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vittorio gabaglio
ricale

Italy
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Posted - Mar 11 2013 :  08:27:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On ebay,2 different sellers, a Sonnar(?)lens 58 f1.5 in Leica screw mount is for sale.
Does someone about this kind of lens?
If it's a fake, it's a very strange fake.

Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Mar 11 2013 :  08:54:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You think it's a Soviet lens marked as Sonnar? Would you mind posting a picture of a link to the auction here?

Thanks,
Vlad.
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Mar 11 2013 :  08:57:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Vittorio,

As far as I know, nobody exactly knows where and by whom these lenses were made.
Some members of the very serious "Zeiss Society" think they were made after the war, perhaps from Zeiss parts. But it's sure that they don't belong to the official Zeiss production.

No real explanation about the serial numbers (1407xxx)which cannot be related with the other "legal" Sonnars.

I have seen till now some 15 of these lenses, all uncoated.They often have fungus (I wonder why?). The special 1,5/6cm is unknown too by Zeiss specialists.

Jacques.

Edited by - Jacques M. on Mar 11 2013 09:22:56 AM
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - Mar 11 2013 :  09:47:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
these lenses (there are three on e-bay from the same seller) were probably built y MeOpta. Note there is no Zeiss name on them: see:

http://www.novacon.com.br/odditycameras/Opema.htm

regards LP
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - Mar 11 2013 :  09:52:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
see also Contax Spezial at:

http://www.novacon.com.br/odditycameras/zeissikon2.htm
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - Mar 11 2013 :  09:59:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
and who knows about ZEISS IKON SONNAR 58mm f2 ? for Contax S prototype

http://www.novacon.com.br/odditycameras/exakta.htm
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vittorio gabaglio
ricale
Italy
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Posted - Mar 11 2013 :  12:40:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Mar 18 2013 :  05:26:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hello,

Not too convinced by Meopta as the maker of this lens. But why not, after all?
I have just bought one of these lenses (by auction) and something seems interesting. The rear cam has a screw, like on S.H.'s Sonnar, but unlike the other Sonnars seen till now.


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1832013_Sonnar 1,5-5,8cm.jpg

This is my 1,5/5,8cm Sonnar.


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1832013_832013_DSC_4149_post.jpg

And this is S.H.'s Jena Sonnar.

I will tell you more after receiving the lens. I hope there is not too much fungus...

Amitiés. Jacques.

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S.H.
France
28 Posts
Posted - Mar 18 2013 :  08:14:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I saw that too. But the rest of the barrel engravings look russian.

Did not bid on this one because of the fungus.

If you want some more close-up shots of my sonnar, just ask.

Edited by - S.H. on Mar 18 2013 08:15:20 AM
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Jacques M.
France
1228 Posts
Posted - Mar 18 2013 :  10:00:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thanks for the close ups: later when I get this lens to compare the threads.
Here is another lens of the same series, but with a boss on the rangefinder cam... and no thread.


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1832013_Sonnar 1.5-5.8 bossage.jpg (seller: breguet camera)

Jacques.

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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - Mar 19 2013 :  7:46:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
In this page
http://www.novacon.com.br/odditycameras/Zeissslr.htm

you will find an interesting Zeiss eingentum SLR
and an unusual 55mm sonnar by zeiss ikon
convertible to both M42 Contax Spigel or M39 Leica rangefinder!
Regards
LP
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - Mar 19 2013 :  8:00:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jacques
Your lens seems to be of Zeiss manuacture although having no Zeiss name.it should be made by Zeiss people -independently- The 1945 to 1947 years were a conturbated era and Germany lost his identity and Allies had not yet defined their actuation areas Several factories were spoiled by people interted in doing their own business -A similar way suffered Russia in the post Glasnost days
LP
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Mar 20 2013 :  05:23:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thanks for your explanations and complements, Luiz!
Prototypes you show on novacon are exciting!

About my lens, the glass could have been made in the thirties: it is uncoated and there was an official test model of 1,5/5,8cm Sonnar, put on a Contax I, marked Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar (quoted by Kuc in his book, and with a picture), s/n 1459655.

For some reason, this lens was abandoned, perhaps because of the 1,5/5cm. And years later, the remaining glasses could have been re used to make the 1407xxx series: I agree with you about those 1945-47 years... Where and by whom, that's another story...

The two different rangefinder cams (boss vs thread) are strange. I am putting a listing (one more!) about these lenses, including that fact.

All that is only a guess. Perhaps I will be inspired when the lens is here!

Amitiés. Jacques.

