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400/5.6 Zeiss Tele-Tessar for Contarex

The 400/5.6 Tele-Tessar, knob focus, with grip.

Mounted on a black Super.

The lens with it's case and caps.

A close-up of the focusing knob.

The 400/5.6 Tele-Tessar was a late addition to the Contarex system, and that, coupled with it's high cost, made it a fairly unsuccessful lens in the marketplace. It had the focus knob that was also found on the 180/2.8 Olympia Sonnar and the 250/4 Olympia Sonnar.

The Zeiss product code for the lens is 11.2434.

Years produced

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


366Black 6 degrees4/4S67