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Carl Zeiss Jena lenses Issue date by serial number
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this old brass lens, Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 1:4.5 F= 16.5cm Nr.864011. It don't look 1960s according to the list. It was mounted on a wooden board and says to come from wooden large format camera. Anyone can help to shed light on this? Thanks.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you using as a reference Krisgage?

Wiki would make this a 1927/'28 lens. They use 'Wilkinson, M, and C Glanfield. 2001. A Lens Collector's Vade Mecum,...'

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Carl_Zeiss_serial_numbers

Without a picture, I would have plumped for a Series 1c, but I've only seen them painted, not brass.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:04 pm    Post subject: protar serial before 1912 Reply with quote

hello
I just found a protar 183mm with a serial 76XXX
is it possible this is one before 1912 ?
thanks