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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - Mar 21 2013 :  2:23:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jacques
I bought an aluminum bodied threaded focus Sonnar(no Zeiss marked) Serial 14XXXX lens 5,8cm, together a Triotar 13,5cm, Leica fittings, several years ago which were in the junk box of a friend. I found it unusual at first lance. The 5,8cm lens is uncoated but the glass is slight bluish tinted . Very strange indeed.
Regard
LP
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Mar 21 2013 :  5:37:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Slight bluish inside: that's the right word for all the lenses belonging to this 147xxxx. series.
For the moment, I have 20 lenses in my data for this series, and 9 in the 1,5/6cm one... What is your serial number, Luiz?
I hope I will learn more when I receive mine!

Amitiés. Jacques.

Edited by - Jacques M. on Mar 21 2013 5:38:46 PM
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Mar 22 2013 :  08:46:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Well, the sonnar is here.
Really in good condition: no fungus or haze, just a very small mark on the front lens. One of the best puchase I ever made...



http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/2232013_Sonnar 1.5-5.8 002.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/2232013_Sonnar 1.5-5.8 001.jpg

Sonnar 1,5/5,8cm and 1948 1,5/5cm ZK side by side: of course, the Sonnar is longer, but both have exactly the same maxi diameter: 48mm.
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Mar 22 2013 :  09:00:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Lens module dismounted:


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/2232013_Sonnar 1.5-5.8 004.jpg

The back part largely differs from CZJ Sonnar/ZK's ones with that 6 slot nut to maintain the rear element.

Just the same for the front lens which can be directly dismounted on unscrewing the beauty ring:


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/2232013_Sonnar 1.5-5.8 003.jpg


Much more easy to clean a lens!
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Mar 22 2013 :  09:10:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Two last pictures about odd details:

There are two complete diaphragm scales, at the opposite...
These scales stop at f11, like on early 1,5/5cm CZJ Sonnars.


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/2232013_Sonnar 1.5-5.8 005.jpg

And the distance scale covers 3/4 of turn, unlike the CZJ Sonnars and ZK (half turn). Except one of my Sonnars: 3/4 too!
Here, "m" for meter on the scale ("M" on ZK and Jup)


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/2232013_Sonnar 1.5-5.8 006.jpg

Don't hesitate to put questions if necessary...

Amitiés. Jacques.

Edited by - Jacques M. on Mar 22 2013 09:14:35 AM
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - May 16 2013 :  3:26:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Two more Sonnars here, always LTM.
First, A 1,5/5cm which seems a cousin of my 1,5/5,8cm. Same 6 slot nut on the rear and an aluminium mount. But this one is coated and it is bigger than the 5,8cm (!).
A picture:


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1652013_Sonnars 1,5-5cm and 1,5-50mm 001.jpg

The second one is more mysterious. It could be a genuine Carl Zeiss Sonnar, but it has a LTM mount, a strange crossed pattern on two bags and it is heavier than any of the Sonnars I have here (224g). Perhaps a poswar one? A picture again:


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1652013_Sonnars 1,5-5cm and 1,5-50mm 002.jpg

Now, a third picture. They are both 1,5/50mm lenses, so I am perplex when I see them side by side...


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1652013_Sonnars 1,5-5cm and 1,5-50mm 003.jpg

If you have ideas...
Amitiés. Jacques.

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Stephan Van den Zegel
stephanvdz
Belgium
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Posted - May 17 2013 :  04:40:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
concernant le dernier sonnar, celui avec des gravures en diamant, il existe quelques exemplaires avec ce type de gravures et un lettrage tout à fait bizarre (pas la font habituelle)... je possède un 5cm comme cela (photo suit) et j'ai vu sur ebay un 8,5cm comparable. ce sont toutes les deux des optiques T pour LTM. Les montures sont Zeiss, seules les gravures et inscriptions sur le corps sont bizarres.

Stephan
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - May 17 2013 :  07:33:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Stephane.

About the Sonnar with diamond pattern, I forgot to give the serial number: 1979274. With the engraving "Carl Zeiss" (without Jena), the focal of 50mm (and not 5cm), and the coating, it could be a post-war Sonnar made in the West.
But the mount puzzles me. It's not totally functional: the rear ring (which is screwed on the camera) is too loose so the lens cannot be properly used. As if it were a prototype or a trial not really finished. But do postwar Sonnars, made by the factory, really exist in LTM mount? I don't know.

I wait for your photo.

As for the other Sonnar, the 1,5/5cm, it looks like this one:
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261032404520&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

except for the engraving on the beauty ring: mine only has "Sonnar" (and except for the price too!). Both are in the same serial number range. And both have this curious reversed diaphragm ring...

