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16/2.8 Zeiss F-Distagon for Contarex

This is a full frame fisheye lens. Like most fisheye lenses, it does not have a provision for front mounted filters, but has a built-in filter wheel with OR57 orange, Y50 yellow, B11 blue and UV filters. The built in shade is barely taller that the apex of the front element, leaving it largely unprotected. The late introduction date, combined with the limited applications for a fisheye lens make it very difficult to find today.

The Zeiss product code for the lens is 11.2442.

Years produced

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


150Black180 degrees8/7Internal