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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: German lenses and cameras Reply with quote

CARL ZEISS & CONTAX lenses and cameras

submitted by Ballu ( Zeiss lens database )
http://www.geocities.com/ilprode/TestZ.htm

submitted by Jigt ( Carl Zeiss Biotar f:1.5/75mm )
http://www.cameraquest.com/zeis7515.htm

submitted by montecarlo ( Carl Zeiss lens on C/Y - contax-yashika bayonet )
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/contax/shared/zeiss/zeissRTS.pdf
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/contax/shared/zeiss/zeissRTSII.pdf

submitted by Orio ( Production date of Carl Zeiss lenses )
http://www.hasselbladhistorical.eu/HT/HTDating.aspx

submitted by LucisPictor ( CZ/Contax (C/Y) lenses on Canon EOS )
http://www.pebbleplace.com/Personal/Contax_db.html

submitted by Orio ( Carl Zeiss Oberkochen Historical Datasheets )
http://www.zeiss.com/c12567a8003b58b9/Contents-Frame/5ed01eb620d0b1cec12570f80033cada

submitted by poilu ( Carl Zeiss Oberkochen Historical Datasheets )
http://www.zeiss.de/c12567a8003b0478/Contents-Frame/7d331e26befdd6f9c12570f500370493

submitted by Orio:
Yashica lenses comments by Rino Giardiello (Italian language):
http://www.fhtino.it/fotografia/yashica/comments.html

submitted by Orio:
History of Carl Zeiss Jena wide angles :
Very interesting, also very useful because it contains serial number information to retrieve the production date of your Jena lenses:

original (Italian):
http://www.nadir.it/ob-fot/zeiss_flektogon/flektogon1.htm
http://www.nadir.it/ob-fot/zeiss_flektogon/flektogon2.htm
Google-translated in English:
http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nadir.it%2Fob-fot%2Fzeiss_flektogon%2Fflektogon1.htm&langpair=it%7Cen&hl=it&ie=UTF8
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nadir.it%2Fob-fot%2Fzeiss_flektogon%2Fflektogon2.htm&langpair=it%7Cen&hl=it&ie=UTF8

Carl Zeiss lenses review:
It covers:
- modern Contax reflex lenses
- some of the Jena M42 lenses
- the Contax G lenses
Italian (original):
http://www.nadir.it/ob-fot/contax_obiettivi.htm
English translation:
http://www.nadir.it/ob-fot/contax_eyes.htm

submitted by bob955i :
PDF MTF charts in German for CZJ Flektogon 4/50, Biometar 2.8/80, 2.8/120, Sonnar 2.8/180, 4/300, Pentacon 4/300 and 5.6/500.
Scroll down to the "datenblaetter.zip" link.
http://www.kristof.seidl.eu/fotografie/fototechnik/start_fototech.html
And some data for the Prakticar 5.6/1000 Mirror Monster....
http://www.kristof.seidl.eu/fotografie/fototechnik/prakticar1000/start_prakticar1000.html
Dismantling the Flektogon 4/50.
http://stephenrc.com/flektogon.htm

submitted by Orio:
List of Carl Zeiss Oberkochen lenses, not complete as (wrongly) claimed, but covers the timespan between the second half of the 70s and today (but without the newest Z series lenses):

http://www.nadir.it/ob-fot/tutti-gli-zeiss.htm

submitted by Orio :
A special place for Zeiss Contax G system users:
http://contaxg.com

submittes by Orio:
Very nice and useful source of information about Contax/Kiev rangefinder lenses:
http://members.aol.com/dcolucci/zc.htm

You find optical schemes, historical dates, and even a section with the current Ebay auctions!

The page is part of a larger site with information about a lot of other camera types:
http://members.aol.com/dcolucci/

Carl Zeiss Jena Prakticar lenses (+samples)
http://www.pbase.com/kkawakami/prakticars

Contax G2 review
http://www.popphoto.com/pdfs/1201/top_cameras/AE_35mm_range/contax_g2.pdf

Contax RTS review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP0377_ContaxRTS.pdf

Contax 139 review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP0880_Contax139.pdf

submitted by LucisPictor: Old Zeiss models
http://www.davidrichert.com/zeiss_models.htm

submitted by kds315* : The Zeiss Lens Database Documentation
http://forum.mflenses.com/the-zeiss-lens-database-documentation-t13135.html


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:30 pm    Post subject: EXAKTA lenses and cameras Reply with quote

EXAKTA lenses and cameras

submitted by montecarlo ( Exakta and Exa cameras and lenses )
http://captjack.exaktaphile.com/index.htm
http://www.exakta.org/
http://www.ihagee.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exakta
http://www.exaktaphile.com/todo.html

submitted by montecarlo ( Meyer lenses with Exakta mount )
http://captjack.exaktaphile.com/Meyer%20page.htm

submitted by LucisPictor
Some nice infos about Exakta lenses:
http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/exakta/lenses.html

submitted by Orio
Here's a good link for the Steinheil lenses:
http://captjack.exaktaphile.com/Steinheil%20page.htm

submitted by luislaegria : Exacta catalogs brocures, and meny informations about Exact photography gear
http://www.ihagee.org/USA/usa.htm
http://www.ihagee.org/vimlens20090628.pdf