Amitiés. Jacques.

Edited by - Jacques M. on May 17 2013 07:46:16 AM
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - May 19 2013 :  1:16:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
one more Sonnar 14XXXXX in Leica M9!
http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1952013_m9sonnar.png

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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - May 19 2013 :  1:28:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
and more about 60mm Sonnar
http://www.pigment-print.com/Fotografica/CJZ%20Sonnar%2060%20f1.5%20LTM/target1.html
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - May 19 2013 :  1:41:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
and a pinhole lens for Contax Rangefinder!
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/17156192_zeiss-ikon-contax-pinhole-lens-serno-c1950
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - May 19 2013 :  2:32:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
About this 1407xxx series, I have 22 lenses in my data, from 1407018 to 1407485. So probably 500 of them were made.
Thanks, Luiz, for the first serial number.

Jacques.

Edited by - Jacques M. on May 19 2013 2:34:05 PM
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S.H.
France
28 Posts
Posted - Sep 04 2013 :  10:08:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,

I posted this on the rangefinderforum, but I think some of the collectors here could be interested also. It is an interesting story about east German black market lenses. Please forgive me if you already have read this elsewhere.

I recently bought a strange light alloy uncoated Sonnar 1.5 5cm in Contax mount. This lens is from a German collector who, in the 1970s, checked the focal length because it was bigger than a normal Sonnar. It was found it is close to 60mm, even if it is marked as a 5cm lens. It has also six spanner slots in the rear. It really looks like the 5.8cm ltm lenses...
Here are some pictures of it, compared to a wartime German Sonnar.


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/492013_sonnar_60_barrel_lo.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/492013_sonnar60_mount.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/492013_sonnar60_number.jpg

A close up shot of the aperture mechanism:

http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/492013_sonnar60_internal.jpg

I asked the seller about this lens, he replied :
quote:
In 1954-55 I bought a Kiev-camera and this lens in a then still private shop for photo-articles in Halle Saale (East-Germany) Kiev-cameras were then assembled illegally by employees of Zeiss-Jena in the Saalfeld-facctory from left-over parts from the years 1947-48 and sold on the black market or to some private shops with Sonnars 2,0 of original production smuggled out. The 1,5 lens I additional bought then was made of left-over wartimes-production of Sonnar 6cm lens blocks, made for bomb-sights originally, f-stops mechanics and blades added later. Black market only, too. It was a quite big, illegal "enterprise", later with real good mechanical parts and engraving, some with coated front lenses. Ended in the mid-fifties with many prison-sentences.


The 5.8cm ltm sonnar lenses probably come from this black market operation too. Not really a "fake" product, because produced by Zeiss employees with Zeiss parts, but rather a black market / illegal product.

Tomorrow I will show it to an experienced repairman : I'd like to use this lens but as it is, it does not really work. With a focal length close to 60mm, the helical pitch in the Contax mount or in my adapters is wrong.
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Sep 04 2013 :  12:13:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Exciting! Thanks, S.H.!
Your lens could be a true 1,5/6cm rather than a 5,8cm: I never saw such a serial number in the 5,8cm lenses.

Of course, the Thiele does not know this lens. Not surprising. But no doubt the inscriptions on the beauty ring are original.

Please, tell us what your specialist will say. You will try it on a Contax, I suppose?

Finally, I wonder if my huge 1,5/5cm would not be a 6cm...

Amitiés. Jacques.

Edited by - Jacques M. on Sep 04 2013 12:16:23 PM
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S.H.
France
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Posted - Sep 04 2013 :  12:37:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I can already tell you that on my M8 + Contax => Leica adapter, it does not focus right under 6 or 8 meters. Infinity at f8 is usable.

The markings look right to me and the s/n could be from around 1949/50. Plausible.

If your 1.5 / 5cm is bigger compared to a regular lens, this is probably another one.

Edited by - S.H. on Sep 04 2013 12:37:31 PM
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Sep 04 2013 :  4:24:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I should go more often on RFforum...
It is right to remember that a genuine 1,5/6cm was made by Zeiss, probably as a trial, for the Contax I. It is noted by Kuc in his first book.

I think that what the seller told you is certainly the truth or a good part of it. It would explain the variability of the mounts, of the markings, and even the coating of some lenses...

Most interesting...
Jacques.

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dennis chopra
dennnis
India
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Posted - Sep 05 2013 :  05:19:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also find a number of camera lens on a website!!
http://is.gd/BQAo64

some are good and cheap!!

