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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: contax 85 2.8 + new samples Reply with quote

I just receive this mint lens for 134 euros on the bay
I take it because it have a high serial number and I like it for the beach
Of course it have nothing to do with the king planar 85 1.4



sorry for the model but I had no time for hunt today Confused



Last edited by poilu on Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:14 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, this is a real strike poilu!
A MM Germany copy serial 84.... for a less price than what usually AE copy sell for !!! Shocked

Also, another peculiarity... note it's written "made in Germany", this means the lens is post-1989 ! It is the first and so far only Contax lens that I saw, that was made in Germany and not in West Germany!
OK this is only a collectioner issue, but... it's cute to have one like that.

As for the quality of the lens... I rank it very high - not lower than the Planar 1.4/85, just different.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A STEAl!!! Congrats!!


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks dr Klaus!

I didn't notice the 'West' was missing! I was just surprised to see a so high number from Germany
I 'strike' this lens for this price because the title on ebay was 'Carl Zeiss Sonnar 2,8/35mm Contax neuwertig Top-Zustand' Wink

I just checked the resolution @ 2.8 and the planar is not better.
I don't know if it is just in my mind but I believe that the planar 'pop' more in portrait.
I will have the occasion to investigate more now that I have the lens.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! What a bargain!


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent deal! Congrats!


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent poilu, well done. Whaty language is that book she's reading?

Sigh... another 85mm lens I can't use on M42 Sad


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterqd wrote:
Excellent poilu, well done. Whaty language is that book she's reading?


It's certainly a Scandinavian language - not sure if Swedish Danish or Norwegian though. Our Scandinavian members will surely shed a light on that soon.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
peterqd wrote:
Excellent poilu, well done. Whaty language is that book she's reading?


It's certainly a Scandinavian language - not sure if Swedish Danish or Norwegian though. Our Scandinavian members will surely shed a light on that soon.


That's swedish. Nice lens, poilu!


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all for nice comments

Orio was right, this is a great lens
Some samples from today most wide open









PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great samples! More than samples, these should go to the gallery instead.
#2-3-4-5 all excellent!


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great and humorous set of shots. Congrats.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks yojimbo and welcome!
have a nice time with us
and don't worry, most are very serious here Wink


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

poilu,

Couldn't figure out the focal point of that last shot. Very Happy


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maddog10 wrote:
poilu,

Couldn't figure out the focal point of that last shot. Very Happy


It was in the eyes, how could you miss seeing it?


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing lens, I love it really! Thanks for sharing!


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Poilu
Super purchase Aye? The rarest version and at a low price. You have a lucky hand today. Wink

Accept for the last shot Laughing


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
Couldn't figure out the focal point of that last shot

Alessandro found it Very Happy

sunshine wrote:
You have a lucky hand today

I won this lens before 1 month (post slow in summer) and twice in the past my best bargains never came.
For this one I was lucky it was advertised as 35mm and the seller was German

Attila wrote:
Amazing lens, I love it really!

Thanks Attila! I almost forgot your samples





PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truly amazing ! I never seen better ones!


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sonnar 85 is a big wonder in a small package.
You would never tell how great lens this is by looking at the aspect.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

poilu

Completely amazing sets - the lens is clearly one of the greats, but your eye is even better. Thanks for the outdoor entertainment series.


patrickh


PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patrickh wrote:
poilu
Completely amazing sets - the lens is clearly one of the greats, but your eye is even better.


I agree, the third in the series is ready for any photo candid contest, worth of publication on any magazine.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm more and more impressed...guess I better withdraw my offer to sell my 2nd copy....!!


PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely, if you can wait two weeks (I need to sell some lenses first...) I would take yours. Yours also an MM version Made in Germany ?


PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrick wrote:
the lens is clearly one of the greats, but your eye is even better

Thanks! When I use a Zeiss, world appear nicer Rolling Eyes