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Meyer-optik Görlitz Primotar 3.5 /50mm V
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Meyer-optik Görlitz Primotar 3.5 /50mm V Reply with quote

Bought this lens really cheap for about 7 dollars and are very pleased with the lens performance.
But my question is if anyone know how old it is and what does the red V stand for?

Thanks in advance





PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have that in bits by now,polishing away with talc and a toothbrush. $7,a bargain!
http://aflenses.net/meyer-optik-gorlitz-primotar-e-50mm-f35-v-1952/


PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Hartmut Thiele's Fabrikationsbuch Meyer-Optik it is from 1957


PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eddie46 wrote:
I would have that in bits by now,polishing away with talc and a toothbrush. $7,a bargain!
http://aflenses.net/meyer-optik-gorlitz-primotar-e-50mm-f35-v-1952/


Yes its really dirty..


PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exaklaus wrote:
According to Hartmut Thiele's Fabrikationsbuch Meyer-Optik it is from 1957


Thank you! Do you know what the red V stands for? Because i have seen some without the V


PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

V means Vergütung = coating


PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exaklaus wrote:
V means Vergütung = coating


Thank you very much!


PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the zebra version from (likely) a decade or so later its F2.8.

It looks like the one in this thread.

http://forum.mflenses.com/meyer-primotar-2-8-50-t51697.html

Takes lovely tack sharp photos.


PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats
Nice lens!


PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamaeolus wrote:
I have the zebra version from (likely) a decade or so later its F2.8.

It looks like the one in this thread.

http://forum.mflenses.com/meyer-primotar-2-8-50-t51697.html

Takes lovely tack sharp photos.


Looks like a nice lens!


PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is gorgeous. I just love the well executed zebra look lenses from that era. Sort of the golden age of SLR prime lenses. After good multi coatings but before mass use of plastic. Just really nice articles of industrial art.