Hi!! Welcome!!
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S.H.
France
28 Posts
Posted - Sep 05 2013 :  08:01:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The repairman took a look at it with a collimator and a Contax III, it is well calibrated at infinity. Image quality is good. On a M9 + adapter, of course, close focus is wrong. I think this is the same optical elements than the lens shown in Kuc's book : in this book it is also said that the rangefinder is not to be used at close distance.

I'll try to use a camera body with it, but I don't know if I will find a way to tune the RF at close distance... on a Contax/Kiev I would need a new helical, on a Leica the RF adjustments are probably not sufficient.
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Sep 05 2013 :  08:10:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

On RFF, you had said that perhaps you would try with a Zorki you have.
Always on that track?

I will try my two odd 1,5 Sonnar lenses (the huge 5cm and the 5,8cm) on my M2 in a while. Impossible for the moment. It could give an information for the Zorki...
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S.H.
France
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Posted - Sep 05 2013 :  09:56:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Zorki RF has two adjustment points : infinity and 1 meter. My lens is good at infinity, so if I calibrate the Zorki RF at 1 meter it will be false everywhere else. I would have to add some parameter in here, such as machining the RF cam of the adapter : look at the rear of the 5.8cm / 6cm lenses, some do not have a simple cylindrical cam but there is a slope here as you pointed it yourself. Here is your picture seen earlier in the thread:




I may be wrong, but such a lens could be done with a "standard" helical fit for a true 5cm Sonnar, the slope in the cam taking into account the difference in focal length.

So in my case with a contax mount I have some theoretical options :
- modify the RF cam of an existing Contax => Leica adapter or jupiter mount (if it fits) : very hard to do properly, I'm not in a Zeiss Factory
- get a barrel from a junked 5.8cm lens, the optical module can perhaps be swapped
- make a custom helical and cam (impossible, costs for calculations and production would be astronomically costly)
- modify a the RF of a specific body, but I do not know if it is really possible. there are always parameters to tune up in RF mechanisms, but here the focal length is clearly different so it is probably not enough.

For the last point, I must think about it with the various repairmen I know. Anyway, it is a fun little problem to think about :)

Edited by - S.H. on Sep 05 2013 11:42:39 AM
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Sep 05 2013 :  10:19:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My big coated 1,5/5cm has a slope on the RF cam too. But officially, it's a 5cm, not a 5,8 or 6cm...
Ask if you want photos of this cam. If you want measures, it would be easier for me by pm in French!

Edited by - Jacques M. on Sep 05 2013 10:21:20 AM
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S.H.
France
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Posted - Sep 05 2013 :  10:30:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! I will think about it if I need it.

In the meantime, I just came across this on ebay :


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/592013_front.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/592013_side.jpg

see it here : http://www.ebay.com/itm/EX-Carl-Zeiss-Jena-Sonnar-60mm-f-1-5-original-Leica-LTM-mount-60-f1-5-/310737136790

Sloped cam too... and also, outrageous price at USD 2,370 . Note, this one close to f/11 only.





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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Sep 05 2013 :  11:19:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have just tried the two lenses.

The 1,5/5,8cm, with screwed RF, is perfect on my M2 (with LTM/M bag). On the IIIg too.

The 1,5/5cm, with a sloped RF, is curious on the M2: infinity at 5m, good at 1,20m (the last distance where the tip is in contact), nothing below (lens graduated down to 0,80m).
On my IIIg, the infinity is fine. All is OK down to 1,05, then the tip unhangs.

Certainly, a problem of compatibility with the ring for the M2. And a question of shape of tip/shape of RF for the IIIg below 1,05m...

All that will be confirmed with a film inside the IIIg.

I had seen the 1,5/6cm on eBay. Interesting (not concerning the price!).

Edited by - Jacques M. on Sep 05 2013 4:08:33 PM
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Sep 19 2013 :  09:11:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I have tried the two lenses on my Leica IIIg (on a Leica only because they are both m marked).

The big coated 1,5/5cm does not be screwed easily on the camera (the same on a Fed) as if the metallurgy was imperfect. In fact, I don't feel the point where I must stop screwing. I made only three photos with this lens: not sharp, not neat, as if the focus was incorrect. I will have it regulated if I want to use it...

The 1,5/5,8cm has no problem, except between 1,20m and 1 meter which is the limit. In fact, the rangefinder cannot follow the inner movement of the lens below 1,20m because of its shape.
Here is a photo with this lens:


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1992013_CCI19092013_00000.bmp

Really, I am much surprised by the contrasts given by this non coated lens. The general looking is the one of my best Sonnars...

