Need help with determining Carl Zeiss lenses condition

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Gustin Wegat New Member • Posts: 1
Need help with determining Carl Zeiss lenses condition

Hi! I got a couple of lenses when my grandpa past away, and now I need some help with determining if it's worth using these old lenses or if I should buy new ones.

The lenses are bought 1984 in Germany, and I've tested them on the Contax 139Q that came with them. The focus ring is smooth and the aperture ring also works properly.

I have no experience in photography, so I don't know what wear and tear is acceptable to the glass. I was thinking that I should invest in a mirrorless camera to be able to use these lenses, but I obviously don't want any visible scratches in my photos.

I tried to take as good pictures as I could with my phone, I hope that you are able to make an overall judgement through them.

Do you people consider this as scratches/defects, and/or does it affect the pictures I will take with a modern mirrorless camera?

I really appreciate all kind of help. Thanks in advance.

Sincerely,

Gustin

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