An online guide to collectable cameras and related stuff
18/4 Zeiss Distagon for Contarex
The 18mm Distagon is the widest rectilinear lens to reach serial
production for the Contarex system. Because of it's extremely wide angle of view
and it's barrel construction, regular thread in filters could vignette, so it
requires an adapter to use B96 bayonet mount filters. Although it was available
for five years, it is relatively uncommon due to it's high price.
The 18/4 Distagon, shown with (left) and without (right) filter adapter and B96
The 18/4 Distagon, shown with (left) and without (right) filter adapter and B96 UV filter.
The Zeiss product code for the lens is 11.2418.
|Quantity produced||Black or chrome||Angle of view||Elements/groups||Filter size|