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Carl Zeiss Jena lenses Issue date by serial number
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nathaniel wrote:
Hmm OK then..I will be interested in nothing but the photos taken with my lens Laughing

Thanks Attila.


Yes , share your photos that is say more from a lens than hundred words.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi here all mf lenses fans Very Happy

I got two Zeiss Jena, on is a Tessar 2.8/50mm and has 276830 serial number, mainly black , very sharp lens and compact, but not that bright. produces good images though.

The other one is a Sonnar 135mm 3.5 and its amazing, the serial is 46201, all that i know that the 5 digits represent the lastest produced . very light, well built and sharp.

All those lenses are used with a X700 Minolta with the adapter as well as with a Praktica MTL5 ... 5B !


PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a carl zeiss jena ddr 135mm f/3.5 SN: 29992

year?


PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

see: http://forum.mflenses.com/discussing-on-carl-zeiss-jena-lenses-red-mc-vs-white-mc-t18537.html


PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any ideas about sn starting with 1?
I'm looking at a rf lens planar 3.5/35 with 158xxxx. ??


PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were no Planars made in that mentioned range (about 1934) - a bit more precision pls..would help a lot Wink Wink


PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:01 pm    Post subject: Kine Exakta: Tessar serial number question Reply with quote

Exaklaus selling this beautiful Kine Exakta: Tessar: Click here to see on Ebay.de .

Question arise: does body have a serial too and what can it tell?

My Tessar 3.5/5cm (in process of cleaning) have additional serial # inscribed on body. Please check photos. What do mine lens body serial # tell: 016686? I guess according to top # it is pretty early sample: 3016251 ?

It might be interesting to build a database of still existing Kine Tessars.




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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found another, just like mine here: Click here to see on Ebay.de
but mine being earlier.


PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi just joined. Also just receive my first MF Carl Zeiss Planar 85mm 1.4 T* with ser# 6706716. Still waiting for the adaptor to fit my Canon 40D.

So that would make this lense built in the '60's?

I can't believe the feel of it in my hands and the amount of glass is unreal. I just can't wait to use this thing. Very Happy


PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TBaker wrote:
Hi just joined. Also just receive my first MF Carl Zeiss Planar 85mm 1.4 T* with ser# 6706716. Still waiting for the adaptor to fit my Canon 40D.

So that would make this lense built in the '60's?

I can't believe the feel of it in my hands and the amount of glass is unreal. I just can't wait to use this thing. Very Happy


Hi and welcome Smile

Your lens is a Carl Zeiss lens made in West Germany or Japan, not a Carl Zeiss Jena (I think!). I reckon it is more likely to be 1980s or 1990s Smile I could be completely wrong though Laughing


PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Ya it's made in West Germany.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Tbaker!

You bought an awesome lens! Congrats!


PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just won this on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230525307030&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT


going by your list, its probably from 1955 or 1956 correct?


PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: about my flektogon Reply with quote

the serial of my flektogon is: 118209
any info about it?
thanks!


PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: about my flektogon Reply with quote

metallaro1980 wrote:
the serial of my flektogon is: 118209
any info about it?
thanks!

Is it a 2,4/35? Or a modern 20mm?
Zeiss skipped the millions-digits somewhen in their last decade before the end of the GDR. So it happens, that youcan find a 4,5 or 6 digit serial number.

Klaus


PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:27 am    Post subject: Re: Kine Exakta: Tessar serial number question Reply with quote

Pancolart wrote:
Exaklaus selling this beautiful Kine Exakta: Tessar: Click here to see on Ebay.de .


April 1950

Klaus


PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: about my flektogon Reply with quote

exaklaus wrote:
metallaro1980 wrote:
the serial of my flektogon is: 118209
any info about it?
thanks!

Is it a 2,4/35? Or a modern 20mm?
Zeiss skipped the millions-digits somewhen in their last decade before the end of the GDR. So it happens, that youcan find a 4,5 or 6 digit serial number.

Klaus


flektogon 2.4/35


PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Sonnar MC electric 3.5/135mm with serial 2242 on label ring. Any idea why this low?


PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pancolart wrote:
I have Sonnar MC electric 3.5/135mm with serial 2242 on label ring. Any idea why this low?


Because it is one of the more recent lenses. More precisely, from December 4th, 1981


PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Orio!


PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pancolart wrote:
Thank you Orio!


you're welcome Smile


PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got a contax III with a sonar on it and Im quite puzzled..

According to the first post of this topic : the lens has been made between 1942 and 1945.
(Carl Zeiss Jena sonnar 50 1.5, red T, S/N : 2,857,916)

I could not get more precise description on the web (I guess every site has the same source or, worse, copy each on other..)

So I turned on the body. Making the assumption the body and the lens has not been unpaired, the year of production of the lens and of the body should be close.

Unfortunately the body (S/N : C10988) is supposed to be produced in 1936-7 according to cameraquest (http://www.cameraquest.com/zconrf2.htm )

Dead end...


PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lenses are removable, so there is no guarantee that when you buy a Contax RF with a lens on it, the two came together originally.
Considering the time passed, the fact that the camera and lens dates do not match is hardly anything to be surprised of.


PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dekiller wrote:
Why there is only 4-digit on Pancolar 1.8/80?


An ancient issue: Not all relatively new pancolar 1,8\80 MC s have 4 digit nos. 10884839 is one example. And why uniteresting?(may24 2009 post) It works

p.


PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi everyone,

I've been learning a lot from this forum but didn't register until I read this post. Thanks to the earlier contributors to this thread!

I just got a CZJ Flektogon 2.4/35 with a 4-digit serial number of 6***, which I suppose it was produced in the late 80s' according to the origianl post.

But here is a weird thing: I found the following lens on the Taobao (Chinese version of ebay) with a 6-digit serial number "112592", but from the appearance of the lens one can easily tell it's definitely not from a time back to the 1910s'.



Here is the original link (yeah I know you guys probably don't read Chinese but just scroll down and look at the pics):

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.10.37.eTDhWq&id=21067792955&_u=t3ou2hsafda

Any thoughts on this?