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18/4 Zeiss Distagon for Contarex

The 18/4 Distagon, shown with (left) and without (right) filter adapter and B96 UV filter.

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 Zeiss product code for the lens is 11.2418.

Years produced

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


1683Black100 degrees10/9B96