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50/3.5 Zeiss Tessar for Exakta

An early 50/3.5 Zeiss Tessar, heavy chrome over brass.

A later 50/3.5 Zeiss Tessar with manual diaphragm in aluminum barrel.

The 50/3.5 Zeiss Tessar with preset diaphragm.

One of the longest lived lenses for the Exakta line was the 50mm Zeiss Tessar. Available initially with the camera in 1936, and appeared in a number of variations.