Unique vintage lens

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Re: Unique vintage lens

nemesis1337 wrote:

Hi All,

I am new to this forum so I apologize if the question has already been asked. I am researching on vintage lens optics, and wanted to know which lenses according to you mark a big leap in terms of lens technology.

IMO there are many lenses that can fit that description...

Petzval https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Petzval

Anastigmat, achromatic and apochromatic lenses

Biotar and Planar

Double Gauss https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-Gauss_lens

Angénieux retrofocus (Which made wide angle SLR lenses possible) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Angénieux

I would also appreciate if you count point out interesting facts about these lenses.


For example:

1) Carl zeiss ultron 50mm f1.7 This was designed as a bet by Trannier and is one of the very few lenses with concave front element.

2) Auto Miranada 50mm f1.4: The non E or EC marked lenses feature a highly corrected 8 element design and (afaik) only other lens in 50mm to share 8 element in vintage lens along with 8element Super Takumar

Thank you!

Here's a couple links


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