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40/3.5 Kilfitt Makro-Kilar D for Exakta

The Makro Kilar D with box and plastic bubble


Heinz Kilfitt made a name for himself by designing the original Robot camera, selling the design to Berning. Kilfitt designed some of the early telephoto lenses with interchangeable mounts, as well as a line of macro lenses. The 40mm macro lenses had fixed mounts as they were too short to have interchangeable mounts, and can be found mounted in Universal thread mount and Alpa, in addition to Exakta. They were introduced in the mid-1950s.

The lens at focused at 3.5 feet

The same lens extended