other then the mfd's. Contarex has 30cm ~ 1 ft mfd and it is more like 20cm ~ 8 inches from the front of the lens.

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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I don't know what all that technical stuff means, but those images are great looking.:)
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice results indeed!
     
  4. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    50mm & 85mm came from CLA and they look like brand new. Couple test shots, bokeh looks smoother:

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