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1000/5.6 Zeiss Mirotar for Contarex

The 1000/5.6 Zeiss Mirotar is one of the more impressive things Zeiss Ikon ever built. It is a catradioptic (mirror) lens. Most 1000mm mirror lenses are f/11. Nippon Kogaku produced one that was f/6.3. This one is faster yet. Due to it's it's limited application, and it's unbelievably high price, it had the lowest production of any Contarex lens that went into serial production. It cost $3990 in 1968. A Porsche 912 cost $3925 that year.

The Zeiss product code for the lens is 11.2422.

Years produced

Quantity producedBlack or chrome Angle of view Elements/groups Filter size


23Black 2.5 degreesN/AS49