Last edited by montecarlo on Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:05 am; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: LEICA lenses and cameras Reply with quote

LEICA lenses and cameras

submitted by hacksawbob ( Leica lens descriptions )
http://www.flickr.com/photos/summicron/sets/72057594070107293/

submitted by LucisPictor ( Leica R lenses )
http://www.pebbleplace.com/Personal/Leica_db.html

submitted by LucisPictor ( Leica R lenses on Canon EOS )
http://nemeng.com/leica/002f.shtml

submitted by montecarlo ( Leica M6 manuals )
http://www.forloren.dk/lbf/leicaM6.pdf
http://www.forloren.dk/lbf/leicaM6w.pdf

submitted by Orio ( Leica R and M lenses lists )
http://www.imx.nl/photo/lenstest/list_of_r_lenses.html
http://www.imx.nl/photo/lenstest/list_of_m_lenses.html

submitted by Orio ( Leica technique and philosophy )
http://www.imx.nl/photo/

About Leica APO-Elmarit-R 180/2.8
http://diglloyd.com/diglloyd/free/EOS1DM3MeetsLeicaAPOElmaritR/index.html

How to: Restauration of a Leica RF (in german)
http://www.aphog.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=235&Itemid=148
http://www.aphog.de/images/stories/LeicaRestaurier/RestaurationLeicaStandard.pdf

About Leicaflex SL
http://photo.net/equipment/leica/leicaflex/

Leica M7 review
http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/356/camera-test-leica-m7.html

Leica R3 review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP1077_LeicaR3.pdf


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:32 pm    Post subject: MEYER-OPTIK, PENTACON, PRAKTICA, PRAKTINA lenses and cameras Reply with quote

MEYER-OPTIK , PENTACON , PRAKTICA , PRAKTINA lenses and cameras

submitted by montecarlo ( Praktica manuals )
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/praktica.htm

submitted by Orio
All about Praktina lenses and cameras, pioneers of reflex system:
http://www.praktina.com/h04_main.htm

submitted by montecarlo
Praktica B series cameras and lenses:
http://praktica-b.org/
http://mitglied.lycos.de/jenaflex/
http://mitglied.lycos.de/jenaflex/hobbies.html
http://praktica.planetaclix.pt/
http://www.classiccamera.com.pl/prkorpusyb.html
http://www.paladix.cz/clanky/praktica-bc1.html%22
http://www.gomes-mota.nome.pt/joao/foto/praktica/objectivasB.html#50

submitted by bob955i
How to disassemble/destroy your Pentacon Six.
http://japantrip.tripod.com/6x6/pentacon_disasy01.html

submitted by Jigt ( Meyer-Optik lenses )
http://home.arcor.de/cpqrst3/lenses.html

submitted by Orio
Loading the Pentacon Six
(new version of famous tutorial, improved with excellent photos):
http://www.pentaconsix.com/Loading.htm

submitted by Attila - regarding Pentacon Six lenses
http://forum.mflenses.com/other-lenses-and-cameras-t2802,start,30.html#111433

PRAKTINA datas
http://www.praktina.com/h04_main.htm
http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Praktina
http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Praktina_lenses

submitted by kds315* Meyer Optik Gorlitz (Grlitz) Lens list + Info
http://www.lindemanns.de/shop/migal/limashop0/limastart.php?ruf=64065M.php


Last edited by montecarlo on Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:24 am; edited 5 times in total


PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH & ROLLEI lenses and cameras Reply with quote

SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH & ROLLEI lenses and cameras

Schneider-Kreuznach & Rollei lenses (with optical formulas too) for Rollei bayonet SLR 35mm cameras
http://www.taunusreiter.de/Cameras/Rollei_QBM_Schneider_dt.html#Rolleinar

submitted by Schnauzer : About Rollei cameras
http://www.rolleirepairs.com/models.htm

submitted by kds315* : SCHNEIDER historical lenses documentation site
http://www.schneiderkreuznach.com/archiv/archiv.htm


Last edited by montecarlo on Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:31 am; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Praktica Cameras and Lenses

http://www.praktica-users.com/index2.html


PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For general info for the Pentacon six the rest of the site linked to the loading instructions is a very good site, for those interested in getting a P6 or having one already.

http://www.pentaconsix.com

Jim


PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some serial numbers for old Voigtlander lenses and their dates; http://www.taunusreiter.de/Cameras/voigtlaender_SN.jpg

Schneider-Kreutznach serial numbers and dates: http://licm.org.uk/livingImage/SchneiderNos.html

Rollei TLR models, dates, and numbers; http://www.rolleiclub.com/cameras/tlr/info/A-F_tlr.shtml


PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:12 pm    Post subject: Praktica /Zeiss / Meyer Reply with quote

http://www.ydo.abelgratis.co.uk/camera_lens_index.html

http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/prakticanotes.html


PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This must be one of the greatest existing Praktica-collections: 291 cameras!

http://www.praktica-collector.de/


PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exaktaphile now also has Zeiss lenses covered:

http://captjack.exaktaphile.com/Zeiss%20page.htm


PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Large Format Voigtlander lenses
http://www.arnecroell.com/voigtlaender.pdf