Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 5cm f1.5 from 1939


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Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 50mm f1.5 Contax mount lens


According to it’s serial number that is engraved on both front and rear of the lens, this Sonnar dates back to 1939.


Super fast lens of the 30ties and 40ties still rocks on both Contax II and Contax III cameras it was made for as well as on modern mirrorless cameras(via appropriate adapters).


Condition of the lens s/n 2553265: lens barrel is in great condition, with exception of noticeable  dent on the filter ring – otherwise hardly any signs of use/age.

Glass is in excellent condition – no fungus, no haze, no scratches.

Light wipe marks/few dust particles are possible, but will not have affect on image quality.

Aperture ring moves smoothly through the whole range.

Aperture blades have oil on them.



Focal length – 5cm

Aperture range f1.5 – f11

Number of elements/groups –  7/3

Angular field – 47º.

Mount – Contax(Kiev) RF mount.



Comes with third party plastic front cap.


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