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Carl Zeiss


12.5cm F1.5 Sonnar T Jena





Adaptable to

Canon EOS, Canon M, Fuji X, Leica M, M4/3, Nikon 1, Olympus 4/3, Pentax K, Pentax Q, Samsung NX, Sony A, Sony E, Sony FE


Very rare military lens for large-format FHK aerial camera. Altogether 300 produced for the military in 1942/3. Optical formula derived from original 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar. In heavy-duty military focusing mount with 45.5mm register and M39 screw mount (with M42 adapter ring). This example would appear to have been taken as part of war reparations in 1945 and remounted by the Soviet military for Zenit reflex cameras. Though its weight makes it difficult to use hand-held, it focuses correctly and – since only the centre of the image circle is used - produces excellent image quality on 35mm cameras, with minimal DOF wide open. For an account of this lens (and an illustration of one optical unit adapted to a large-format camera) see http://www.marcocavina.com/articoli_fotografici/Sonnar_heritage/00_pag.htm.

Some marks on the lens coating and some separation.

Carl Zeiss 12.5cm F1.5 Sonnar T Jena

M42 / Lenses

Seller: Kameratori Oy, Tampere

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5000,00 €

Product has 2 week return time.