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Carl Zeiss Jena Prakticar 28mm F2.4
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: Carl Zeiss Jena Prakticar 28mm F2.4 Reply with quote

This lens has floating system with a twist, which the block of lens moves
when you focus infinity. Probably they design the lens near focus first,
then adjusted for infinity. (my guess)

1. Red jaguar @f11, Fuji Reala, Nikon Coolscan IV


2. Hindu temple in the island of Bali @f8 or so, Fuji Reala, Coolscan IV


3. red & yellow flowers, Kodak E100GX, Epson V700


4. Hydrangea, EOS 350D, C1(Capture One)


5. Aster, EOS 350D, C1


6. Daisies, EOS 350D, C1


7. Horse Chestnut, EOS 350D, C1


8. Decoration flowers @f8~11, EOS 5D


9. Impatients? @f2.4, EOS 5D, C1


10. T @f2.4, EOS 5D, C1


PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see pictures taken with this rare lens. If I remember as well this is a 'very rare' lens. Right ?


PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I think so, but no one knows how many were made. I heard those
lenses were extremely expensive, at the end of 1980's the price for each
was 260,000 Yen (most likely around US2,000 at 80s!!) so no east german
people could afford it.

The story behind this high price was this; East germany had to pay off
war time debt to eastern block of countries, so all the production ones were
sent to re-pay the debt. Some communist very high ranking officers got
those lenses as a part of their parks, which I do not exactly know about.

That is why they pop up the place like Poland, you know Foto-hobby who
was a dealer in Warsaw. He occasionally sells the lens on eBay.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting story, quiet unbelievable. I rather believe their make it as presentation gift what Mr. Honecker brought to similar guys when they did kiss each other Laughing Laughing


PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Interesting story, quiet unbelievable. I rather believe their make it as presentation gift what Mr. Honecker brought to similar guys when they did kiss each other Laughing Laughing


Laughing Laughing Laughing

But there was none of this lens in East Germany when the wall was down.

Some said they made this lens less than 50, but I think rarity tells us
more like less than 100?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is shockingly good lens! Shocked Shocked

and it's on my wish list ..

aaarrgh!! great pictures!!

and respect, koji!

tf


PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

koji wrote:
Attila wrote:
Interesting story, quiet unbelievable. I rather believe their make it as presentation gift what Mr. Honecker brought to similar guys when they did kiss each other Laughing Laughing


Laughing Laughing Laughing

But there was none of this lens in East Germany when the wall was down.


Perhaps same sad story what Exaklaus did report it, 'nice' Carl Zeiss Oberkochen management did destroy everything in Jena factory as first step when they did take over Jena factory. All prototype, rare lenses etc were brake by hammers...


PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trifox wrote:
this is shockingly good lens! Shocked Shocked

and it's on my wish list ..

aaarrgh!! great pictures!!

and respect, koji!

tf


Mu.hahaha,,, {Pentacon made Prakticar zoom lens 35-70/3.5-4.8 were
made 100 for M42 mount and 50 for Prakticar bayonet mount. So finding
this lens is almost impossible today.}


PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
koji wrote:
Attila wrote:
Interesting story, quiet unbelievable. I rather believe their make it as presentation gift what Mr. Honecker brought to similar guys when they did kiss each other Laughing Laughing


Laughing Laughing Laughing

But there was none of this lens in East Germany when the wall was down.


Perhaps same sad story what Exaklaus did report it, 'nice' Carl Zeiss Oberkochen management did destroy everything in Jena factory as first step when they did take over Jena factory. All prototype, rare lenses etc were brake by hammers...


Quite a sad story if it was true. Crying or Very sad


PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, quite unbelievable also. I can imagine it is true after many years arrogant fights Oberkochen only the owner of Carl Zeiss Jena.