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Carl Zeiss Jena lenses Issue date by serial number
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this old brass lens, Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 1:4.5 F= 16.5cm Nr.864011. It don't look 1960s according to the list. It was mounted on a wooden board and says to come from wooden large format camera. Anyone can help to shed light on this? Thanks.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you using as a reference Krisgage?

Wiki would make this a 1927/'28 lens. They use 'Wilkinson, M, and C Glanfield. 2001. A Lens Collector's Vade Mecum,...'


Without a picture, I would have plumped for a Series 1c, but I've only seen them painted, not brass.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:04 pm    Post subject: protar serial before 1912 Reply with quote

I just found a protar 183mm with a serial 76XXX
is it possible this is one before 1912 ?

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2023 7:19 pm    Post subject: Carl Zeiss Jena Doppel-Amatar serial number Reply with quote

I don't know if you can help but I have a Zeiss Ikon ICA Nixe 555/1 camera which features a CZJ Doppel-Amatar 13.5cm f6.3 lens with a serial number: 373263

It falls outside the numbers shown in the first post - is it likely to be from 1919 or 1920 - or something completely different? Fingers crossed that a little light can be shone on the enigma.