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A Schacht Ulm M-Travenar 1:2.8/50 R Makro-Tubus Contax mount
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject: A Schacht Ulm M-Travenar 1:2.8/50 R Makro-Tubus Contax mount Reply with quote

Picked up this gem a while back. It is in mint condition, ie looks completely unused. Unusual contax mount. It is just a pleasure to use. The aperture control is at the front and lacks any click function. the focus is smooth as silk and perfectly damped.

The lens:
stopped to f4


100% crop


Colors!


f8 (I think)


100%crop


Truly an excellent example of a zebra style lens from the classic SLR era.


PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The box says it is for M42 cameras. Is there a Contax adapter attached to the lens?


PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is possible. The base has a chromed fitting that might be screwed on. Hard to say for sure as I can't get it loose though using finger strength and I am not using any tools on it to avoid any potential damage. It was sold as contax mount so that was what I was going by.

Tried again and it did come loose so, M42 mount it is! The adapter must be vintage though as it is made in japan and is every bit as good of workmanship and finish as the lens.


PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Dog Friends

You got a M42 lens with a free adapter!


PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turned out to be a pretty decent deal just over a 100 for it. The adapter though will stay. It protects the threads from brassing. This makro lens is going to see some use!