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Carl Zeiss Planar 55mm F1.4 on A7RII
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Carl Zeiss Planar 55mm F1.4 on A7RII Reply with quote



The fastest lens made for the Contarex system. I got this lens for less than average price due to internal scratch and haze on one of the element.

Just like most other Carl Zeiss lens made in the same period, the build quality is excellent. This lens behave similarly to the other 5xmm F1.4 made in the 1960s. Please refers to the sample photos below for more details.

Most photos taken at F1.4 or ~F2.0. Click to enlarge:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My experience with Contarex is very similar to yours.

Nice rendering of 7/5 scheme 55/1,4 Lena.

At F/5,6 is. by far, more sharp than the planar 50/2.

Overall, more contrast than sharpness. Borders less sharp than the planar 7/6 scheme.

Your pics have the tipical rendering of contarex planar, and are very good ones.

Thank for sharing


PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Contrast is very good even my copy has haze/internal scratch. It is sharp enough when stopped down.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time for some Christmas photos. Click to enlarge:


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