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The Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar 40mm f/0.33 lens
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:33 pm    Post subject: The Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar 40mm f/0.33 lens Reply with quote

"If you thought the Zeiss f/0.7 lenses we shared yesterday were impressive, check out this crazy piece of glass: it’s the Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar 40mm f/0.33."



https://petapixel.com/2013/08/06/carl-zeiss-super-q-gigantar-40mm-f0-33-the-fastest-lens-ever-made/


Last edited by Gerald on Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:49 am; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gerald wrote:
"If you thought the Zeiss f/0.7 lenses we shared yesterday were impressive, check out this crazy piece of glass: it’s the Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar 40mm f/0.33."



https://petapixel.com/2013/08/06/carl-zeiss-super-q-gigantar-40mm-f0-33-the-fastest-lens-ever-made/


Gerald, that it was just a marketing gag for the Photokina show many years ago,
and even the petapixel guys soo greedy for "news" fell into that trap...

Zeiss technician took some large condensor lenses and made that non functional
"lens" - they must have cracked up laughing.... Wink

https://www.ormsdirect.co.za/blog/the-worlds-fastest-fake-lens-zeiss-40mm-f0-33/

I split this off IT DOES NOT BELONG to the Simlar lens thread...


PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klaus, these Zeiss engineers are jokers! Laugh 1


PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gerald wrote:
Klaus, these Zeiss engineers are jokers! Laugh 1


I'm sure they were rolling on the floor with laughter when they were doing that...I woudl have!! Laugh 1


PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even the lens' name is funny Mr. Green


PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sjak wrote:
Even the lens' name is funny Mr. Green


That was part of that marketing gag Zeiss made! Laugh 1


PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This lens has been my avatar for years... Wink


PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After Charlie Barringer died his collection went to auction at Westicht. His Super-Q Gigantar brought 90,000 Euros plus a 20% buyer's premium. Quite a joke.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laugh 1 Thank You Dog Like Dog


PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

danfromm wrote:
After Charlie Barringer died his collection went to auction at Westicht. His Super-Q Gigantar brought 90,000 Euros plus a 20% buyer's premium. Quite a joke.


Well, at least his heirs benefitted from that then Thank You Dog


PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

danfromm wrote:
After Charlie Barringer died his collection went to auction at Westicht. His Super-Q Gigantar brought 90,000 Euros plus a 20% buyer's premium. Quite a joke.


I just wonder how much a Super-Q Giganton would cost... Laugh 1


PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fastest Zeiss lens I ever seen is 50mm/F0.77, used on X-Ray machines.