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250/4 Zeiss Sonnar for Contarex

The 250/4 Sonnar first version.

Initially the 250/4 Sonnar was the longet lens available for the Contarex system and of the original set, the only lens finished in black. This early version has a preset diaphragm and a standard focus helical, both changed in the later version. It was an expensive lens, listed at $329 in 1960, the most expensive lens in the system at that time, and more expensive than the Bullseye body.

The Zeiss product code for the lens is 11.2406.

Years produced

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


2019Black 10 degrees4/4S67