A Trinity of Zeiss lenses for 60 bucks?

Started Jun 16, 2018 | Discussions thread
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backsidewalkaround Regular Member • Posts: 201
A Trinity of Zeiss lenses for 60 bucks?

In the last few days I've spent some time with my Carl Zeiss Pro Tessar family (35/85/115) from the Contaflex SLR series.

Adapted Carl Zeiss Pro Tessar 4/115 on a DIY mount plus M42 helicoid.

I must say, they really do exhibit a lot of Zeiss qualities, albeit not in all categories like modern glass, but that cannot be expected from glass that is 60 years old.

On the other hand I was very much surprised how well these old gems can keep up with modern lenses.

Here are some samples:

3.2/35 wide open

3.2/35 Crop


If you're interested, you can read more in my (non commercial, amateur) blog here .

 backsidewalkaround's gear list:backsidewalkaround's gear list
Sony a7R III Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sony FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3 +1 more
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