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50/2 Zeiss Planar for Contarex

The 50/2Planar in chrome.

The 50/2 Blitz Planar, in black finish.

The 50/2 Planar was the most common normal lens for the Contarex system. First available in satin chgrome, it was later finished in black with the "Blitz" feature which provides flash automation by varying the aperture with the focus distance.

The Zeiss product code for the lens is 11.2401 for the chrome version, and 11.2412 for the black blitz version.

Years produced

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


37,768Black or chrome47 degrees4/3B56 and S49