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500/4.5 Zeiss Mirotar for Contarex

The 500/4.5 Zeiss Mirotar is a catradioptic (mirror) lens. Most 500mm mirror lenses are f/8. Nippon Kogaku produced one that was f/5. This one is faster yet. Due to it's size, and probably due more to it's high price (which was $1312 in 1968) it is very difficult to find today.

The Zeiss product code for the lens is 11.2420.

Years produced

Quantity producedBlack or chrome Angle of view Elements/groups Filter size
<1964-197063200Black 5 degreesN/AS49