Jacques.

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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Sep 19 2013 :  09:32:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Another one, this time at the limits of the lens (more or less 1,20m without foot, wide open, 1/500th. Cloudy weather). Always without correction when scanning.


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1992013_CCI19092013_00001.bmp

With the limits noted in the precedent post concerning focussing, I am perplex...

Jacques.
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S.H.
France
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Posted - Sep 20 2013 :  02:45:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the pictures. It seems it is a good lens. I found mine also has good contrast, even if it is uncoated. But it will be very hard to adapt it on a Leica/contax body, except at infinity.
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Jan 11 2014 :  08:41:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I am always with the exotic Sonnars... Glass probably made prewar by Zeiss, mounted postwar by whom?

Here, side by side, my former one (the one which I used to make the photos) and the new one. Exactly the same, except for the rangefinder ring: slopy on the new one.


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1112014_DSCF1597.JPG


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1112014_DSCF1598.JPG

Amitiés. Jacques.

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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - Jan 12 2014 :  2:21:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Has someone see it? I never had a notivce of another.
http://www.novacon.com.br/odditycameras/zeissikon2.htm

Regards LP
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Jan 12 2014 :  3:42:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

No.
But I seen somewhere lately such a lens with these two big ears.
I try to find it again.

No idea of the serial number of the lens, Luiz? It would be interesting to compare with Thiele's listing.

Amitiés. Jacques.
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - Jan 13 2014 :  12:23:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No data on numbers could be both the mysterous 14XXXXXXX or the 21XXXXXXXX but see another thread:

http://www.pigment-print.com/Fotografica/CJZ%20Sonnar%2060%20f1.5%20LTM/target1.html
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LP
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Jan 15 2014 :  07:47:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thanks Luiz. I have already seen it.
If somebody wants my listing of these odd 1.5/5cm, or /5,8cm, or /6cm: please tell. I can send that by PM.

I have just discovered that my last 1.5/5.8cm (the one with the "slopy" rangefinder) is single coated in purple and blue. This is not said in the literature I have read about these lenses. The mystery becomes darker...

Amitiés. Jacques.
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Feb 14 2014 :  11:56:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hello,

Happy to see that it is a connoisseur of Sonnars who joins us... Welcome!

I think by my datas that there were probably 500 of these lenses made (s/n from 1407002 to 1407485). I have two of them. They are the same, except for two features:
- the rangefinder barrel (screw or slope)
- the front lens (coating or not).

The Sonnarex are much more rare. I only knew one till now. What is the serial number of yours? Is it a LTM? Hope you will use it!

Amitiés. Jacques.
PS: it seems your files don't work.
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Bez Dan
bezdan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Posted - Feb 14 2014 :  12:05:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dear Jacques ;)

thank you very much for your kind welcome :). I ll try to post it again. Yes it is LTM, its sn is: 1948510 ;) and it has very fine gravure.

I am having some problems with jpeg upload.

I ll try again

Best regards

Edited by - bezdan on Feb 14 2014 12:21:12 PM
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Guido Studer
Guido
Switzerland
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Posted - Feb 14 2014 :  12:59:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Guido's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello

@Jacques M.: You can look at the pictures by modifying the file names manualy. For example:

http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1422014_FB_Sonanrex_%20(1%20of%2013).jpg

should work when copyed to the address line of your browser (exchange all spaces with "%20").

@bezdan: It's a good idea to not use spaces in the file names when uploading.

Best wishes - Guido

Edited by - Guido on Feb 14 2014 1:00:42 PM
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Feb 14 2014 :  2:33:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thanks, Guido . But I fear I am quite stupid concerning all that...
bezdan: sure of the number? 194xxxx and not 149xxxx? The only other s/n number concerning this ultra rare lens is 1498512.

Thanks. Amitiés. Jacques.
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Feb 14 2014 :  3:06:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

So, my number is wrong: 1948512 and not 1498512.
Thanks.
Somebody of the Zeiss Society...

Jacques.
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Bez Dan
bezdan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Posted - Feb 14 2014 :  3:10:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hope it works now


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1422014_Sonnarex.jpg





http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1422014_4.jpg


Edited by - bezdan on Feb 14 2014 3:56:04 PM
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Feb 14 2014 :  3:28:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Absolutely beautiful!
And "für Leica": the first time I see that...

What means - 0 - on the beauty ring??

What is the weight of your lens? Mine are 187g (sloped rangefinder) and 183g (screw one). It can be important to know what the inside is made of...

Jacques.
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