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50/4 Zeiss S-Planar for Contarex

A macro lens which only focuses from24 and 60cm. The distance scale is marked in reproduction ratios rather than distance. This was an expensive special purpose lens (it cost $269 in 1968, when the 55/1.4 cost $239, and the 50/2 $189), so it's not much of a surprise that it is rare both in black finish and chrome.

The Zeiss product code for the lens is 11.2415.

Years produced

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


400Black or chrome47 degrees6/4B56 and S49