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Carl Zeiss Jena lenses Issue date by serial number
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:07 am    Post subject: Carl Zeiss Jena lenses Issue date by serial number Reply with quote

137,418-200,520 1912
208,473-249,350 1913
249,886-282,739 1914
282,800-284,500 1915
285,200-288,100 1916
289,087-298,157 1917
298,215-322,748 1918
322,799-351,611 1919
375,194-419,823 1920
433,273-438,361 1921
422,899-498,006 1922
561,270-578,297 1923
578,297631,501 1924
631,500-648,500 1925
666,790-703,198 1926
722,196-798,251 1927
903,100-908,150 1928
919,794-1,016,885 1929
922,488-1,239,697 1930
1,239,699-1,365,582 1931
1,364,483-1,389,279 1932
1,436,671-1,456,003 1933
1,500,474-1,590,000 1934
1,615,764-1,752,303 1935
1,674,882-1,942,806 1936
1,930,150-2,219,775 1937
2,267,991-2,527,984 1938
2,527,999-2,651,211 1939
2,652,000-c2,678,000 1940
2,678,326-2,790,346 1941
2,800,000- ? 1942


3,000,000-3,200,000: 1945-1949
3,200,000-3,470,000: 1949-1952
3,470,000-4,000,000: 1952-1955
4,000,000-5,000,000: 1955-1958
5,000,000-6,000,000: 1958-1961
6,000,000-6,000,000: 1961-1964
7,000,000-8,000,000: 1964-1967
8,000,000-9,000,000: 1967-1970
9,000,000-10,000,000: 1970-1975


Last edited by Attila on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:11 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks!


PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting, thanks!


PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My CZJ lenses don't seem to figure in this list, Atilla. They all have 5-figure serial numbers.


PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't help in this case , I guess they are made after 1975 I suppose you have black MC lenses.


PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
I can't help in this case , I guess they are made after 1975 I suppose you have black MC lenses.

Yes, you're right. I just looked at my old zebra Tessar 2.8/50 - the number is 8,214,002


PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I submitted similar list some time ago, but it went missing: http://forum.mflenses.com/carl-zeiss-jena-7-5cm-f1-5-1940-t5222.html

Thanks for stick this valuable list Smile Something from me:


PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice diagraphm, thanks Maxim!


PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope I will not double information
http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/9954/0013pz0.jpg


PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

I asked the same question earlier. If your lens is the black MC version it was probably made after 1975 when they changed the numbering system.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any info on the 5 digit MC range?


PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Carl Zeiss Jena lenses Issue date by serial number Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
3,000,000-3,200,000: 1945-1949
3,200,000-3,470,000: 1949-1952
3,470,000-4,000,000: 1952-1955
4,000,000-5,000,000: 1955-1958
5,000,000-6,000,000: 1958-1961
6,000,000-6,000,000: 1961-1964
7,000,000-8,000,000: 1964-1967
8,000,000-9,000,000: 1967-1970
9,000,000-10,000,000: 1970-1975


Thanks for the info...At least now I know that my "Zebra" finish 180mm f2.8 "Olympic" Sonnar was built between 1970 and 1975...Pity you cant narrow that down to each year between 1970-1975.


PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course you can, let me have your serial number and I'll look it up for you...


PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
Of course you can, let me have your serial number and I'll look it up for you...


Hello Klaus,

Could you help date Carl Zeiss Jena microscope objectives, and microscopes?

Kind regards,

Zhang


PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kievuser wrote:
kds315* wrote:
Of course you can, let me have your serial number and I'll look it up for you...


Hello Klaus,

Could you help date Carl Zeiss Jena microscope objectives, and microscopes?

Kind regards,

Zhang


Unfortunately I can't....


PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Attila you're showing me that the CZJ biometar coming with my P6 is older than I am (by 3 years) Shocked
Serial # 5594897

Jim


PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! Keep this lens in big respect!


PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeiss lens dates from 1912 - 1942 are here: http://home.sprynet.com/~stspring/Zeiss%20Ikon.html
(go down the page)

It might be nice to combine them with the more recent data.


PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Hi, just joined.)

Nice info! My Biotar f/2 58mm has the number 3332598. This places it in the 1949-1952 range, right? That's awesome, I didn't think it was that old. Are these older ones more desirable?


PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! Older lenses desirable for MF lenses lovers yes! Market rate many times lower than latest ones due less performance.


PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Carl Zeiss Jena lenses Issue date by serial number Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
3,000,000-3,200,000: 1945-1949
3,200,000-3,470,000: 1949-1952
3,470,000-4,000,000: 1952-1955
4,000,000-5,000,000: 1955-1958
5,000,000-6,000,000: 1958-1961
6,000,000-6,000,000: 1961-1964
7,000,000-8,000,000: 1964-1967
8,000,000-9,000,000: 1967-1970
9,000,000-10,000,000: 1970-1975


just got praktica lb with CZJ tessar on it with number 6762834, and decided to check out when it is made and found a type error in your list


PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the numbers greater than 10.000.000?

May I say my flektogon was produced in 1976 with the serial number 10.257.762? Very Happy


PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nathaniel wrote:
What about the numbers greater than 10.000.000?

May I say my flektogon was produced in 1976 with the serial number 10.257.762? Very Happy


It is made in range of 1976-1989 not really interesting period , this is interesting only on rare items.


PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Thanks Attila.