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115mm Zeiss Pro-Tessar for Contaflex

The 115/4 Pro-Tessar was an interchangeable front cell for the Contaflex Super when it was introduced in 1961. It would also fit the III, IV, Rapid, Super New, the Super B and Super BC . It was a nine element design and took 67mm filters.

These Pro-Tessar lenses are prone to separation in the front cell. The cement that holds the front two elements together tends to fail at the edges, leaving an affect that looks like oil on water.

The 115/4 Pro-Tessar for Contaflex, with the bubble.

Rear view of the 115/4 .

This is what separation on Pro-Tessar lenses typically looks like .