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50/2.8 Zeiss Tessar for Contarex
The 50/2.8 Tessar was the budget normal lens for the Contarex system. Most people who were worried
about saving $100 were not in the market for the camera in the first place (in the March 1968 price
sheet the Tessar was $89, and the 50/2 Planar was $189). While it isn't exactly a rare lens, it is a lot
less common than the 50mm Planar.
The 50/2.8 Tessar in chrome, mounted on a Contarex Special. The Special was often sold with the
The 50/2.8 Tessar in chrome, mounted on a Contarex Special. The Special was often sold with the Tessar.
The Zeiss product code for the lens is 11.2501.
|Quantity produced||Black or chrome||Angle of view||Elements/groups||Filter size|
|5978||Black or chrome||47 degrees||4/3||B56 and S49|