Rare Carl Zeiss Sonnar f1.5 50mm Chrome Lens - Contax Bayonet Mount for Contax Rangefinder 35mm Cameras - Excellent Condition - Fully Tested

$161.95 $179.95

Rare Carl Zeiss Sonnar f1.5 50mm Lens
Early 1950s Version Chrome

- Excellent to Near Mint Condition
- Fully Tested
- Fast f1.5
- Smooth and Sharp Focusing
- Aperture Ring Feels Just Right
- Mounts Perfectly

Additional pictures upon request.

The aperture blades show wear but are
in excellent condition and move properly.

There is a slight dent in the outer ring that
would prevent using a screw-in filter. I use slip-on
filters with no issues or concerns. See picture #10.

The chrome finish looks like it did when it left the factory.
The optics are free of any visible fog or haze.
There is a minor scratch on one of the internal
elements, but that hasn't shown in any of
my images taken with the lens (see picture #9).

This lens was mounted on my Contax IIIa.
The lens can be used on a mirrorless digital
camera with the proper adapter.

Serial Number Nr 1445530

*This lens has been part of my personal
camera lens collection for years.
It's one of my favorites to use.

This listing does not include the camera
and filter in picture #10. The filter and a Zeiss lens hood are
sold separately here in my shop.

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I mail daily.

***Celebrating over 8 years of selling on Etsy.

Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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