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135/4 Zeiss Sonnar for Contarex

The 135/4 Sonnar in chrome and black finishes.

Excepting the 50/2 Planar standard lens, no other lens for the Contarex system sold in greater numbers than the 135/4 Sonnar. It was basically the same successful design introduced for the Contax I in the 1930's, and it remained in production during the entire length of Contarex availablity.

The Zeiss product code for the lens is 11.2405.

Years produced

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


15,365Black or chrome18 degrees4/3B56 and S49